vmax Posted October 25, 2012 Share Posted October 25, 2012 I was hoping this was all hype like most of the weather forecast dramas.But....Hurricane Sandy is going to hit us as one bad MoFo Nor'easter.... The storm has a 90 percent chance of smacking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic early next week with gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow, forecasters said Thursday."It's going to be a high-impact event," said Bob Oravec, a lead forecaster with the National Weather Service's prediction center. "It has the potential to be a very significant storm with respect to coastal flooding, depending on exactly where it comes in. Power outages are definitely a big threat."The hurricane part of the storm is likely to come ashore somewhere in New Jersey on Tuesday morning, said forecaster Jim Cisco of the NWS prediction center."It's almost a weeklong, five-day, six-day event," Cisco added. "It's going to be a widespread serious storm."It is also likely to hit during a full moon when tides are near their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential."It could be a Nor'easter on steroids," NWS meteorologist Robert Thompson told NBC station WHDH-TV in Boston. "It’s got the potential to rival the great Nor'easters of the past depending upon the eventual track it takes."Nor'easters are powerful storms that come up along the East Coast from the south and then increase in volatility with winds from the northeast. In this case, another storm is expected to move into the Northeast from the Ohio Valley around the same time, adding to the weather mix.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49546844/ns/weather/ Gear Up! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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