Hurricane Sandy Update: Sandy Moving More Quicky Towards Southern New Jersey

By on Oct 30, 2012 in Science, United States, Weather, World Comments

Hurricane Sandy is moving more quickly towards Southern New Jersey and landfall is being expected early this evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its Public Advisory issued at 2:00PM EDT on Monday, October 29, 2012 at its official website.

According to the bulletin, Hurricane Sandy was located as of 2:00 PM EDT at about 110 miles southeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey or about 175 miles south southeast of New York City. It has a maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and moves at northwest or 305 degrees at 28 miles per hour. It has a minimum central pressure of 27.76 inches.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Surf City to Duck North Carolina and Pamlico and Albermarle Sounds.


Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy Track
Credit: NHC / NOAA

The following advisories were also given on the released bulletin:

IN ADDITION…HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COAST BETWEEN CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA AND CHATHAM MASSACHUSETTS. THIS INCLUDES THE TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT… 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…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.



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