Monday, October 29, 2012

Never Have I Been Less Happy to See a Forecast Coming True

I have been making forecasts almost every day of my life since 1967. I don't think I've ever been less happy to see one come true.

The latest USAF dropsonde (a measuring device dropped from a Hurricane Hunter aircraft) shows the pressure in Hurricane Sandy has dropped to 948 mb and winds are correspondingly increasing. The National Hurricane Center is now forecasting sustained winds of 90 mph later today -- that implies gusts above 100 mph! The storm is now in the process of making its northwest turn.

Winds are already gusting to 40-50 mph on Long Island.

I'm working on a full update but wanted go ahead and get this out.  I'll have the update up as soon as I have it finished.

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