[FoRK] October Surprise Poll
owen at permafrost.net
Wed Jun 9 11:56:55 PDT 2004
Lorin Rivers wrote:
>What's it going to be?
>Osama bin Laden captured!
>Spectacular terrorist attack on US soil!
>Vote is threatened by terrorist attacks, vote suspended due to red alert.
>Diebold Election Systems fixes the vote in battleground states.
>Escalation in Israel, Iran, or North Korea. US opens a new war front.
>WMD's found in Iraq!
>US pulls out of Iraq in October, leaving the UN in charge.
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Well I'd bet on one based on what happened here last fall. A hurricane
hits Boston or New York or vicinity circa the end of September.
> Why did a category-two Hurricane hit Nova Scotia?
> *An explanation of the unusual intensity of Hurricane Juan
> Prepared by Chris Fogarty
> Hurricane Researcher, Canadian Hurricane Centre
> October 24, 2003*
> It is not rare for hurricanes to strike Nova Scotia (once every three
> years lately), but usually they are barely hurricane strength when
> they reach our shores. Hurricane Juan made landfall on September 29th,
> 2003 as a marginal category two hurricane with maximum sustained wind
> speeds of 85 knots (158 km/h). Based on hurricane records during the
> past 100 years, it appears that such a strong hurricane in Nova Scotia
> occurs only once in 50 years.
> So what made Juan so powerful when it reached Nova Scotia? The answer
> to that question has a lot to do with the unusually warm ocean surface
> water temperatures during the tail end of September 2003.
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