Hurricane Sandy Update 10/26/12

The hand writing is on the wall for a multi-billion dollar disaster in the middle Atlantic coastal region and Long Island area with ECMWF showing Hurricane Sandy‘s landfall over southern New Jersey by Tuesday morning. The panels show a massive blocking high over Newfoundland and the two strong batches of energy that will phase into an absolute beast!

Hurricane Sandy - Monday Morning

Monday Morning

Hurricane Sandy - Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Morning

Storms that wrap up this tight and move to the northwest are usually the most violent! Although the Adirondacks won’t bear the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, she will be a noteworthy storm for us. The peak of heavy rain and high winds should occur Monday night into early Tuesday with wind gusts reaching 40-60mph. Rain will continue through Tuesday into Wednesday as Hurricane Sandy weakens over Pennsylvania. Total rainfall from Hurricane Sandy (Monday through Wednesday) will be at least 1-3 inches and may reach several inches in places. The combination of heavy rain and high winds will uproot trees and cause localized flooding. Snowmobile clubs should plan on having a work party to clear the blow down. Anyone with a registered account can post work party details on the ilsnow bulletin board.

One bit of good news is that you’ll have the entire weekend to brace for the storm.

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