Saturday Evening Video Update on Hurricane Sandy

By: Levi32 , 1:34 AM GMT on October 28, 2012

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I apologize for not having the time for a written post, and being late with the video. I had to catch up sleep this morning and then it took me all day to find a quiet spot to record.



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6. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
9:21 PM GMT on October 28, 2012
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5. zawxdsk
8:50 PM GMT on October 28, 2012
Great Tidbits - still relevant many hours later and even better than many more current forecasts. Certainly a testament of the quality of your assessment.

One thing that I would encourage you to take a look at before your next tidbits is the NAM's Simulated Radar loop. It always gives me a better perspective on storm structure than many of the QPF forecasts.

Why it is important in this case is that with the rapid jog to the west into the Jersey coast, it appears on the Sim Radar product that Sandy actually is heading straight on a course for New York City - but she loses the center of circulation as it approaches for that direct hit. Sandy develops a new center of pressure onshore in the PA area and so she is transitioning to an extratropical storm as she hits land. This explains the jog westward.

Obviously this would have an immediate affect on the windfield, but would the surge be affected similarly? I think that the NHC has taken this into account by increasing surge probabilities in the New Brunswick area of NJ (mouth of the bay faces NE).

Would this also work to increase further the windfield size at landfall (as if she needed that), but to lower the maximum wind potential?
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4. barbamz
12:54 PM GMT on October 28, 2012
Excellent, Levi, thank you. And the sound quality is good.
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3. Chicklit
2:30 AM GMT on October 28, 2012
Thanks for another great blog, Levi.
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2. SunnyDaysFla
2:15 AM GMT on October 28, 2012
If the weather channel showed your tidbit, people would understand what a disaster they may be facing.

Great job as always Levi, Thanks for the update.
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1. stormchaser19
2:08 AM GMT on October 28, 2012
Thanks, Levi
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