Sandy may impact East Coast Shipping

TS Sandy is nowintensifying over the West-Central Caribbean Sea and will move north ornorth-northeast moving across Jamaica Wednesday and across Eastern CubaWednesday night and early Thursday before moving across the Bahamas Thursdaynight and Friday. Thereafter, Sandy isexpected to transition into a subtropical storm then and extra-tropical stormlow as it moves north to northeast off the US East Coast with some modelssuggesting a landfall over New England.


Hurricane Sandy made landfall over Jamaica this afternoon but has maintained strength at 70 knots and will likely maintain that intensity until reaching eastern Cuba…. Read More

What might Sandy be like? A storm of similar intensity hit the Middle Atlantic States in November of 1950:

Update: Hurricane Sandy is expected to continue moving NE or NNE until Sunday evening when it will be east of Cape Hatteras then turns NW, later WNW reaching the US coast, most likely over southern NJ Monday night.

Hurricane Sandy as of 11AM EDT/15Z was near 32.5N/72.6W and was moving northeast at 12 knots with max winds 65kts and a minimum pressure of 951MB. Hurricane force winds extend outward 150NM but only on the southwest side. Damaging 50kt/58mph or higher winds extend out 150-200NM to the west and south of the center while gale force winds extend out 450NM to the northeast to 270NW to the northwest. Sandy will transition into a hurricane force extra-tropical storm prior to landfall and some models show additional deepening is still possible.

Waves could approach 50 ft offshore early Monday!

Hurricane Sandy has deepened to 943MB with max winds now 80kt/90mph and is now gradually turning to the N-NW at 16 knots. Sandy will turn NW soon making landfall along of just south of the southern NJ Coast late this evening and then will move WMW inland. Surface data suggest that Sandy in the process of transitioning into a hurricane force extratropical storm.