Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sandy Heading For The Beaches

11:15 AM EDT 10/23/12 (Forecaster Jason M.) Even though we are in late October, the tropics are fairly active once again. We have Tropical Storm Sandy and Tropical Depression 19. TD 19 is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and will remain
 far out to sea. 

Tropical Storm Sandy is of much greater concern. Maximum sustained winds are at 50 mph and the storm is moving north-northeast at 5 mph. 
  • Sandy is expected to move over or very near to Jamaica on Wednesday, and it could be near hurricane strength by that time. 
  • Thereafter, the storm could impact Cuba and the Bahamas. 
  • It is too early to tell whether or not this will have significant impacts to the U.S. However, at the very least there will be increased swells and an enhanced rip current threat for the Atlantic beaches by the weekend. 

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