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Hurricane Sandy: Potential Serious U.S. Impacts

Chris Dolce and Jon Erdman Published: Oct 25, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT weather.com

Sandy has the potential to bring major impacts to the U.S. East Coast through the weekend and into early next week.

Stay alert USA

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Thank you Breezy, Reddwolf and ICSA for bringing this storm information to those of us in US on East Coast - very much appreicated.  Sure beats watching the weather channel!  :-*

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Worst Storm in 100 Years Seen for Northeast U.S. as Sandy Grows  UPDATE on SANDY

October 25, 2012

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"A driver maneuvers his classic American car along a wet road as a wave crashes against the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, on Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy blasted across eastern Cuba on Thursday as a potent Category 2 storm and headed for the Bahamas after causing at least two deaths in the Caribbean. Photographer:"Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo

"Hurricane Sandy will probably grow into a “Frankenstorm” that may become the worst to hit the U.S. Northeast in 100 years if current forecasts are correct.

Sandy may combine with a second storm coming out of the Midwest to create a system that would rival the New England Hurricane of 1938 in intensity, said Paul Kocin, a National Weather Service meteorologist in College Park, Maryland.

“What we’re seeing in some of our models is a storm at an intensity that we have not seen in this part of the country in the past century,” Kocin said in a telephone interview. “We’re not trying to hype it, this is what we’re seeing in some of our models. It may come in weaker.”

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"“If the storm follows the current hurricane center forecast, we are looking at over $5 billion in damage,” said Chuck Watson, director of research and development at Kinetic Analysis Corp. in Silver Spring, Maryland."

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As of 5 p.m. New York time, Sandy was located 125 miles east-southeast of Nassau, Bahamas, with top winds of 105 miles per hour, a Category 2 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the hurricane center in Miami. It was moving north at 20 mph. "

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-25/u-dot-s-dot-east-from-washington-to-nyc-at-risk-from-hurricane-sandy

The crew will keep you all informed/updated about this storm...so check here...

and now from HAARP  Tx W2K...

October 25, 2012 - 1:50pm EDT

Focus shifted to California for the Western US readings, but the strongest is out east.

The Eastern USA now has a 9.1 Magnitude frequency, a highly rare event. Keep in mind this has been building in longwave form for about a week now.

Do feel it was the signal that was foreseeing the destruction of what is Hurricane Sandy.

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Wavelengths -

Shortwaves indicate near events, a high short spike usually means a short term major event is about to happen in that area.

Longwaves and steady increases usually mean a large scale change is developing in the area that will effect a large area's upper level jet stream.

M1 - M2 - Slight change is expected, but overall the weather pattern is not being affected.

M3 - M5 - Change is expected and the reading indicates between then and and a few days it will happen. This is considered a moderate reading, which if a short spike can be a nearby event such as severe weather, unexpected lightning, or a tornado.

M6 - M9 - Significant change is expected. Anything over M7 is rare and special attention must be directed when readings go seven and higher. Severe storms are associated with this reading, which if a short spike can be a nearby event and a long duration and slow build being a large scale change.

M10 - Associated with tornado outbreaks. This also can be strong hurricanes and blizzards.

http://www.haarpstatus.com/status.html

 

 

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Update:  Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, 6:51 am - they are now calling this a Nor'Easter...which isn't ever good for those of us on the East Coast of US.  :-\

Depends on if the storm takes a left turn or a right turn....isn't that the story of our lives?  LOL.

Anyone here in S. Carolina - good luck to you all as it appears as thought that will be where it first hits in the US...

Suppose I'll be heading out for ice (cooler), bread and other quick fix meals in the event we have a power loss...oh and wine.  Heaven forbid I be stuck at home with no wine...that would be a travesty.  ;D

sorry - just trying to inject a skosh of humor into what appears to be a not so humorous developing situation. ;D

Keep up the updates, Breezey, ICSA and Redd - I'll be checking here first. 

W2K

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East Coast braces for 'Frankenstorm'!  Hurricane Sandy barrels towards U.S. as meteorologist warns 'perfect storm' could pose 'greatest risk to human life'

Weather forecasters predict the storm could hit in the days before Halloween as a 'Perfect Storm'

Could cause up to $1billion worth of damage

Thousands could be without power and millions of children could have their Halloween 'trick or treat' ruined

21 people reported dead across Caribbean as super storm moves north

By JAMES NYE and BETH STEBNER

PUBLISHED: 15:07, 25 October 2012 | UPDATED: 17:45, 26 October 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223047/Hurricane-Sandy-Forecasters-warn-pre-Halloween-perfect-storm-strike-East-Coast.html

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/153813.shtml?tswind120

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSBRE89N16J20121026

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/storm-sandy-hurricane-idUSL1E8LQ24K20121026

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/hurricane-sandy-news-20121023

this is a great link providing updated news asap

LIVE LINK:  http://wtvr.com/2012/10/26/live-updates-tracking-hurricane-sandy/

LIVE LINK:  Live Hurricane Sandy Coverage

I hope that a few of these links will provide you with enough information to be able to be prepared enough to be safe.

Take care USA

Icanseeatoms.

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ICSA - thank you very much for all of the links you provided above.  It just seems surreal at this time but I'm sure I won't be saying that next week...it looks as though this monster is going to be deposited directly at my door  :-[

Appreciate all the information - everyone!!!

it'll be what it's going to be....I'll check in as possible....unless, of course, through positive fractalling...this thing hooks a right and heads back out to sea.  8)

...I forgot to say how much you all rock!  :-*:-* :-*:-* :-*:-* :-*:-* :-*:-*

W2K

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Update:  Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, 6:51 am - they are now calling this a Nor'Easter...which isn't ever good for those of us on the East Coast of US.  :-\

Depends on if the storm takes a left turn or a right turn....isn't that the story of our lives?  LOL.

Anyone here in S. Carolina - good luck to you all as it appears as thought that will be where it first hits in the US...

Suppose I'll be heading out for ice (cooler), bread and other quick fix meals in the event we have a power loss...oh and wine.  Heaven forbid I be stuck at home with no wine...that would be a travesty.  ;D

sorry - just trying to inject a skosh of humor into what appears to be a not so humorous developing situation. ;D

Keep up the updates, Breezey, ICSA and Redd - I'll be checking here first. 

W2K

Be safe,w2k!

If you are in SC,I think you will be ok.

I have weathered alot of storms there since I am a native of SC.

12 years ago I left that beautiful state partly because of hurricanes.

My heart goes out to all those in the northeast because that area seems to have gone through so much in the past few years,and here we go again.

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Thank you, Invisible!

We will be ready for whatever comes by the end of the weekend...I just pray it heads back out to sea.  Rainy Nor'easters are nasty.

Will let you all know how we make out...

W2K

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Hurricane Sandy

10/25/12

"Despite going over fairly high mountains in Jamaica and being so close to fairly high mountains in Cuba, Sandy’s central pressure plummeted 14 mb in 3 hours and winds increased by 30 mph in about 7 hours after it left the Jamaican coast.

Although the size and intensity of hurricanes aren’t well correlated, not only has Sandy intensified over the past day, it has also grown and is now an enormous circulation with a diameter of about 1500 miles. In other words, locations as far as 700-800 miles away from the center are measuring Sandy-related pressure drops, seeing Sandy-related clouds, and feeling Sandy-related winds.

The storm has already claimed two lives: one in Haiti and one in Jamaica, both related to flash flooding. and 11 in Cuba...

In Guantanamo, Cuba, a 76 mph wind gust was recorded earlier today. A long radar loop from Pilon, Cuba captured the Jamaican and Cuban landfalls, and a loop from Miami shows the storm presently (sites further north will be available as the storm comes within range).

Read story here..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/hurricane-sandy-becomes-stronger-and-larger-than-expected/2012/10/25/59172f10-1eb2-11e2-9cd5-b55c38388962_blog.html

1500 MILES ACROSS.....do you realize how big that is???  700/800 miles on each side of the center..????  IF you put that on the land mass of the USA...it would cover just about HALF of it.... totally cover it...

PM Update: Hurricane Sandy approaches; weekend forecast remains somewhat tricky

10/26/12

By Ian Livingston

"Hurricane Sandy: How to prepare for the storm

We’ve been pretty socked in with clouds all day thanks to this pesky marine layer that seems to be enjoying its stay overhead. But, temperatures still made it to highs near 70, which is certainly nothing to complain about. Any breaks here and there are likely to fill back in heading into the night, and we’ve got a near repeat tomorrow before Hurricane Sandy starts to close in on Sunday.

Related: Washington, D.C. will not escape Hurricane Sandy: latest storm scenarios

LINKS

RT @wunderground: Latest HPC 5-day precipitation forecast calls for up to 13 inches of rain on DE/MD peninsula. http://t.co/HCnGl4Ck 2 minutes ago

RT @usnwsgov: Check out new @NOAA StormCentral Page with links to info. and resources for #Sandy: http://t.co/hbhXJvW3 about an hour ago

A state of emergency has now been declared in DC ahead of Hurricane Sandy. http://t.co/zMvpuIPB about an hour ago

PM Update: Hurricane Sandy approaches; weekend forecast remains somewhat tricky http://t.co/7SFBYR7I about 2 hours ago

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang

State of Emergency has been declared in Maryland, Virginia, Pa..and NY..

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“Never Seen Anything Like This”: Hurricane Sandy begins merging with polar air mass, threatens US East Coast — Over a dozen nuclear plants brace for impacts

Nuclear reactors in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast are being monitored for potential impacts by Hurricane Sandy, a Category 1 storm that may strike anywhere from Delaware to southern New England.

“Because of the size of it, we could see an impact to coastal and inland plants,” Neil Sheehan, a spokesman based in Philadelphia for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said by phone today. “We will station inspectors at the sites if we know they could be directly impacted.”

http://enenews.com/hybrid-super-storm-threatens-us-east-coast-hurricane-to-merge-with-polar-mass-over-a-dozen-nuclear-reactors-bracing-for-impact

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FLOODING: Carolina Beach sees Sandy's impact

Oct 27, 2012

Canal Drive in Carolina Beach was already flooded Saturday morning from storm impacts of Sandy.

As you can see from the pictures, the street is flooded to the point where authorities have blocked off most of the cross streets between Canal and Carolina Beach Avenue North.

It appears as though there is as much as a foot of water on the road in many places.

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http://www.wect.com/story/19930861/flooding-carolina-beach-sees-sandys-impact

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Here's the two storms

bilde?Site=BZ&Date=20121026&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=210260321&Ref=AR&MaxW=300&Border=0&NJ-readies-Hurricane-Sandy-s-wind-rain-floodThis NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, provided by the National Hurricane Center shows a Category 2 Hurricane Sandy moving northward across eastern Cuba. All the spare parts appear to be coming together to create what forecasters are calling "Frankenstorm," a monster combination of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow that could cause havoc along the East Coast just before Halloween next week. / AP Photo/NOAA

Looks like a big hand to me...reaching out to grab the hurricane and make it feel right at home....man oh man..history being made right here  guys/gals...

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20121026/NEWS02/210260321/Experts-fear-Frankenstorm-will-cause-record-flooding-1B-damages-N-J-?odyssey=nav|head

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U.S. East coast prepares for ‘super storm’ as hurricane Sandy intensifies: 58 deaths linked to storm system

October 27, 2012

Tropical cyclone Sandy revved back up to hurricane strength on Saturday as it churned toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades. The late-season storm has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm and is forecast to reach the U.S. coast close to Halloween. Forecast models show it will have all the ingredients to morph into a so-called “super storm.”

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http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/u-s-east-coast-prepares-for-super-storm-as-hurricane-sandy-intensifies/

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10/27/2012 — Hurricane Sandy MICROWAVE ANOMALY

October 27, 2012 by sincedutch

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/10272012-hurricane-sandy-microwave-anomaly/

This is like a repeat of last years Hurricane Irene…

Below is the microwave images of Hurricane Sandy — October 26, 27 2012 — clearly an anomaly is occurring:

http://sincedutch.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/mimic-last-24microwave-anomaly.gif

Sound Familiar?  If you’re a viewer of mine from last year — you have heard this particular scenario before !

Last year, Hurricane Irene, August 26, 2011,  we saw a microwave “anomaly” interfere with the center of the storm:

Hmmm very interesting dont ya know,

Icanseeatoms.

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ICSA - what is a microwave anomoly?

It's ok,W2K.

Just a glitch in the system,thats all.

Don't believe this dutchsinse guy,he is a gloom loving attention seeker,nothing more.

Sorry,ICSA,but I remember that last year also.

The radar rings especially.

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Here is the latest on Sandy.

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As of 10/27/2012 18:00 EDT, water levels from northeast Florida to Maryland are elevated.  Water level residuals from Florida to South Carolina are oscillating with the tide and at present are 0 to 0.5 feet above tidal predictions.  However, water levels of 1.5 to 3 feet above tidal predictions have been observed over the past 12 hours at many locations across this region.  Water levels from North Carolina to Maryland, including southern Chesapeake Bay are slowly rising and range from 0.8 to 1.7 feet above tidal predictions. 

Winds from Florida to South Carolina range from 10 to 20 knots with some gusts between 25 and 30 knots.  Wind speeds from North Carolina to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, VA are rising and range from 15 to 30 knots with some gusts to 40 knots.  Barometric pressure is falling from northern Florida to Maryland.

Water Level and Meteorological plots available below are updated automatically. Water level predictions relative to Mean Lower Low Water are:

Fort Pulaski, GA: Next predicted high tides are 7.4 ft (2.26 m) at 10/27/2012 19:18 EDT and 8.0 ft (2.48 m) at 10/28/2012 07:35 EDT.

Charleston, SC: Next predicted high tides are 5.7 ft (1.75 m) at 10/27/2012 19:10 EDT and 6.2 ft (1.92 m) at 10/28/2012 07:29 EDT.

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/quicklook/data/SANDY.html

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...rain has started - light - but the air is cold - huge difference from last week - we were in the mid to high 70's.......here we go.

w2k

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Thanks for the frontline update Whos.  Please stay safe and in touch if you can.  We are all thinking about you and wishing you well.

Redd

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will do Redd...

as I said in chat - husband is off to purchase a new generator...and is moving his backhoe to the front yard in case trees decide to call it quits.  Most worried about them falling on our house - very unpredicable...we have water and will fill the downstairs bathtub w/water later on this evening...batteries, flashlights, candles and first aid kit are ready.  Will update as the storm hits. 

Thanks to all for your concern ..... keep that positive light flowing.

xo

W2K

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A hurricane once more, Sandy defies the rules

Sat, 27 Oct 2012

It's still unclear whether Sandy will be a devastating storm or just a bad one.

It is clear, however, that Sandy will be remembered as the storm that broke all the rules and baffled the nation's top weather forecasters.

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http://www.sott.net/article/252861-A-hurricane-once-more-Sandy-defies-the-rules

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Powerful storm kills at least 30 in Philippines, Vietnam

Jethro Mullen, CNN

October 29, 2012

121029063358-philippines-typhoon-son-tinh-story-top.jpgThe skyline of downtown Manila is shrouded in cloud and haze, brought on by Tropical storm Son-Tinh on Thursday.

"Hong Kong (CNN) -- As Hurricane Sandy lashes the East Coast of the United States with wind and rain, Southeast Asia is dealing with the trail of death and damage from a powerful storm that has killed at least 30 people in the region over the past few days.

Superstorm Sandy threatens 'catastrophe' of a lifetime

Tropical Storm Son-Tinh was moving northeast along the northern Vietnamese coast on Monday after tearing the roofs off hundreds of houses and breaching flood defenses overnight, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Son-Tinh was at typhoon level when it thumped into northern Vietnam late Sunday with winds as strong as 133 kilometers per hour (83 mph). It left three people dead and two injured, according to an initial estimate from the Office of the National Search and Rescue Committee reported by (VNA)."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/29/world/asia/vietnam-tropical-storm/index.html?eref=igoogledmn_topstories

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4 dead, 5 missing as cyclone Nilam hits Tamil Nadu, Andhra

Posted on November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012 – CHENNAI, India – Fifteen sailors were today rescued and a search was on for six other missing crew who were on board an oil tanker that drifted and ran aground off the city coast in high velocity winds before the landfall of cyclone ‘Nilam.’ Around 6.30 AM, 15 people who were stranded on board the vessel were safely rescued by the Coast Guard, Chennai Port Trust officials told PTI.  A search, involving the Navy and Coast Guard is on for the missing six persons, the officials said. The vessel ‘Pratibha Cauvery,’ with 37 crewmen on board, ran aground near Elliott’s Beach in South Chennai, about 200 metres away from the shore. One crew member drowned after a life boat carrying him and his 21 colleagues capsized in choppy waters while 15 others were rescued with the help of several agencies including Navy and local fishermen yesterday. The ship belonged to Mumbai-based Pratibha Shipping Company. Two persons were killed in Tamil Nadu as Nilam crossed the coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh border yesterday without causing much damage.  –Times of India

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/4-dead-5-missing-as-cyclone-nilam-hits-tamil-nadu-andhra/

Also; The Indian EXPRESS; Cyclone Nilam displaces 150,000  http://www.indianexpress.com/news/cyclone-nilam-weakens-after-displacing-150000/1025150/

Icanseeatoms.

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It might not be necessary to wait another decade for a repeat performance. Some researchers believe that superstorms will become more common in the years ahead as a result of climate change, creating new things both terrible and beautiful to see overhead. Sky watchers in the storm zone should remain alert for the unusual.

"The ingredients of this storm seem a little bit cooked by climate change, but the overall storm is difficult to attribute to global warming," Canada's University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver said.

Meteorologists are also noticing more hurricanes late in the season and even after the season. A 2008 study said the Atlantic hurricane season seems to be starting earlier and lasting longer but found no explicit link to global warming. Normally there are 11 named Atlantic storms. The past two years have seen 19 and 18 named storms. This year, with one month to go, there are 19.

For his published research, Oppenheimer looked at New York City's record flood of 1821. Sandy flooded even higher. This week's damage was augmented by the past century's sea level rise, which was higher than the world average because of unusual coastal geography and ocean currents. Oppenheimer walked from his Manhattan home to the river Monday evening to watch the storm.

"We sort of knew it could happen, but you know that's different from actually standing there and watching it happen," Oppenheimer said from a cell phone. "You don't really imagine what this looks like until you see it."

Many thanks ;  Associated Press writers Jennifer Peltz and Malcolm Ritter in New York and Michael Gormley in Albany contributed to this report.

Forget Climate Change its a yellow banana !

http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-look-climate-change-superstorm-223342829.html

Icanseeatoms.

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Big Tornado Just Hit Algarve-Portugal, The Worst Tornado Ever in Portugal!!!

At Least 10 Injured People. It Is Very Unusual To Have A Tornado Hit That Area.

November 16, 2012

"The National Civil Protection Authority said the bad weather that hit this afternoon the municipalities of Lagoa and Silves, in the Algarve, caused eight wounded. Rain and strong wind gusts in the municipalities of Silves and Lagoa destruction left behind. There are some fallen trees everywhere.

http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/pais/2012/11/16/pelo-menos-10-feridos-apos-passagem-de-tornado-no-algarve

Fallen trees, overturned cars, ripped roofs and a trail of destruction is visible in the scene Algarve towns of Silves and Lagoa. A phenomenon that may have been caused by a tornado. There will be no serious damage and injuries, yet accounted for.

There were 15 minutes of fear. Paula, 48, an employee of the Parish of Silves, only had time to close the windows and doorways. When she and her colleagues went into the streets, they found a scene of devastation: “Within the city, everything is destroyed, all party, cars, awnings, skylights to the town hall.”

The phenomenon, which has already caused the displacement of several means of Civil Protection, Fire and INEM occurred between 13h30 and 13h45, approximately.

Mobile communications are inoperable and severely conditioned transit in the city, due to falling trees and traffic light poles, which were also hit.

http://investmentwatchblog.com/big-tornado-just-hit-algarve-portugal-the-worst-tornado-ever-in-portugal-at-least-10-injured-people-it-is-very-unusual-to-have-a-tornado-hit-that-area/

Temporal no Algarve 16-11-2012 (Tornado)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr3KqEoH1pQ&feature=player_embedded#!

Temporal no Algarve, 16 - 11 - 2012

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