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1 Hurricane Sandys path

2 Hurricane Sandy near peak intensity. October 25, 2012 near Cuba (Category 2)

3 This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image, taken on Oct. 29, 2012, shows Hurricane Sandy centered off of Maryland and Virginia

4 As Sandy was nearing land Monday afternoon, tropical-storm force winds (39-73 mph sustained winds) extended up to 485 miles away from the center of circulation. However, the diameter of tropical storm-force winds spanned 943 miles from southwest to northeast. This is more than the driving distance from New York to Atlanta! This is more representative of a "Nor'easter" than your typical tropical cyclone. Peak Diameter of Tropical Storm Winds - Isaac (2012): 450 miles - Irene (2011): 460 miles - Ike (2008): 485 miles - Katrina (2005): 435 miles - Isabel (2003): 575 miles Hurricane Sandy October 29, 2012

5 POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL PM EDT MON OCT POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY MAKES LANDFALL ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY... SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT UTC...INFORMATION LOCATION N 74.5W ABOUT 5 MI...10 KM SW OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM NE OF CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MB INCHES SURFACE...RADAR...AND AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT DATA INDICATE THAT POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY MADE LANDFALL NEAR ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY AROUND 800 PM EDT UTC...WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 80 MPH KM/H. NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGES HAVE RECENTLY REPORTED STORM SURGE HEIGHTS OF 11.9 FEET AT KINGS POINT NEW YORK FEET AT THE BATTERY NEW YORK...AND 8.6 FEET AT SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY. WITHIN THE PAST HOUR OR SO...A SUSTAINED WIND OF 49 MPH WITH A GUST TO 73 MPH WAS REPORTED AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN NEW YORK. A WIND GUST TO 71 MPH WAS RECENTLY OBSERVED AT FARMINGDALE NEW YORK.

6 POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL PM EDT MON OCT HURRICANE FORCE WINDS GUSTS REPORTED OVER LONG ISLAND AND THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREAS... SUMMARY OF 900 PM EDT UTC...INFORMATION LOCATION N 74.6W ABOUT 15 MI...24 KM NW OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 21 MPH...33 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MB INCHES NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGES HAVE RECENTLY REPORTED STORM TIDE HEIGHT...THE COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND TIDE RELATIVE TO MEAN LOWER LOW WATER...OF 13.3 FEET AT KINGS POINT NEW YORK FEET AT THE BATTERY NEW YORK...AND 13.3 FEET AT SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY. A WIND GUST TO 79 MPH WAS REPORTED AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN NEW YORK. A WIND GUST TO 90 MPH WAS REPORTED EARLIER THIS EVENING AT ISLIP NEW YORK.

7 BULLETIN POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 31 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL PM EDT MON OCT SANDY STILL PACKING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS......NEXT PUBLIC ADVISORY TO BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT UTC...INFORMATION LOCATION N 75.4W ABOUT 10 MI...15 KM SW OF PHILADELPHIA PENSYLVANIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MB INCHES SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... THERE ARE NO COASTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS IN EFFECT. HOWEVER...THERE ARE NON-TROPICAL HIGH-WIND WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE MID- ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND STATES. PLEASE SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES. HURRICANE-FORCE WIND GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COAST BETWEEN CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA AND CHATHAM MASSACHUSETTS DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS. THIS INCLUDES THE TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT...THE MIDDLE AND UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY...DELAWARE BAY...AND THE COASTS OF THE NORTHERN DELMARVA PENINSULA...NEW JERSEY...THE NEW YORK CITY AREA...LONG ISLAND...CONNECTICUT...AND RHODE ISLAND. TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE NORTH OF CHATHAM THROUGH MUCH OF NEW ENGLAND...AND OVER THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY... AND SOUTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO EXTREME NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

8 This image shows Sandy as imaged by the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP VIIRS instrument's day/night band. This band collects information from the ambient light radiated into space from human settlement and activities and also captures reflected moonlight from cloud structures. The full moon, which enhanced the storm surge that has inundated New York City and Atlantic City because of tidal forces, lit up the cloud tops of the storm in great detail. This image was taken around 0735Z on October 30, 2012.


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