Why can’t Connecticut governor provide links to non-government hurricane track info?

Or even the NOAA website? RVO reader Sue H. makes note the Connecticut governor’s “most recent weather update” posted on his office’s website is more than 20 hours old.

There are plenty of Internet websites where you can gather hurricane track information, but other than Twitter feeds, the Connecticut governor’s website does not link to any of them. The PDF with tracking information they provide – again, currently more than 20 hours old – seems to have been complied from information gathered from NOAA, and put into a printable format by Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Why not just provide us direct links to allow us to get the most current information? We can do that for ya…

Here is the most current track of Hurricane Irene as provided by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. You can select from past advisories to see how the track of the hurricane has changed, and the track is overlayed on a Google map where you can zoom in and move around easily. The most current advisory (#28A) has the storm eye passing into Connecticut a few hundred yards southeast of Sikorsky Memorial Airport, tracking northeast and passing over Bradley International Airport. Again, visit the link to see new advisories every two to three hours.

Important for all along New England’s southern coast is storm surge probabilities. NOAA has that too, again embedded into a Google map. Click on the graphic to the right to see an expanded view, but in short as of this morning there is a 40 to 60 percent chance of a three-foot storm surge during the storm. You can change the graphic to show probability of two-foot surges or any other number. (There is currently a 5 to 10 percent chance of a six-foot storm surge along Connecticut’s coast.

Expected wind speeds are also available from NOAA.

Others include…

Here is a video this morning from NBC30.com that includes graphics on rainfall totals which – along with winds and storm surge – are important to know about. Remember the video will soon be outdated.

Stay safe.

Note: From what I understand, Jim Vicevich will be in the WTIC News Talk 1080 studio broadcasting tomorrow morning during the storm.

25 replies
  1. Anybody but Obama
    Anybody but Obama says:

    Steve,? Thank You? for doing the work of?the Governors Office. Maybe you could provide them with a link to RadioViceOnline.com so they know whats going on.

  2. Dottie
    Dottie says:

    Ignorance of the facts, keeps us dependent on the government. ?Why would they want us to know the facts? ?

  3. Shared Sacrifice
    Shared Sacrifice says:

    Dannel Malloy just got a manicure- his nails took a beating when he wrapped flannel around the Dannel-Topiaries at his shoreline mansion.? And now he’s water-proofing his Italian driving slippers just in case he needs to brave the storm and buy more Vichy bottled water- to fill his tub and flush his toilet…? And you thought he only pooped on the taxpayers!

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      Shared Sacrifice, That was hysterical and, oh the pictures in my head. You have discovered the dirty little secret, Dannel Malloy is rich, but he needed state funds to compete with the “rich” Tom Foley. I know it’s the law, but does anyone? else think we could have used those public election funds for something else other than funding his campaign.? From “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” “Anyone, Anyone?

  4. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    BTW, did anyone else notice the difference of opinion to Steve’s post? As I said before, NO LOCKSTEP here.

  5. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    ?Instilling fear into old ladies seems to be the government & their lapdog media’s main function at all times.

  6. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Great job Gov. Malloy!
    He has been meeting with agency and utility co. heads for days and has had informative pressors for the last 2 days.
    Thanks for keeping us apprised and safe.

    • GdavidH
      GdavidH says:

      Good thing he banned all tractor trailer traffic from Connecticuts highways yesterday and this morning. Those guys are so clueless as to how and when to drive. Good thing we have a progressive liberal in charge to tell us all how to……….

  7. rachel
    rachel says:

    I wonder…does the woman who signs for Malloy during his “pressors” have a specific gesture for “uhhhhh…”??? At one point? my husband, my son and one of my daughters yelled for me to change the channel because he is incapable of communicating effectively.? And before anyone has a hissy fit that I’m being mean to Malloy—it isn’t just that he obviously never took a public speaking class in college, it’s that he’s lied & destroyed what was left of an already shaky CT economy.? Thanks, don’t need Malloy to be my meteorologist, especially if he can’t direct people to pertinent & timely links with storm info.

  8. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    I suspect that anyone with internet access and a yearn for accurate weather/Hurri info didn’t going to the Guv’s website (thank God).? I just wonder how much it cost the taxpayers ot CT to deliver 20+ hour old data in a real time situation?? Secondly, did anyone at the state level depend on ‘ole Danny-boy’s yesterday forecast?

  9. Murphy
    Murphy says:

    They were planning on updating it but the are still waiting for him to finish his answer. So far he’s up to ah well hmm ah oh hmm ah ah ah…..

  10. jnelchef
    jnelchef says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else find that he constantly wears his Malloy/Wyman?campaign jacket on official business distasteful? I always thought that once you were sworn in to the position, you represented everyone.

    • rachel
      rachel says:

      That is tacky, now that you mention it.
      Furthermore, I find it amusing that whenever anyone in the press asks a question, Wyman tips her head to the side and squints like a confused dog.? Malloy’s weakness: public speaking, Wyman’s weakness: public listening?

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      When it comes to partisanship, “Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest”, Democrats are the best (worst but I wanted the rhyme).? I guess it’s that kinda day.

  11. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    I called nancy when I found out that we would not have power until tues the 6th. I told her my neighbor was 94, on oxygen and it was getting sticky…she could not even run a fan Another neighbor , 89 is alone and stuck in her home.? Within an hour Red Cross was down checking on them and within 4 hours, 4 linemen trucks were escorted to my neighborhood by the police!

  12. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Oh, and when at the FEMA center, a woman turned to me and said…no one will vote for Malloy after this fiasco. I went ballistic and said “If it weren’t for his quick demands that FEMA cut the red tape and get over here, you would not be online right now and getting your ice, water and shower!”
    Some people are morons.

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