Update – Frankenstorm’s Dangerous Local Impacts
Hurricane Sandy combines with an arctic cold front resulting in heavy rains, snows, and winds, producing multiple threats.
Hurricane Sandy will continue to curl around the outer banks of North Carolina (staying well out to sea), but then take a hard left into southern New Jersey as the polar vortex to the west captures it. (This is closest to the NAM representation yesterday).
All three models now have the storm staying along/south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and halting its westward progression over the mountains of SW PA/Western MD (Similar to yesterday’s Euro Model)
The peak intensity of our local impacts will be felt Tuesday, as the storm spends nearly the whole day in a tight loop-de-loop pattern before lifting northward Wednesday.