guess this is where everyone will put these? Sandy_2012,
so all east shore-ers getting the first hints, much winds and rains, this perfect stormish idea will most def be big and wide, and sit round for at least three-four days, so much inches of rainfalls and high winds: they are saying that NJ is def preparing for power outages with preapproved overtime, but bigger questions are up or down from there, like MD and Mass. areas, plus long island, cape cod...
so here is a columnist blogger who writes really specializes in weather plus current events news impacting, you can follow along with weather underground or whichever you like but also follow this guy for upcoming week, as this thing sloshes the Hattaras, virginia beach, Ocean city, areas, before whipping and sloshing cape may and on upward... so y'all living up east shore way, keep lookouts, plan power, emergency bag, generators, candles, propane stoves, camp lamps et al, maybe go visit grans three hundred miles inland for a week?
' The outlook had emergency officials and utilities asking residents to begin preparing for power outages, flooding and damage. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. has begun mobilizing 1,300 workers for storm crews, officials said Thursday.
The National Hurricane Center's forecast cone called for possible landfall anywhere from North Carolina's Outer Banks to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, with the most likely target the southern New Jersey shore early Tuesday. Precise predictions will change as the storm progresses and meteorologists re-run models.
The European model, which has drawn criticism from meteorologists for over-hyping the potential impact of East Coast storms, was calling Thursday for Sandy to drive up the Delmarva. Other models, like an American one known as the GFS, predicted the storm will strike New York.
The National Weather Service predicted the potential for more than 3 to 4 inches across eastern parts of Maryland from the storm, and a 35 percent chance of tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 mph in Ocean City
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency warned of a slow-moving storm that could bring two straight days of heavy rain and strong winds even if Sandy doesn't make landfall in Maryland, causing heavy surf in Ocean City
and Assateague Island and wet snow in western Maryland.