Sandy will be ‘historical storm’

Published 2:23 pm Saturday, October 27, 2012


Hurricane Sandy remains on track to become a historical storm, with communities from Washington, D.C., and Norfolk to Providence, Penn., bracing for catastrophic impacts, meteorologists from stated in a press release Saturday afternoon.

The worst of Sandy in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England will arrive Monday, mostly occurring ahead of when the hurricane slams onshore.

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An overview of the catastrophic impacts that await the mid-Atlantic and southern New England can be found here.

Check back on this story throughout the day on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for updates from updates on Sandy:

Saturday, Oct. 27

12:25 p.m.: 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.: The wind field of Hurricane Sandy is extremely large with tropical storm-force winds extending 450 miles away from its center.

11 a.m.: 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.: Winds gusted to 38 mph, just shy of minimal tropical storm strength, at Cherry Point, N.C.

9:57 a.m.: Evidence that Hurricane Sandy is a large storm: Charleston, S.C., and Bermuda are seeing effects from Sandy, despite being separated by 900 miles.

9:30 a.m.: meteorologists are now concerned that all of Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania — including Philadelphia — will be inundated with more than eight inches of rain from Sandy.

8 a.m.: Sandy regains hurricane strength after weakening briefly to a tropical storm.