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Response to email question about storm surges. The term “storm surge” has been unadvisedly expanded to frequently mean any rapid onslaught of water during rising high tides related to a cyclonic syst…

Response to email question about storm surges.

The term “storm surge” has been unadvisedly expanded to frequently mean any rapid onslaught of water during rising high tides related to a cyclonic system

Not so.

A true storm surge is pretty much a one-time deal, arriving with the initial onslaught of a storm. It can be slightly likened to an icebreaker effect, whereby a cyclone literally shoves a wall of ocean water out in front of it, most obvious as it makes landfall.

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Added by jaymann on October 29, 2012 at 1:55am — No Comments

Oct. 28, 2012 -- Talking some all-time tides versus Sandy

Email: “Jay - you have been here a lot longer than I. I have reached out to all, trying to figure out out projected storm surge. It would seem at least as bad as the "92",( perfect storm), and maybe leaning towards the early 60s hurricane.

Did you leave? We are a staying put in BHW. Stay dry. Barry.



(Well, Cap, that question actually opens up a can of historic worms. I’m serious.

The yardstick March Storm of 1962, was a nor'easter -- and an official blizzard on the… Continue

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Sunday, October 28, 2012: Kinda quietish, though the first heavier rain bands have arrived (5:15)

Jay Mann

Sunday, October 28, 2012:

I guess this is the relative calm before the storm. With the bewitching evacuation hour (4 pm) now past, the roads are quiet, though not eerily so.



The toughest go has been trying to find java or colder energy drinks.



I ran into a couple guys who had to cruise all the way up to the Ship Bottom 7-11 for even the minorist incidentals. And they just made it.



Talking with the 7-11 owners, they’re afraid to stay open much… Continue

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Saturday, October 27, 2012: I've been bizarrely busy this day before the day before the day before the night of the storm.

 

Above: One last look at a peaceful Holgate. What awaits is all bad. 

Young email: Jay, Will this storm really hurt Holgate? 

At this erosional…

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Friday, October 26, 2012:

Above: Raptor gives me the evil eye, Holgate.

Friday, October 26, 2012: I live my…

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Added by jaymann on October 26, 2012 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

Thursday, October 25, 2012: Storm wondering; bass to the north;

Above: No shortage of fall flatties mixed in with the blues. Here's a pic I took this a..m. at the Holgate Rip. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012: As we hopefully try to ignore the theatrical preamble to whatever grade of…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012: Off the striper snide; blues galore; be aware of the skies; a shell tree grows in Holgate

 

Above: I netted this living example of just how many snapper blues (up to a foot long) are out and about and downing rainfish. There are about 35 in this one throw.  All were released.  I sorta sacrificed my cast net…

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Added by jaymann on October 24, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Tuesday October 23, 2012: The LBI beaches remain wide and highly rideable

Above: Rainfish opting to swim into three inches of water in Holgate late today. Herring were the driving force. 

Tuesday October 23, 2012: The LBI beaches remain wide and highly…

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Weekly blog, Oct. 24, 2012: A Hellhole Grows in Holgate, Mola Mola DOA

The Fish Story

A Hellhole Grows in Holgate; The Tale Behind a 48-Pounder

By JAY MANN | Oct 25, 2012…
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Added by jaymann on October 23, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

By request: A couple more vortex photos



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Added by jaymann on October 22, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Monday, October 22, 2012: Mini-mullet pains; raining rainfish; a couple bass



Above: Today in Holgate, herring were running large --- and, below, plentiful, as in…

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Interviewing Joe Czapkowski.



I got to talk to Joe Joe Czapkowski today. Real nice guy and understandably thrilled with his catch – not only because of its length and girth but also the fact he caught it in utterly sloppy surf conditions, i.e. both the best conditions to fish…

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Sunday, October 21, 2012: Super slow in the sky and the sea ... north, south, in-between

 

Above: Trying to fight the wave action --- with lighter gear -- near parking lot in Holgate.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012: I’m groggy today from watching for no-show meteorites into the wee hours…

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Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012:

Above: I won't burn his spot.  

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012: I had a hyper filled day. Angling early and late with some artifact digging in-between. Can't burn the digging site.

I can say that there was a…

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Friday late-day update -- Got the mick knocked outta me by Joe Cz. ; Jeff S. plug collection up in smoke

Photo: Joe Czapkowski just took the lead in the LBI Derby with this 48-lb 10-oz bass. He caught it off of the surf mid day on clam.
Joe Czapkowski just took the lead in the LBI Derby with this…
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Friday, October 19, 2012: A rough go today; way warmth coming; burnt out buggy;

 Above: Yesterday was still shorts weather for me. See about arriving warmth below.  

 

Friday, October 19, 2012: It’s a surfcasting challenge out there right about now.…

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Thursday, October 18, 2012: -- Holgate hole; bad fishing; a look at the Rip -- lots of news stuff; Rip video

 

Above: Grounded horseshoe crab on odd sand swirls in Holgate. It is not underwater. Hey, there are no fish to photograph. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012: Went to Holgate today to see if the vortex was still vortexing.…

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WAVE ALERT:

Alert: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Alert: Grinding 4- to 6-foot, long-period southerly groundswells continue to pound the LBI beachfront. As the tide drops, waveriding could go epic. However, boating in and around the Island's inlets will get tricky,…

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