Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 2 of my "Sandy" watch

As with every storm that is forecasted things change day to day. Yesterday the talk was that Sandy was goiung to make landfall in New England, today the landfall is predicted to be New Jersey so the impact on us will not be as severe. The timeline has also changed. Our worst day of weather should be Tuesday, when we will have heavy rain and some wind gusts will be 50+ mph. The following is a quote from WBZ Boston

"If Sandy makes landfall in New Jersey,We would experience something like a nasty nor’easter. Minor to moderate coastal flooding, periods of very heavy rainfall and winds gusting 40-60 mph (highest along the coast), causing some scattered tree damage and power outages.

The alternative would be much worse.

If Sandy curves west a bit later and comes ashore closer to southern New England, we would be in for an historic event, rivaling that of the Perfect Storm back in 1991."


Connor Grieve said...

Would have been a fun ride if it had swung up north! And we probably would have had a second/third day off from school!

Jill O'Connor said...

The stories about the destruction in New Jersey make me so sad. The Boardwalk was such a historic place. People's childhood summertime rides just completely washed away. :(

Olivia said...

I'm so glad I got a chance to go to the Boardwalk a couple years ago. It was such an iconic symbol of the Jersey Shore.