Tropical Update 2012: Sandy An Increasing Threat To US East Coast

By: hurricaneben , 10:10 PM GMT on October 25, 2012

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...As you all know, it's a lot more complicated than a simple 'Hurricane Sandy'...at least for the US East Coast. Sandy, now a strong and dangerous category 2 hurricane, is pounding The Bahamas with damaging winds and an elevated storm surge threat. Cuba got the brunt with major damage after getting struck by Sandy overnight--which was nearly a major hurricane at the time of landfall. US East Coast, from North Carolina to Maine, should keep progress as odds are increasing that high winds, coastal flooding and flooding rainfall may be the results of Sandy interacting with a trough of low pressure by this weekend into early next week. Florida East Coast will also feel impacts--winds near TS force and minor coastal flooding are possibilities along the state's Atlantic Coastline the next 24 hours. Will keep you updated with this significant hurricane 'Sandy' and potentially historical weather event that may be brewing for the US East Coast in the not-so-far future.

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10:34 PM GMT on October 26, 2012
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2. hurricaneben
10:25 PM GMT on October 26, 2012
Quoting originalLT:
Thanks Ben, yeah I guess I am accepting Sandy's re-curving back towards the coast and not continuing NE out to sea. I think it will weaken and we will not see such low pressures that some of the models are saying. I'm going to guess it will not be much below 960mb as it hits the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic. With winds topping out at 45-65mph.(with higher gusts). Still very impressive though. Figuring here in SW CT. about 4-5" of rain. I will let you know what it was like and give you all the stats I can after it passes.--Providing I have power!


Yeah hope you make it out safely without problems--it may not be all that destructive as some people say but still some hazards are nearly certain with it such as: downed power lines and localized flooding, both are hazards we should expect. Here in Florida: the winds have gotten quite gusty today, gusts peaking out over 50 MPH near where my parents work. But nothing too bad in terms of damage or anything
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1. originalLT
12:08 AM GMT on October 26, 2012
Thanks Ben, yeah I guess I am accepting Sandy's re-curving back towards the coast and not continuing NE out to sea. I think it will weaken and we will not see such low pressures that some of the models are saying. I'm going to guess it will not be much below 960mb as it hits the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic. With winds topping out at 45-65mph.(with higher gusts). Still very impressive though. Figuring here in SW CT. about 4-5" of rain. I will let you know what it was like and give you all the stats I can after it passes.--Providing I have power!
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