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Sandy: The lastest track and impacts for us on Monday

October 28, 2012 - 12:09 PM
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Sandy is a dangerous, major storm but likely to track to our north

Here is the very latest track from the NWS on Hurricane Sandy.

The mostly likely path is for Sandy to come ashore late Monday night along the New Jersey coast.  Here is a late high resolution simulation of Sandy at 8 p.m. Monday.  The purple area is where winds will be over 60 mph.

It is much better to be on the south side of a storm like Sandy than on the northeast side where the storm surge and winds will be most severe.  Right now that looks like the area from New Jersey to New York City, as well as Long Island and the south coast of New England.  Here in our area winds will be strong but from the north and northwest, so we should NOT see a repeat of the terrible surge up the Bay from Isabel.  Heavy rains into Tuesday night with some areas getting three to six inches, as well as local flooding and power outages.

But again the impacts here should not be as severe as to our north.  The storm surge and possible flooding in Ocean City right now looks to be moderate.


Obviously any travel will be disrupted and schools will likely cancel classes Monday and probably Tuesday.  Stay with us full reports on ABC7 and continuous on News Channel 8 and more forecast updates from our entire team as we go through this major storm.  Follow me on Twitter.

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