Forecast: Hurricane Sandy Barrels Toward New York At ‘Unheard Of’ Wind Speeds


hurricane-sandy9Hurricane Sandy was barreling toward the Northeast overnight, with “unheard of” wind speeds sustained at 75 mph.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Lonnie Quinn said the storm was moving northeast at 15 mph, and was 530 miles south-southeast of New York City.

The storm could make landfall anywhere between Sandy Hook, N.J., and Delaware, but all areas within about 300 miles will see effects. Winds are expected to be blowing between 70 and 80 mph.

Once the storm arrives, a high-pressure system will have the effect of a cork in a bottle, sealing the storm in the area so it can’t escape, Quinn said.

Once the hurricane makes landfall, 4 to 9 inches of rain, and sustained winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 80 mph are expected. The 40 mph winds could persist for a whole day or even 36 hours.

Shoreline areas could see 10 to 15-foot waves, rip currents, rough surf, and beach erosion. Inland areas will see sustained winds, downed trees, power outages, torrential downpours, and possible tornadoes, Quinn said.

The hurricane will transition to a Nor’easter on land, but don’t think of that as good news, Quinn said.

“It’s a bad thing,” he said. “It’s like giving this storm a Monster energy drink.”

Wind alerts are in effect from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Flood alerts are also in effect for the same time period, and not just in coastal regions.

The forecast calls for 5 to 9 inches of rain, while Hurricane Irene gave the area 11. But don’t be fooled, Quinn said, because that figure could go up if the rain persists.

And while Irene hovered over the area for only 3 to 7 hours, the Sandy “Frankenstorm” is expected to remain for 24 to 36 hours.

Read more at CBS2

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  1. Very interesting image rendered above, no? It looks like a question mark. As if the One above Hashem Yisboruch is asking us loudly – SO what are “you” going to do now?

    It’s obvious to anyone on the spiritual wavelength that the Holy One, blessed be He, Hashem our creator is going all out to get people’s attention with this storm.

    But, while they recognize the uniqueness of this situation, they still refuse to see in it yad Hashem – the hand of Hashem. Some conspiracy web sites are even claiming “Superstorm Sandy” is man-made, a manifestation of weather wars that was created as a weapon to upset the elections or as an excuse to begin filling up FEMA camps Chas VeSholom.

    Among all the preparation lists being handed around, I have yet to see one that included an admonition to pray to Hashem to say Tehilim to improve our Tznius no Loshon Hora.

    It’s up to us – the Jews – the servants of God – to proclaim His Mastery over all that He has created and continues to create at every moment.

    Please don’t make lite of this post, we have to wake up Moshiach is at our doorstep waiting for us to do Teshuva so he can do his job.

    It’s not to late yet. Do yourself a favor & hit the road out of the USA & into Israel before you head into the future COMMUNISM of America that’s where we are heading to.

    It’s not a joke. Please Google “the new world order” then google “FIMA camps” get educated you’ll be shocked and hopefully understand what’s happening “to us” here in the (US) Golden Medinah. Time IS running out for us.

    No Rav/Rebbeh will tell you to run from US, use your brains, same thing happened in Nazi Germany, the Rabonim where thinking about their future, the Rabonim with nice incomes were afraid to loose it.

    Time to think how to save yourself and your family, no matter what, it will always be better and safer in Eretz Yisroel, even though it won’t be easy street any place in the world, but here in the USA we clearly see the handwriting openly, understand that there is very little time left for us to save our future.

    The way things have been going, one day we’ll wake up and be stuck here C”V the doors are going to be locked, SHUT DOWN FOR EVER don’t wait for the last moment look and see what happened in Sedom.

    I beg you to get hold of you friends parents in-laws wife and kids etc. and explain that the US is coming to an END

    Open your eyes & watch on a weekly basis as you get watched more & more & all rights & freedoms are removed from all of US in the USA. i.e. see what’s doing with Rabashkin, the US is about to become a full dictatorship like what communist Russia was combined with the “kindness” of Nazi Germany C”V, what’s with the FIMA camps that the US government built throughout America? With the gas chambers and trains etc.

    We have to do Teshuva must beg Hashem for the Geulah, Just few days ago Rab Steinman Shlita said that very hard time are approaching our way C”V lets have lots of Achudas to be Zocha for the Geulah.

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  3. Our society declared war on Hashem with toeivah marriage support & their fight against Bris Milah, so now they are being punished. It’s a good thing Hashem promised not to destroy the world with another flood.