Hurricane Sandy – Day 6
Position: 30.9N 74.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [040°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 520 miles [835 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 960 mb ↓.
Currently about 305 miles [ 490 km] South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the South Santee River, Soouth Carolina to Duck, North Carolina including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, and Bermuda.
The storm is making the forecast turn to the Northeast, paralleling the US coast. It is also maintaining its hurricane status while expanding its wind field. The barometric pressure has been dropping this morning, indicating it has a lot of power in reserve if the wind shear abates. All of the major models are showing a US landfall.
Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.
[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]