It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF
EASTERN FLORIDA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES
POSSIBLE. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER FAR
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.
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...
BAHAMAS WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...3 TO 5 FT
FLORIDA COAST WITHIN WARNING AREA...1 TO 3 FT
NORTH CAROLINA WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...3 TO 5 FT
REMAINDER OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SE VIRGINIA INCLUDING LOWER
CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
"National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecaster Jim Cisco said: "We don't have many modern precedents for what the models are suggesting."
Government forecasters said there is a 90 percent chance -- up from 60 percent two days earlier -- that the East will get pounded.
Coastal areas from Florida to Maine will feel some effects, but the storm is expected to vent the worst of its fury on New Jersey and the New York City area, which could see around 5 inches of rain and gale-force winds close to 40 mph.
Eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia could get snow.
And the storm will take its time leaving. The weather may not start clearing in the mid-Atlantic until the day after Halloween and Nov. 2 in the upper Northeast, Cisco said.
Originally posted by lasertaglover
reply to post by storm2012
Great update and thanks!
It's hard for me to wrap my head around how big Sandy really is. You can tell from this pic that she is still raining on Haiti, and raining on North Carolina at the same time. Crazy!
Originally posted by EllaMarina
reply to post by 00nunya00
Ah, I live in Charleston, too! You'd think that a storm hitting both Florida and North Carolina would do something sinister to the states in between. I'm relieved that this doesn't seem to be the case.
edit on 27-10-2012 by EllaMarina because: (no reason given)
IN 48-72 HR. HOWEVER...THE CYCLONE WILL BE UNDERGOING EXTRATROPICAL TRANSITION AS THIS HAPPENS...AND WHEN THIS PROCESS WILL BE COMPLETE IS UNCERTAIN. REGARDLESS OF THE EXACT STRUCTURE AT LANDFALL...SANDY IS EXPECTED TO BE A LARGE AND POWERFUL CYCLONE WITH SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS EXTENDING WELL AWAY FROM THE LOCATION OF THE CENTER