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Tracking storm Sandy recovery

The latest updates, photos and video.


Live video: President Obama speaks after touring damage from Hurricane Sandy
by matthew.keys on Nov 15, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Transportation status in NY/NJ Power outage map / Google crisis map / Donate and volunteer

Subways have partially reopened: Map of available lines

Bus service has been partially restored in all boroughs of NYC: Port Authority Info

Amtrak has modified service at this time: Amtrak alerts 

Ferries for Staten Island and East River ferry are now in service. 

Airports at JFK, Newark are open, LaGuardia is open with limited service: Airport alert




  • Video: Sandy whips through the Caribbean [Deborah Gembara reports]
  • Residents walk in floodwaters in the neighborhood of Barquita after days of heavy rain in Santo Domingo, October 25, 2012. Sandy is expected to dump as much as 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) of rain across parts of Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and eastern Cuba, with as much as 20 inches (50 cm) possible in some places, forecasters said. [REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas]

  • The Maryland Governor's Office and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency says they're actively monitoring "weather developments in order to determine whether changes to the early voting schedule may be necessary to protect public safety." The press release urges the State Board of Elections, local boards and early voting locations to carry out as normal for now.
  • What to do before a hurricane:

    - Clear loose and clogged gutters and downspouts
    - Trim trees and shrubs located on property
    - Bring in outdoor furniture, decor, garbage cans
    - Reinforce garage doors, if you have one
    - High rise building dwellers: Plan to take shelter below 10th floor
    - Create an emergency preparedness kit

    [Source: Ready.gov]
  • Google Crisis Map showing path of Hurricane Sandy and related YouTube videos

  • Hurricane Sandy is seen as it moves northward through the Bahamas in this NOAA satellite image taken at 1445 GMT (1045 EST) October 26, 2012. Hurricane Sandy has weakened a little, with maximum sustained winds dropping to near 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour) though with higher gusts, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest bulletin on Friday. [REUTERS/NOAA/Handout]


  • Audio: NYC Mayor Bloomberg holds press conference ahead of Hurricane Sandy
  • New York Governor Cuomo: State of Emergency declared in every county in the state ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
  • New York Gov. Cuomo: "We're going to have the National Guard on alert."
  • Gov. Cuomo: "As the time goes on, we'll have a better idea...and we will adjust accordingly also."
  • Gov. Cuomo: "I'd rather be prepared than unprepared. There's a cost to preparation...we will call up crews. We will have crews on the ready from other states...that's all at a cost."
  • Hurricane Sandy rains on presidential campaign

    Hurricane Sandy threw a wrench into the last hectic days of the U.S. presidential campaign on Friday, as the threat of torrential rains and strong winds over much of eastern half of the country put both candidates' camps on high alert.

    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said it was keeping a close eye on the slow-moving storm. Republican challenger Mitt Romney canceled a rally scheduled for Sunday evening in Virginia Beach, along the state's southeast coast, an aide said.

    Ahead of election day November 6, millions of Americans are taking advantage of early voting schemes to cast their ballots. State officials said they had contingency plans in case Sandy causes extended power outages or other problems that could disrupt voting.

    Maryland, which declared a state of emergency, said Sandy could affect early voting, which was scheduled for Saturday through Thursday.

    Read more... [Reporting by Patricia Zengerle]
  • A man salvages planks from his damaged house after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba October 26, 2012. The Cuban government said on Thursday night that 11 people died when the storm barreled across the island, most killed by falling trees or in building collapses in Santiago de Cuba province and neighboring Guantanamo province. [REUTERS/Desmond Boylan]

  • People walk on a street littered with debris after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba October 26, 2012. The Cuban government said on Thursday night that 11 people died when the storm barrelled across the island, most killed by falling trees or in building collapses in Santiago de Cuba province and neighbouring Guantanamo province. [REUTERS/Desmond Boylan]

  • Latest National Hurricane Center bulletin has Sandy 400 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, moving north 7 miles per hour. Still a Category 1 storm with sustained winds at 75 miles per hour.
  • RT @MerrittJennifer: Been trying to leave the Costco parking lot for 11 minutes. Have gone 12 car lengths. Yes, that bad in New Rochelle, NY

  • Video: Widespread misery expected along east coast [Weather Channel]
  • Red Cross: Preparing your fridge before a storm

  • @AntDeRosa Tip: Fill Ziplock bags with water today to make big ice cubes. They will keep the freezer cold when power's out. #ReutersLive
  • NOAA ISSUES 5PM ET UPDATE :

    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 22
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    500 PM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012

    ...HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE
    MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...
    ...SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE IS ALSO EXPECTED...


    SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...30.2N 75.2W
    ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 345 MI...555 KM S OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...961 MB...28.38 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS REPLACED THE TROPICAL STORM
    WATCH WITH A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR BERMUDA.

    THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS DISCONTINUED ALL TROPICAL
    STORM WARNINGS.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
    * PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
    * BERMUDA

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SAVANNAH RIVER TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER

    IN ADDITION...HIGH WIND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF
    SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA. HIGH WIND WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH
    OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SEE STATEMENTS
    FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

    INTERESTS THROUGHOUT THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND NEW ENGLAND SHOULD
    MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF SANDY.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
    THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
    METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED
    NEAR LATITUDE 30.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 75.2 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING
    TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION
    IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS
    FORECAST SUNDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-
    NORTHWEST ON MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF SANDY
    WILL MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES
    THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND APPROACH THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC
    STATES LATE MONDAY.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
    OF DAYS.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...FROM
    THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520
    MILES...835 KM. NOAA BUOY 41013...LOCATED ABOUT 35 MILES...
    SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA RECENTLY REPORTED A
    SUSTAINED WIND OF 47 MPH...76 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 58 MPH...
    94 KM/H.

    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 961 MB...28.38 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
    REACH THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA IN THE CAROLINAS WITHIN THE
    NEXT FEW HOURS...AND SPREAD NORTHWARD TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. TROPICAL
    STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT.
    GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE
    MID-ATLANTIC COAST BY LATE SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT AND REACH LONG
    ISLAND AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY MORNING. WINDS TO NEAR
    HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING
    LONG ISLAND...BY LATE MONDAY.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND THE
    TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY
    RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE
    GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

    FL EAST COAST NORTH OF CAPE CANAVERAL...1 TO 2 FT
    NC SOUTH OF SURF CITY...1 TO 3 FT
    NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBERMARLE SNDS...3 TO 5 FT
    SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
    UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 2 FT
    OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
    LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND DELAWARE BAY...4 TO 8 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE
    AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.
    GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER
    LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND
    EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...
    ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY.
    FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
    SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION
    SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR
    EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES
    POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER
    PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA
    PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.
    RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
    5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN NEW YORK INTO NEW
    ENGLAND.

    SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH
    THE CAROLINAS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SPREAD INTO THE MID-
    ATLANTIC AND NORTHEASTERN STATES BY SUNDAY.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 PM EDT.
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM EDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER BROWN
  • Get this - a tropical storm warning is now in effect for Bermuda for #Sandy. That's how huge this storm is.
  • Brooke Halye, 3, and her grandmother Susan Schmidt play in the surf as Hurricane Sandy looms over the coast in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, October 27, 2012. The hurricane closed in on the United States on Saturday, where it threatens to hit the eastern third of the country with torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages. REUTERS/Randall Hill

  • Threat of Hurricane Sandy grows as it targets East Coast

    Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as coastal communities along the East Coast scrambled to prepare for torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before the presidential election.

    Governors in states in the hurricane's path declared emergencies, announcing mandatory evacuations of vulnerable areas. New York City officials discussed whether to shut the subway system on Sunday in advance of the storm.

    Read on

  • BREAKING NOW: Number of people being ordered to evacuate in Delaware rises to 50,000 #Sandy #DEwx
  • HAITI: Miami Herald reports the death toll in Haiti attributed to Hurricane Sandy has reached 44, and has left an estimated 200,000 people homeless.

  • Video: Saturday recap of Hurricane Sandy [NewsBreaker/Ora TV]
  • NOAA ISSUES 11PM ET UPDATE

    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 23
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    1100 PM EDT SAT OCT 27 2012

    ...SANDY CONTINUING NORTHEASTWARD PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF THE
    SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES...
    ...STRONG WINDS AND SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE ARE EXPECTED IN THE
    MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
    -----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...30.9N 74.3W
    ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 305 MI...490 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
    * PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
    * BERMUDA

    IN ADDITION...HIGH WIND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA. HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

    INTERESTS THROUGHOUT THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND NEW ENGLAND SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF SANDY.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 74.3 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST ON SUNDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF SANDY WILL MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND APPROACH THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES MONDAY NIGHT.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WHILE LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...SANDY IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A LARGE AND POWERFUL CYCLONE.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520 MILES...835 KM. NOAA BUOY 41036...LOCATED IN ONSLOW BAY NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 MPH...73 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 60 MPH...97 KM/H.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON NOAA AND AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORTS IS 960 MB...28.35 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ACROSS THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA...AND THESE SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST BY SUNDAY AND REACH LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY MORNING. WINDS TO NEAR HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND...BY LATE MONDAY.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

    NC SOUTH OF SURF CITY...1 TO 3 FT
    NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBERMARLE SNDS...3 TO 5 FT
    SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
    UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 2 FT
    OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
    LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND DELAWARE BAY...4 TO 8 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGEAND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY. FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN NEW YORK INTO NEW
    ENGLAND.

    SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SPREAD INTO THE NORTHEASTERN STATES ON SUNDAY.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 AM EDT.
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM EDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER BEVEN
  • CUBA: A man salvages bricks from rubble on a street after hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

  • 29 ft waves off the coast of North Carolina from #Sandy
  • NOAA ISSUES 2AM ET BULLETIN

    HURRICANE SANDY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 23A
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    200 AM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012

    ...SANDY CONTINUES TO MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST...
    ...EXPECTED TO BRING STRONG WINDS AND A SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE TO
    THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...


    SUMMARY OF 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...31.5N 73.7W
    ABOUT 380 MI...610 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 275 MI...445 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    NONE.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
    * PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
    * BERMUDA

    IN ADDITION...HIGH WIND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS...ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND MUCH OF NEW ENGLAND. SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 73.7 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF SANDY WILL MOVE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND APPROACH THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES MONDAY NIGHT.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WHILE LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...SANDY IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A LARGE AND POWERFUL CYCLONE.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520 MILES...835 KM. NOAA BUOY 41036...LOCATED IN ONSLOW BAY NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 MPH...73 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 58 MPH...94 KM/H.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS 960 MB...28.35 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ACROSS THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA...AND THESE SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST LATER TODAY...AND REACH LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY MORNING. WINDS TO NEAR HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND...BY LATE MONDAY.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE...

    NC SOUTH OF SURF CITY...1 TO 3 FT NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBEMARLE SNDS...4 TO 6 FT SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 2 FT LONG ISLAND SOUND AND RARITAN BAY...5 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE FROM OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY. FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN NEW YORK INTO NEW
    ENGLAND.

    SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SPREAD INTO THE NORTHEASTERN STATES ON SUNDAY.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM EDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER PASCH
  • Keep up with #Sandy preparation plans specific to your state. wxch.nl
  • 11AM NOAA UPDATE ON HURRICANE SANDY

    HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 25
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
    1100 AM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012

    ...SANDY EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE FLOODING TO
    THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND SOUND AND NEW YORK
    HARBOR...
    ...WINDS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR HURRICANE FORCE AT LANDFALL...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
    -----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...32.5N 72.6W
    ABOUT 250 MI...400 KM SE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 575 MI...930 KM S OF NEW YORK CITY
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...951 MB...28.08 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    NONE.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * CAPE FEAR TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
    * PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
    * BERMUDA

    IN ADDITION...HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF
    THE COAST BETWEEN CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA AND CHATHAM MASSACHUSETTS.
    THIS INCLUDES THE MIDDLE AND UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY...DELAWARE
    BAY...AND THE COASTS OF THE NORTHERN DELMARVA PENINSULA...NEW
    JERSEY...THE NEW YORK CITY AREA...LONG ISLAND...CONNECTICUT...AND
    RHODE ISLAND.

    TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF CHATHAM TO
    MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS...THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...AND
    SOUTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA...THE NORTHERN
    ENDPOINT OF THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

    OTHER COASTAL AND INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR
    THESE AREAS. PLEASE SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
    SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
    THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
    METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 72.6 WEST. SANDY IS
    MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL
    MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. A TURN TO THE NORTH AND THEN
    THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. ON THE
    FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF SANDY IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE
    COAST MONDAY NIGHT.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. SANDY IS EXPECTED TO TRANSITION INTO A FRONTAL OR WINTERTIME
    LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PRIOR TO LANDFALL. HOWEVER...THIS TRANSITION
    WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A WEAKENING OF THE SYSTEM...AND IN FACT
    A LITTLE STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THIS PROCESS. SANDY IS
    EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AFTER MOVING INLAND.

    HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...280 KM...FROM
    THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520
    MILES...835 KM. AN AUTOMATED STATION AT CAPE HATTERAS RECENTLY
    REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 49 MPH...80 KM/H...WITH A GUST TO 63
    MPH...102 KM/H.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE
    HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 951 MB...28.08 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE ALREADY OCCURRING OVER COASTAL
    NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE
    EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST LATER
    TODAY...AND REACH LONG ISLAND AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY
    MORNING. WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC
    STATES...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND...BY LATE MONDAY.

    STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE
    AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE
    FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING
    DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH
    TIDE...

    NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBEMARLE SOUNDS...4 TO 6 FT
    SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
    UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 3 FT
    LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND NEW YORK HARBOR...6 TO 11 FT
    ELSEWHERE FROM OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
    CT/RI BORDER TO THE SOUTH SHORE OF CAPE COD INCLUDING BUZZARDS
    BAY AND NARRAGANSETT BAY...3 TO 6 FT

    SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE
    AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.
    GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER
    LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND
    EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...
    ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY.
    FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
    SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION
    SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR
    NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8
    INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
    OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA
    PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.
    RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS
    OF 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK STATE
    NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH NEW ENGLAND.

    SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH
    THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND SPREAD INTO
    THE NORTHEASTERN STATES LATER TODAY.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 PM EDT.
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM EDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER STEWART/FRANKLIN
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  • According to @NYCMayorsOffice, Mayor @MikeBloomberg will arrive to begin his press conference in 5 minutes
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  • RT @massema: #MASandy expected MAJOR coastal flooding to Mass. south coast & moderate flooding to Mass. east coast Mon evening #Sandy
  • "Magnitude of storm surge particularly at high tide has changed" - @MikeBloomberg bit.ly #Sandy
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  • "Worst of the surge will be Monday night" - @MikeBloomberg bit.ly #Sandy
  • "Ordering evacuation of zone A areas and closing of schools" - @MikeBloomberg bit.ly #Sandy
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