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Hurricane Sandy – Day 5 — Why Now?
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Hurricane Sandy – Day 5

Hurricane SandyPosition: 27.7N 77.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 415 miles [665 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 969 mb ↓.

Currently about 395 miles [ 630 km] South-Southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the East Coast of Florida from Jupiter Inlet to St Augustine, the South Santee to Duck including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, and Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Florida East Coast from St Augustine to Fernandina Beach, the Savannah River to the South Santee River, and Bermuda.

The storm is dealing with heavy wind shear, which is causing a weakening trend, but it is radically expanding its wind field, and is expected to regain strength when the shear abates.

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.]