AccuWeather News Updates: Sandy's Catastrophic Impacts on the Northeast
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, October 27, 2012, 02:32 PM EDT
Hurricane Sandy remains on track to become a historical storm with places from Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Va., to Providence bracing for catastrophic impacts.
The worst of Sandy in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England will be Monday through Monday night, mostly occurring ahead of when the hurricane slams onshore.
An overview of the catastrophic impacts that await the mid-Atlantic and southern New England can be found in this news story, while below are more detailed impact stories for specific cities and communities.
Updates on Sandy:
12:25 p.m. EDT: AccuWeather.com meteorologists just held a discussion on Hurricane Sandy and have pinned down its landfall site to central or southern New Jersey Monday evening. However, it should be stressed that the worst of the storm will occur ahead of its center.
11:20 a.m. EDT: The wind field of Hurricane Sandy is extremely large with tropical storm-force winds extending 450 miles away from its center.
11:00 a.m. EDT: Sandy has changed little in strength in the past three hours with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The center of Sandy is located about 355 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C.
10:33 a.m. EDT: Winds gusted to 38 mph, just shy of minimal tropical storm strength, at Cherry Point, N.C.
9:57 a.m. EDT: Evidence that Hurricane Sandy is a large storm: Charleston, S.C., and Bermuda are seeing from Sandy despite being separated by 900 miles.
9:30 a.m. EDT AccuWeather.com meteorologists are now concerned that all of Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania--including Philadelphia--will be inundated with more than 8 inches of rain from Sandy.
8:00 a.m. EDT: Sandy regains hurricane strength after weakening briefly to a tropical storm.
Site-Specific Detailed Impact Stories
--Sandy to Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple
--For Some, Sandy May Bring First Snow of the Year
--Damaging Winds, Flooding Rain Aims for Washington, D.C.
--Boston Won't Be Beat by Sandy, Just Battered
--Sandy to Impact Connecticut, Might Spare Worst
--Albany to Get Rain, Gusty Wind from Sandy
--Damaging Winds, Flooding Rain Aims for Baltimore
--Pittsburgh to Get Sandy's Cold Shoulder
--Rhode Island Could Dodge Worst of Sandy
--Atlanta Travel Nightmares Possible from Sandy