High Wind Warning, Flood Watch for New England
Here is a timeline of what to expect, where, and when.
Today- Noon to Midnight
The heaviest winds will occur during this period. In Southern New England we will get a strong band of winds by noon time lasting through the night. Hurricane force gusts will be likely when the rain bands begin to move in around 4 or 5 PM. It is during this period the majority of trees and powerlines will fall down.
For coastal residents the surge and waves are already inundating the coastline well away from the center. The high tide this afternoon will be bad; the high tide tonight will be awful. I expect serious flooding from Chatham to Delaware Bay. Surge amounts may be to low.
Tomorrow Midnight to Noon
Tropical Storm force wind gusts continue well into tomorrow. Expect wind gusts to 60 mph all the way to Detroit and Toronto. See my other posts for graphics on this storm. We were able to lock into a track on Saturday and we are right on track.
|From Dr, Ryan Maue of Weathberll Premium|
|Sheets and sheets of rain for the Mid Atlantic|
For example here is the predicted radar for today at 3 PM.
|NAM Hi resolution|
|900 mb winds over hurricane force|
It is now likely that bands of showers and thunderstorms will continue to rotate onshore through tomorrow. It will take a long time for power restoration efforts to begin. Very concerned for the Mid Atlantic today as well as the Cape and coastal MA/RI. Looking at the data this morning the surge along the eastern MA coast will be worse than forecast. The waves on top of the surge will be many communities undoing from Sandy.
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