Disaster Ahead For East Coast US? Forecast Thoughts… – Wednesday 4pm Update
October 24, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Wednesday afternoon to you! Confidence is increasing in a east coast disaster late in the weekend and early next week. Hurricane Sandy is moving north and out of the Caribbean at this time. The storm will continue to move north to northwest and over the Bahamas. This is a dangerous hurricane and Hurricane warnings have been issued for most of the Bahama Islands. The east coast of Florida has been placed under a tropical storm warning since Sandy is expected to pass close to the east coast of Florida.
Above is the latest run of the European Forecast Model. This indicates a disaster for much of the mid Atlantic states and northeast. This would bring massive storm surge, flooding rain, damaging winds to much of that area. If this model is correct, power outages would be significant and flooding would be disasterous. If this model is correct, and I think it is, this will be a storm to go down in the history books. There’s still room for change, but this storm is looking like a potential danger to life and property for the northeast and mid Atlantic States. We’ll continue to watch this and update you on information as needed.
We’ll notice local impacts in west and central Alabama on Saturday, Sunday and Monday due to a brisk north wind. The wind will gust to 30mph at times and will help to pull cold air southward and into Alabama. Look for temperatures to stuggle to reach the 60s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday…
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