Jamaica & Cuba Prepare For TS Sandy, Bahamas & Even FL Also On Alert

By: hurricaneben , 10:35 PM GMT on October 23, 2012

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The main concern in the tropics is Tropical Storm (likely soon-to-be Hurricane) Sandy but Tropical Depression Nineteen is also out there--just not as great a concern to land as Sandy is.

TS Sandy
Tropical Storm Sandy is slowly strengthening, winds now up to 50 MPH. A more steady strengthening could bring this up to hurricane strength by tomorrow when it's supposed to cross Jamaica and head for another landfall in Cuba later that night. Those of you in Jamaica and Cuba should really start making their preparations ASAP--because conditions are deteriorating already as of this afternoon, especially along the southern coast of Jamaica. The Bahamas should also be on alert and South Florida may also feel some impacts though to a slightly lesser extent by the end of the week. The threat doesn't end there--models are calling for a potential extratropical nor'easter-type system to form as Sandy merges with a trough of low pressure which could bring a lot of heavy rain, winds and potential coastal flooding to the US Eastern Seaboard/Northeast US from North Carolina all the way up into New England and even towards Canada. Some model runs of some models have even depicting this complicated weather scenario to be a historical one at that so all eyes on Sandy.

TD-19
Tropical Depression Nineteen has formed yesterday but has been struggling since then. Conditions remain favorable for this to become a tropical storm by tonight or tomorrow before environment favorability decreases. But whether it strengthens or not, no land masses should be concerned of this system at this time.

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9:53 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
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2. hurricaneben
9:47 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
Quoting originalLT:
Thanks Ben. It sure is an interesting situation as to wether Sandy/Nor'easter will threaten me up here in CT. If I had to bet, I would bet against the "bend back" towards the coast that some models are forecasting. Not saying it's impossible, just saying unlikely. Really haven't seen that happen before with such a powerful storm. Everything would have to fall into place for it to happen.


Yeah the patterns have to be setup in the right way for the storm to be just bended west like that but anyway we will see...we've seen weather events lately we never thought will happen. Here in Florida, things may get quite interesting too with tropical storm force winds and minor coastal flooding but not as bad as the Caribbean & possibly Northeast US will experience.
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1. originalLT
1:55 AM GMT on October 24, 2012
Thanks Ben. It sure is an interesting situation as to wether Sandy/Nor'easter will threaten me up here in CT. If I had to bet, I would bet against the "bend back" towards the coast that some models are forecasting. Not saying it's impossible, just saying unlikely. Really haven't seen that happen before with such a powerful storm. Everything would have to fall into place for it to happen.
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