NYC NOREASTER UNDERWAY
NYC NOREASTER UNDERWAY
NYC NOREASTER UNDERWAY – Good evening everyone and welcome to the third installment of our storm coverage. As we speak, the winds are starting to pick up in intensity. Along coastal areas, winds are now sustained at about 25 mph on average and gusting to 35mph. These conditions will continue to worsen overnight.
NYC NOREASTER UNDERWAY
While the main area of low pressure remains all the way back in Tennessee, Nor’easter-like conditions are starting to be felt here in the NYC area. This is because it is battling out with a high pressure system to our northeast, creating a tight pressure gradient as the two systems fight it out. Eventually, the low will move to the coast and rapidly intensify, bringing increased wind gusts to near or at hurricane strength to the immediate coastal areas, as well as heavy rain, and the prospect of minor to moderate coastal flooding. According to several models, we could be looking at a Nor’Easter near or slightly more intense than the Nor’Easter of 2010 in terms of barometric pressure.
The storm system will really wrap up tight come Monday afternoon, which is why we have High Wind Warnings for terrestrial areas, Hurricane Force Wind Warnings for near shore/offshore areas, and Coastal Flood Watch’s along the immediate coast. Keep in mind that this is NOT a Hurricane Sandy or Irene situation. However, this is a dangerous storm and should be treated as such. Power outages, downed power lines, down tree limbs/trees, are a distinct possibility.
The rain has held off a bit longer than expected, but the heavy rain should begin before sunrise tomorrow, causing localized flooding in poor drainage areas. Minor to moderate coastal flooding will happen at times of high tide in flood prone areas in the NYC/Long Island areas –
Broad Channel, Gerritsen Beach, Five-towns, Baldwin, Freeport, Bayshore, Lindenhurst, Long Beach, and Bayville; all of which have specific areas that receive minor to moderate flooding during storms such as these in the past.
Rain, heavy at times, will continue for all of Monday, with winds 35-45mph and wind gusts of 50-60mph, 60-70+mph at the immediate coast; highs in the low 40’s. Rain will continue Monday night, heavy at times, as heavy wind gusts will begin to subside before sunrise Tuesday. Tuesday will be breezy, with rain possible until late morning/early afternoon, and highs in the mid 40’s. On Wednesday and Thursday, we clear out for back to back beautiful days, with sunny skies and highs in the upper 40’s.
Stay tuned tomorrow for another update as things continue to unfold. You can also check out my Facebook page “Angry Bens Angry Weather” , where I am planning on going live at the coast of Long Island at some point during the day. Stay safe everyone and have a good night.
NYC NOREASTER UNDERWAY – An intense Nor’easter is starting to take shape and affect our area. Low pressure is hanging back by the Tennessee Valley, but winds have already begun to intensify.
Rain is now heading out of the southeast United States and beginning to make it’s way towards us. Heavy rain is expected with 2-4″ of rain possible when all is said and done.
A thin line of showers is starting to form just south of Long Island, and will move into the area shortly. The main batch of rain is still several hours away.
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