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Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy – Day 8

Post-Tropical Cyclone SandyPosition: 39.8N 75.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 485 miles [780 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 952 mb ↑.

Currently about 10 miles [ 15 km] Southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This is the final advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The first Hydrometeorological Prediction Center advisory will be at 4AM CDT.

The storm made landfall at 7PM CDT at Atlantic City as a post-tropical cyclone.

Hurricane force winds are expected from Chincoteague, Virginia to Chatham, Massachusetts. Tropical storm force winds extend North from that area to Merrimack River, Massachusetts, and South of that area to Duck, North Carolina.

As forecast, the storm has turned towards the coast and strengthened. In addition to the misery along the coast, there will been heavy, wet snows in the Appalachians from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, with the heaviest accumulations in West Virginia.

At 10AM CDT sustained tropical storm force winds were being reported from Long Island to Virginia, including Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.

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.]