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By: cws6196 , 3:54 PM GMT on October 30, 2012
Well, this is the final update on Sandy. I hope you all fared well. She was a devastating force for the coast but not so much for us in Central and S MD. There are many reports in the area of localized flooding, tree damage, hurricane force wind gusts and even snow out in Frederick. One of the things that made Sandy such the super storm was how large she was. When she made landfall in S NJ tropical storm force winds and heavy rain were felt from ME to OH down to VA. That is massive! Luckily for us she did not pack the punch she could have. I will examine the data to determine why she wasn't as powerful, but I am sure no one is complaining.
As of this writing I recorded, at my house, 7.37 inches of rain and a wind gust of 31 mph. It appears that after she made landfall the center (eye) traveled into Cecil Co, then, instead of cutting into PA dropped into Bel Air and possibly White Marsh before turning to the north. She is now in central PA.
For the rest of the day we will have on and off rain, maybe another inch or so, and at times there could be strong wind gusts. Maintain some sense of caution since the ground is so saturated trees could still fall for the next day or so.
I appreciate everyone putting up with my posts and I hope to have served you well. Even though the storm has passed, feel free to follow me daily on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for weather info and tidbits.
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