Northeast braces for Hurricane Sandy
Storm could impact 60 million
- Duration 2:49
- Date Oct 28, 2012
Storm could impact 60 million
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Strengthening still which is kinda hard to believe the farther north it gets in and take a look at how big it is.
We have cloud cover from this up across parts of Canada into Ohio.
Still -- the South Carolina and the center of the storm.
Is way out here in the Atlantic still yet and the pressure continues to drop.
That indicates a strengthening storm.
And that's what we expect to see the rain will continue to follow here across the Carolina coastline.
But throughout the day today -- spreads to the -- we have the rain now in Philadelphia within the next number of our policy interest New York City and we're about 36 hours away still.
From the main event of what we're -- -- deal with.
Want to show you this -- I put the two most reliable communal computer models that we use.
On top of each other here so it's a little bit confusing but where you see these rings as a rings.
I consistent pressure and it -- very windy conditions here but kind of the center of the storm.
We go through time it starts to split a little bit just in our time by tonight.
But the track of the storm is the same it's just that the timing is different so 5 PM tomorrow one of the -- -- a center landfall right here in central Jersey.
The next one hangs out here and grows a little bit for a few more hours and makes landfall also in central Jersey what this means is anywhere to the north of that.
Is going to experienced the worst of the storm surge and it's going to be significant.
And a lot of that Jamie is because of the way the land goes here it's New York City Long Island and north to New Jersey.
And the water will come in here and it doesn't have any way to get out the way that would initiate.
We'll also be a significant storms scherzer goes in the Long Island Sound that exit through the East River in New York however water's going to be going up in New York harbors or won't be able to get out.
That's -- expert -- predicting a very significant storm surge event.
And waves up to twenty feet on top of what will be the storm surge so very big problems from that.
That's the coastal impacts inland we're gonna have major impact that such a huge storm we have wind warnings from Maine all the way down into South Carolina.
Or North Carolina that is now wanna point out one thing that's going to be important -- this is going to be transitioning from a hurricane meteorological -- To a nor'easter and when that happens the National Hurricane Center doesn't monitoring anymore it goes into that -- of the local meteorological offices.
That's why hurricane warnings have not been posted up here in across parts of the northeast.
Hurricane warnings obviously make people realize a huge storm is coming.
Without those warnings people might not take it as seriously.
All of this brown that you see they commit exactly as American morning it's the exact same thing just coming now from a different offense -- the PR thing -- -- technical meteorological thing whose office the storm belongs to.
Because as it is changing.
I never knew that but I read your note this morning and it seems for sure that we should take this one -- absolutely and we're glad you're on -- force thanks so much track.