“Sandy” They’re Awfulizing the Big Storm Again!

Remember  the hand wringing prior to “Hurricane” Irene hitting the northeastern seaboard?   Well, they do this every time.  Soon no one will listen to the lamestream weather criers anymore, and perhaps everyone will fail to respond when a real disaster hits. This time, Matt Drudge, who is a disaster junkie, has been saving his red headlines for the stories about federally induced storm panic.

Sandy is one large storm, but as it’s hitting land it doesn’t rate as a hurricane if you pay attention to the wind data coming from the weather stations which feed Wunderground.com.

Pharmer picked two…  One in Robbins’ Reef NJ, because there was news about evacuations in  New York City, and one in little Assateague Island, out there all by itself, east of Maryland.  Pharmer expects the storm to blast that island hardest.

The wind data is in Kilometers per hour  on the weather station flags.  Look at the graphs and you won’t see wind gusts above 50 mph, and sustained winds are much milder.  You know what that means.  It’s just like a summer storm, down on the Pharm, only lasting longer than usual.

It’s a mess, but not worth the big warnings to evacuate.

Why does the media cause more economic destruction than the storm would by itself??

Sandy makes landfall



Little Assateague Island Weather station.  Remember, the 60 is wind gust in KILOMETERS per hour, not MPH

See the wind speed graph of Assategue with MPH scale on the LEFT

left side is mph  it's not a hurricane yet!


Weather Stations around Robbins Reef and NYC

Check the Robbins Reef  Wind speed graph below.

it's not a hurricane yet

Sorry weather criers,  Sandy is not going to give Obama such a big chance to look presidential.  In fact, we might even be able to get back to learning more about why Obama refused help to the Libyan Embassy in Benghazi when it was attacked.

Update:  Pharmer sees the weather stations still tracking after midnight, with the wind not getting worse, and…….. you know the power hasn’t been knocked out yet.

Update:  6am 10/29  Winds at Robbins Reef, NJ are around 30-35mph, and gusts have not yet hit 50mph.   The worst of the storm has blown through Assateague, MD,  but another milder area is overhead.  Winds there are calm and they’re getting a LOT of rain.

Update: 1:18 pm   The storm has shifted direction and is heading north ward.  Winds are picking up at Robbins Reef, with sustained winds in the 40s and with gusts in the 50s MPH.    Unfortunately for Assateague, the storm turned before blowing further westward.  It looks like the weather station is  giving winds ranging from zero to gusts in the 80’s.  As it is registering mostly calm winds, Pharmer thinks it’s down.

Wunderground has stopped displaying weather station data, due to bandwidth shortage as of just before 2 pm.   The winds at Ocean city, MD have appeared to die down to the teens.

So far it looks like – Pharmer is right, the media has kept Sandy awfulized to a hurricane, though it hit as a tropical storm.  But Pharmer is wrong about needing to evacuate.  Flooding is turning out to be cause for evacuations in  coastal areas not prepared for such Wetness.

The politics?  REALLY!  Obama flew to Florida to campaign yesterday, but was flown back to monitor the storm.  What’s on the news?   The Obama campaign is wondering whether the storm can be utilized to  help his reelection effort.  Tacky Tacky Tacky.

Pharmer sez,  use Wunderground and your own  gossip chains, NOT the media,  to decide where to send aid to wet and cold people.

UPDATE midnight 1029 to show Graphs from 10-29

Robbins Reef  NJ on day 2  This place is getting the most wind.


Assateague Island on 10-29, showing when it’s wind monitor broke.


Ocean City inlet, MD  which is  near Assateague, was picked up to display the wind on 10-29.   Be sure to check the amazing change in wind direction which is shown at midday.  This is close to the time that Assateague’s wind monitor wiped out.

Update 10-30-12
Robbin’s Reef, NJ on 10-30

Ocean City, MD on 10-30

Assateague Island’s wind monitor spinner remains busted, but the directional vane is still sending data. 10-30

Sandy is pretty much finished with these three locations, and now they can start mopping up the mess.
Why did the weather stations send continuous data to the internet? No power outage at those locations, near where Sandy made landfall.

In Time for 2nd Debate, Hillary Takes Responsibility for Security at Benghazi

Clinton: I’m responsible for diplomats’ security – CNN.com.

Hillary is taking the blame for the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya in Benghazi, saying that the diplomats’  security is the job of the state department.

This is in tune with Biden and Obama’s attempt to absolve themselves from blame for removing U.S. security from the Libyan embassy, and for refusals to heed requests from ambassador Chris Stevens, who was  killed there.

Prior reports that Stevens was raped before he was killed came from Tayyar.org (Lebanon news) which credited the AFP.   The AFP complained to Tayyar  and the news page in Arabic, as well as video claims have been scrubbed from the internet. No one wants credit for initial reports that Stevens was raped before, during or after he was murdered.

The Washington Times is keeping this view of the Google Translated Tayyar.org article.  If this link  disappears, notify the Pharmer in comments, because it can be restored.


If You Still Rely on U.S. Mainstream Media, You Need to Hear This

Regarding your election choices and what the government is doing, you will not be informed by the mainstream media. Here is Proof. Click below and read how issues of foreign policy are handled. Then listen to the reporters coordinating their questions for the candidate, not realizing that a hot mic was present.

The Insane MSM Questions Romney Faced at Presser – By Katrina Trinko – The Corner – National Review Online.

“Apparently President Obama Can’t See Egypt and Libya from his House”

Says Sarah Palin on Facebook.

She commented on the poor response of the administration to attacks on embassys in the Middle East on the anniversary of 911.

Sarah closed with the following blast: “America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.”

Redundant expression for War

‘Kinetic military action’ or ‘war’? – Jonathan Allen – POLITICO.com.

Remember when the lefties began using an alternate term for the A word.  You know……. Choice  = Abortion.

Now there’s a new word for another kind of killing.  It’s “Kinetic“.   Kinetic used to mean ‘of or pertaining to motion‘, before the lefties got a hold of it.   Of course, action is pretty much a similar thing.  So you have extreme redundancy surrounding the term ‘military’ to refer to WAR when the lefties do it.

So there you have it:  War = Kinetic Military Action.

The bonehead who may be credited with this latest idiocy is Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, and here’s his statement quoted at the Politico:

“I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone,” Rhodes said. “Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end. But again, the nature of our commitment is that we are not getting into an open-ended war, a land invasion in Libya.”

White House: Helping install ‘a democratic system’ is goal in Libya – TheHill.com

White House: Helping install ‘a democratic system’ is goal in Libya – TheHill.com.

Remember what Obama said about avoiding war, ending US involvement in wars, avoiding nation building……..


The Libyan mission has morphed from doing nothing, to saving the lives of the Libyan rebels, and now  to installing a democratic government in Libya, which is REGIME CHANGE.

“Oh by the way”,  Obama has finally notified Congress that we’re at war.

It appears that no one wants to lead the war, and France is proposing a steering committee.

It’s more than a No Fly Zone

U.N. okays military action on Libya | Reuters.

Looks as though Europe is worried about its oil supply and is ready to bomb for stability in the Middle East.

Apparently other Arab states are joining in, and actually requested UN intervention to stop daffy Qaddafi’s  push against the Libyan rebels.

The UN actually beat the US to a decision, but only could do this because Obama’s in charge.

Note who  beat them all to the punch, but, of course she’s not in charge.

White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi | The Australian

White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi | The Australia.

The Dems were hunting up big bad news about BP to inflame American sentiment against it, and accidently dug up a tidbit about Obama’s approval of compassionate release for the Lockerbie bomber.

This is a problem since Obama recently said that America  was shocked and angered by the release.

The excuse for releasing al-Megrahi was that he had terminal, inoperable prostate cancer.    He is, however, now expected to survive for at least 10 more years.