Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall…

Here’s a look at Hurricane Sandy Monday afternoon when it was just offshore of New Jersey, packing sustained winds of 90 mph.  The pressure was at 940 mb, which is the lowest observed pressure in recorded history for the Northeast, lower even than the 1938 “Long Island Express” Hurricane.  Storm surge values will peak Monday evening along the coast of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and the rest of the Northeast, coinciding with high tide.  The surge was already over 12′ by 7 PM EDT at Kings Point, NY.  On the cold side, blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of the Appalachians, where 2′-3′ of snow may fall.  We are undoubtedly witnessing a storm of historic proportions.

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