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Hurricane Sandy Heads for the East Coast
Forecasted Track for Hurricane Sandy (10/29/2012 - 8AM)
Forecasted track for Hurricane Sandy, including landfall location near Delaware Bay, valid 8AM, Monday October 29, 2012. Image Source: National Hurricane Center.
The wide reaching impacts of Hurricane Sandy are already being felt across the Northeastern US as the storm approaches the US Mid-Atlantic coast Monday morning, October 29, 2012. Sandy is expected to make landfall along the southern New Jersey coast this evening bringing with it strong winds, extensive storm surge, and heavy rain for the Mid-Atlantic region. Given the size of the storm, impacts will be felt from North Carolina through Maine and as far inland as the eastern Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes. Locally, the New Hampshire Seacoast can expect wind gusts near 60 MPH with sustained winds near 40 MPH this afternoon through the evening. Strong, easterly winds will push water toward the coast resulting in up to a 3-4 ft storm surge around the time of high tide. This will result in coastal flooding and significant beach erosion is expected along Hampton and Rye Beaches. Strong winds will extend inland with gusts up to 50 MPH through central New Hampshire and higher elevations of the White Mountains by late afternoon. Power outages throughout southern New Hampshire are expected. Rain will also increase through the afternoon with the heaviest rainfall from early evening through the early Tuesday morning. Rainfall will continue through the day Tuesday, diminishing into Wednesday with a total of 3-4 inches of rain expected by Wednesday night along the southern upslope areas of the state. Continued light rain is expected statewide through Friday as the storm moves over southeastern Canada and northern New England on its way out to sea. More information on local storm preparedness and response is available at ReadyNH.
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