Sandy Impacts MillionsOctober 31st, 2012 at 9:08 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Sandy has had a long history of damage ever since the Caribbean. There was flooding in Haiti, problems in Jamaica, and damage in Cuba. Caribbean Damage. This was just the beginning. Then the storm moved north and caused flooding in Florida and over parts of the Bahamas. The storm moved northward and threatened the east coast. Luckily the storm moved farther offshore and didn’t skirt the coast as hurricane Floyd did in 1999. It’s amazing though that we had such big local impacts yet the storm was over 250 miles away. It was not a typical hurricane as it had some features of a tropical system and some of a nor’easter. Along the coast the storm caused tidal flooding, wind damage, and heavy rain. The storm moved inland Monday night around Atlantic City New Jersey. The pressure was an impressive 946 millibars. For reference Irene had a pressure of 942mb over the ocean. 951 mb at landfall over North Carolina.
There are many stories that are developing across the Northeast and Midwest states. Flooding and damage all along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Heavy rain from Ohio to New Hampshire. Snow over the Appalachians. So many states impacted.
Now Sandy will slowly grind down to a halt. Conditions will steadily improve. For us we have already improved (in terms of weather). We’ve already seen some sunshine. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy today.
There may be a stray shower inland/north, but otherwise the rain will stay away. The winds won’t be bad…southwest at 10-15mph. That should allow for the water to finally go down and stay down on the Eastern Shore. Highs will be in the upper 50s. We should be good for trick-or-treating tonight. Temps will be in the 50s. Skies will be partly cloudy.
We will stay cool and dry into the weekend. A weak area of low pressure may sneak in here by Sunday and give a few showers. I’m looking forward to having a nice quiet weekend. A full weekend as well.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler