Monday, October 29, 2012

Winds Are Picking Up As Sandy Approaches...

As expected, winds are increasing along the coast and even quite a bit inland at midday, as the center of Hurricane Sandy approaches from the Southeast.

The image below is a visible satellite picture of Sandy, with the wind barbs inland indicating the strength of wind gusts.  In general, the red barbs equal 40-50 mph wind gusts, with the purple barbs showing wind gusts of 50-60 mph:

Here are some raw text observations of the same general area.  The figure to the left of the station model is steady wind in mph, with the figure to the right indicating the speed of the gusts in mph, as of 12 Noon EDT: is a tighter look at the same information from the immediate NYC Metro area:
Radar indicates that stronger winds aloft are moving ashore rather quickly.  Some of these stronger gusts will likely work down to the surface level soon, and will be felt in the higher floors of high rise buildings first.  We still expect sustained winds of 60-70 mph with gusts in excess of 80-90 mph across much of the region later this afternoon and this evening as the center of Sandy approaches.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.