Laneia’s Team Pick:
Are you trapped in an office, unable to watch 24 hr coverage of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall? Or maybe you just want as much Sandy on as many informational screens in your area as possible? Well The Atlantic has kindly compiled a list of 35+ webcams that are currently livestreaming the effects of the hurricane. Unfortunately for spectators, some effects of a hurricane include knocking out power to webcams, so a few of these are useless. But! The view from the New York Times building is pretty stunning/bleak.
Another way to keep up is with Instacane, a site compiling every Instagram photo tagged with #sandy, which means you’re also getting lots of pictures of soup and dogs. Results vary.
And finally, the super neatest thing is this wind map from hint.fm.
Don’t miss our Hurricane Sandy Open Thread and stay safe little ducks! We’re all very worried about you.
UPDATE: This Harbor Cam has sound omg.
Thank you. I am in fact at my desk finishing monthly reports wishing I could be watching storm things because I just love weather. Stay safe east coast :)
yep. I can back up that wind chart’s veracity, because status in Eastern Michigan is “windy as fuck”. Also competing with status “bad day to wear hair down.” I’m partial to the latter at the moment, because I’m right next to the door that people insist on using.
The wind is crazy all the way over here in Kentucky as well. I think it’s currently pegged at 30 mph.
You guys, this webcam footage definitely looks less like a hurricane and more like the Dementors have arrived in the U.S. by way of the Atlantic ocean are breeding like crazy and are about to do scary things to us.
#36? Look out my window.
the wind map is so pretty.
ummmmm the harbor cam (statue of liberty link) has SOUND. obsessed.
The hurricane’s only a category 1. The main danger is the storm surge. If you’re not on the coast and have a decent house, you’ll be just fine. :)
I live in Florida, so it’s really nice out right now. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky today! :D
Hmm I couldn’t get a decent video out of any of the links on that page :( I want to be in a hurricane, it sounds exciting!
Hurricane’s are pretty shitty once its over and done with.. But ya might as well drink a stout hurricane while its going on! Be safe ya’ll, MS gulf coast is calm for once..