posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 09:04 AM
I don't want to "rain on yor parade" but i would suggest that Sandy will not make direct landfall over New York. I am leaning more towards a skirt
up the east coast and a sharp westerly turn out to the Atlantic in a heading toward the Bay of Biscay/Iberia. The Jet Stream forecast looks like it
will take this route, and any mid atlantic blocking could quite easily be moved.
If it did make landfall, the worst affected areas would be the north east quadrant, which consequently will be out at sea.
Given the fact that the further north you travel, the less intense the storm will become, unless of course it can soak energy from any warm fronts,
which are few and far between at the moment.
Very slight landfall, possibly some flooding along very eastern low laying coasts, max wind gusts possibly hitting 80mph on exposed coasts. High
rainfall totals but mostly out at sea. A sharp westerly track around New York. Downgraded to tropical storm after passing teh Bahamas.