Sunday, October 28, 2012

Huricane Sandy to Bring Extreme Weather to East Coast


Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, Oct. 28, from NOAA's GOES satellite.


Historic Storm: Hurricane Sandy Affecting the U.S. East Coast
 
WASHINGTON DC/BALTIMORE     - SEVERE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
*Expect Heavy Rain, Strong sustained winds over 40 mph, Flooding, Downed Trees, Power Outages* -- Expect these conditions for at least 3-4 days. Here's a full update on local conditions from Hurricane Sandy from Eastern Virginia to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City. **This is a dangerous storm, MUCH more dangerous than a Category 1 hurricane... because of the size and duration (It's a SLOW MOVER) - and it's tropical storm force winds Span 500 MILES! That's as far as Boston to Richmond, VA!

TIPS:   Be careful, expect power outages, COOK FREEZER food today; get batteries. Load the Freezer with ICE, Get out Blankets (It'll be cold over the next several days). **CLEAN leaves out of street drains** Expect Flooded roads and downed Trees** ***LIMIT OR DON'T TRAVEL TONIGHT, TOMORROW or TUESDAY if possible**

WHAT'S HAPPENING:  the National Hurricane Center forecasts hurricane Sandy to track to the northeast to a position well off the North Carolina Coast Sunday night...before shifting to the northwest and moving toward the southern New Jersey and Delaware coasts Monday into Tuesday. The track of sandy is expected to bring high winds to the region Monday through Tuesday evening.

TODAY'S NASA HURRICANE PAGE UPDATE/Satellite video/image: ( I wrote this today)
NASA Satellites See Sandy's Winds Expand as Storm Intensifies
-   Hurricane Sandy should not be considered a category one hurricane because it has drawn energy from a cold front and become a monster storm that covers about one-third of the U.S. Sandy's massive size out-classes most hurricanes, and the depth, winds, storm surge and rain over such a huge area hasn't been seen in recent memory. NASA satellite imagery provided a look at the 2,000 mile extent of the monster storm.

Full Story/Images: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2012/h2012_Sandy-new.html


WEATHER MAP http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/current/curwx_600x405.jpg
NOAA WEATHER MAP: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/noaa.gif

WASHINGTON DC/BALTIMORE/PHILADELPHIA – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS DEVELOPING
HIGH WIND EVENT FOR BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON AREA
: A prolonged 24-to-36 hour high wind event will take place across the warning area. Coupled with heavy rains from Sandy...the high winds will lead to significant tree damage. Residents...visitors... and businesses across the region should plan for widespread power and communication outages, according to the National Weather Service.
LIST OF WARNINGS AND WATCHES
* HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM MONDAY TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY
* WIND GUSTS OVER 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED BY 8 AM MONDAY AND UP TO 60 MPH MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY.
* FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING
* THIS STORM IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL OF BETWEEN 5 AND 9 INCHES ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
* .COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING * TIDAL ANOMALY...1 TO 3 FEET LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

The Forecast:
TODAY:  Showers (starting in early afternoon) becoming heavy at times overnight. North winds to 19 mph, GUSTING to 32 MPH Overnight.  High near 59.     Low 50. (About 1 inch of rain poss.)
 MONDAY:  Rain heavy at times. North Winds SUSTAINED up to 43 mph, GUSTING to 55 mph. High near 53.   *BETWEEN 2 and 3 inches possible.*
MONDAY NIGHT: Rain heavy at times, SUSTAINED winds to 43 mph, GUSTS to 60 mph. ADDITIONAL 2 to 3 inches of Rain Poss. Low. 41
TUESDAY: Showers, Some Heavy Rain. WINDS: Sustained to 36 mph, GUSTING to 55 mph!. *ADDITIONAL 1-2 Inches of Rain Poss.* High 51.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy, Showers on and off , WINDY, Low 42
*ADDITIONAL 3/4 Inch rain poss.*
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, AM Showers. High 54.
LIVE RADAR: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=LWX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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