New track has millions of people in path of Hurricane Sandy
Potential path of powerful storm
- Duration 3:28
- Date Oct 25, 2012
Potential path of powerful storm
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Fox News alert to begin happening now on hurricane sandy that storm already slamming -- now we have brand new tracking.
Which shows where this massive system might be headed next and it is not good news.
For those who live in the northeastern United States Janice Dean has the latest from the extreme weather center what's going on -- If this track comes true it is the worst case scenario John and we still have days to go.
And a lot of information -- -- input into this tracking.
But right now the storm looks like it's going to be headed for millions of people it's going to be a transitioning system that meaning that perfect storm type scenario.
A tropical storm that transitions into an extra tropical storm because a cold front a very powerful Arctic cold front is going to interact with the system.
And dry in towards the northeast a very rare meteorological situation so.
This could be historic folks if you live across the East Coast from the mid Atlantic up to Maine.
And eastern candidate you need to be paying very very close attention to your local forecast still a category two we just got the 11 o'clock.
Advisory it was a category three major hurricane overnight.
So it rapidly intensified within hours take a look at the latest track as you can -- category two moving through the Bahamas it hugs the coast Friday into Saturday but look at what happens.
As we head into early next week.
-- worst case scenario right now moving right -- into millions upon millions of people.
And this could cause extensive.
Catastrophic damage I'm not just standing here making this stuff up I want people to really.
Pay attention to this because again this could be worst case scenario at any rate we're dealing with high seas rip currents beach erosion.
Coastal flooding certainly storm surge as the storm moves onshore the -- Exact point -- location where it's going to move on shore still not known yet in the exact strength still not known that yet but we -- going to see torrential rain.
And flooding inland high winds 6080 miles per hour significant.
Power outages that could last.
Four weeks for millions of people and downed trees -- we've still got foliage on the trees.
And winds in excess of 607080.
Miles per hour is going to cause extensive extensive damage I just want to show -- one of our reliable forecast miles.
It is really becoming apparent that we are going to be dealing with a system that is going to come on shore.
Again anywhere from the mid Atlantic.
Towards -- need to be paying attention but John I might our mouths dropped at the latest tracking that shows the system.
Going right into New York City obviously -- -- got days ahead.
To really hone in and get this forecast right but people need to be paying attention we do think that this storm is gonna come onshore and it's going to cause.
A lot of damage and it's a big broad storm -- so even as it -- up the coast it's going to be dumping a lot of rain and -- and people because it's transitioning into you know they know the movie the perfect storm.
And it's it's a transitioning -- from a tropical to an extra tropical and what that means is the winds and is going to be greater.
Winds tropical storm force winds extending 30400.
Miles from the center of the storm -- it's going to be a battering battering storm.
Affecting one of -- you know the largest city.
Well Janice Dean thank you and I know -- have more on that throughout the hour.
Thank you -- that.