Hurricane Sandy Pounds Jamaica & Cuba, The Bahamas Next

By: hurricaneben , 9:53 PM GMT on October 24, 2012

Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy is emerging off the coast of Jamaica after striking the island earlier today as a category one, with winds at around 80 MPH. Winds haven't decreased notably since landfall and Sandy is forecast to make landfall yet another landfall in SE Cuba tonight/early tomorrow--likely not much stronger than it is right now. Then The Bahamas should see hurricane force winds and a potentially dangerous storm surge tomorrow into Friday and the Florida East Coast is also on the lookout for possible TS conditions where tropical storm warnings are up as well so right now it's Cuba and The Bahamas that need to prepare the most for Sandy's fury. After that, it all depends on the scenario you choose but it is quite possible, as hinted by some models and model runs, that Sandy will get caught up in a trough of low pressure that would translate into a potentially record-breaking nor'easter event with damaging hurricane-force winds, significant coastal flooding, a lot of rain and higher-elevation snow...quite an event if that is to unfold but just SOME models and it isn't a highly likely scenario...we'll just have to wait and see.

TS Tony
Tropical Storm Tony, with winds now up to 50 MPH, is losing topical characteristics and poses no threat to land--no concerns for any land masses.

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