Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hurricane Sandy update

The projected path of Hurricane Sandy approaching the Jersey Shore by Monday morning.
Late this afternoon, hurricane Sandy was located in the Bahamas about 25 miles east of Great Exuma Island. NOAA Hurricane Hunters have been flying several missions into the storm today and report back a well structured Sandy with good outflow and maintaining Category 2 strength. The Bahamas will continue to feel the effects of heavy rain and strong winds with gusts reported over 50mph. Warnings are now up for tropical storm conditions are far north as South Carolina. There is big concern for heavy surf and ocean overwash affecting the Outer Banks of North Carolina as early as Saturday. We have a very complex weather picture evolving this weekend that will pair a strong jet stream with an advancing cold front and what is left of Sandy. Sandy is now forecast by the NHC to make a track close to or onto the Jersey Shore by early Monday. We could be looking at a large and destructive ocean storm affecting New England and possibly Atlantic Canada.

The Canadian Hurricane Center issued a statement late today informing the public of the potential for significant weather by late in the weekend across the Maritimes and into southern Quebec and perhaps even southern Ontario.

I will post updates as soon as more information becomes available. Please use the links on this blog and follow me on twitter for updates on how Sandy will affect our regions.

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