Superstorm Sandy On Track To Deliver Dangerous Blow to Huntington
At 2 P.M. the center of Hurricane Sandy is located about 575 miles South of New York City. Maximum sustained are 75 mph with higher gusts. The storm is moving northeast at 14 mph. The minimum central pressure remains at 951 millibars or 28.08 inches. The next advisory is 5 P.M.
The National Weather Service has issued the following warnings/advisories:
Hurricane Force Wind Warning and a High Wind Warning: These warnings are in effect from 6AM Monday until 6PM Tuesday. Winds of 35 to 50 mph with gusts to 80 mph are anticipated.
Coastal Flood Warning: record coastal flooding is possible between 6AM Monday through 3PM Tuesday. High tide cycles may potentially run 5 to 10 feet above normal. Wave heights along Huntington’s east facing beaches may reach 5 to 8 feet. Wave heights in the Long Island Sound will reach 10-15 feet.
The Storm is expected to make landfall on the central New Jersey coast early Tuesday morning (see storm track above). This will put Huntington in the northeast quadrant of the storm which is a worst case scenario in terms of wind speed and storm tidal flooding. Updates will be made available throughout the day.
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