Sandy…Just the BeginningOctober 27th, 2012 at 8:21 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Uncategorized, Weather
Hurricane Sandy is still a minimal category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75mph.
Sandy is going to be a very slow mover, which means that we are in for a long event. By Monday afternoon, Sandy is offshore, but still east of the Outer Banks. Many of the computer models have come into agreement, thinking that Sandy will make landfall across Delaware or New Jersey. Keep in mind that Sandy is in the process of transitioning to an extratropical system. This doesn’t mean that Sandy will be any less powerful. It just means that the storm is losing some of its tropical characteristics and in doing so, the wind field will really start to expand. This is one of the reasons why we will feel Sandy’s effect through Tuesday.
Jeff’s blog from this morning highlights rainfall totals and wind speeds across the area. The only change is to increase rainfall totals across the Eastern Shore. It looks like the hardest hit areas will be across the Eastern Shore. Folks across the Eastern Shore could see 8″-10″ of rain with some higher totals possible through Tuesday. Many of you have been wanting to know about the tidal flooding as well. Remember since the moon is almost full, high tides will be even higher. Here is a list of the high tide times Sunday and Monday for some locations:
1. Sewells Point:
Sunday – 8:46 AM
Sunday – 9:06 PM
Monday – 9:24 AM
2. Duck, NC:
Sunday – 7:05 AM
Sunday 7:20 PM
Monday: 7:41 AM
Sunday - 8:00 AM
Sunday – 8:16 PM
Monday – 8:43 AM
Here is another list of the forecast peak tides across the region.
1. Outer Banks: Moderate tidal flooding is possible with tides up to 8.2 feet.
2.Virginia Beach/Southside – Moderate tidal flooding is possible with tides up to around 7 feet.
3. Peninsula/Northern Neck – Minor to Moderate tidal flooding is possible with tides up to 5-7 feet.
4. Eastern Shore – Major tidal flooding is possible, especially on the bay side with tides up to 6.8 feet.
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Meteorologist: Tiffany Savona