Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy and New Jersey - perfect together?

Initial radar image: 12:45pm Monday 10/29/2012
Hurricane Sandy to make landfall near Atlantic City around 4pm (10/29/2012).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sandy and New Jersey...

Hurricane Sandy update: Sandy will be transitioning into a very strong Nor'Easter as it makes its way to toward the East Coast. This transition will not undermine the effects it will have for the East coast.
Rain will begin to overspread the Atlantic City and Philadelphia area between 10am and 1pm respectively -- generally on the light side - wind speeds for these areas will be between 10 and 20 mph for much of Sunday afternoon.
It could take much of the rest of the day (still uncertain) for New Jersey to get in on the rain for Sunday...
By Sunday night, especially after midnight, from Washington D.C.., to Philadelphia, all of New Jersey, NYC, and Long Island, winds will be increasing to between 20 and 40mph -- as rain intensity becomes heavier as well.
By the morning commute on Monday, all of the above areas will be experiencing tropical force sustained winds and heavy rain. From this time moving forward, for approximately 12 hours, rain will
be heavy, as winds continue to gradually increase to between 50 and 60mph by the afternoon commute. The center of Sandy is expected to make landfall in New Jersey or Delaware by around 9pm on Monday. From around 5pm to 9pm on Monday, areas in NJ, particularly Southern New Jersey, could see wind gusts to 75mph. Total rainfall amounts will be highest in Central and Southern NJ, perhaps reaching 10 inches, with the rest of the Garden state seeing total rainfall amounts between 3 and 6 inches.
To recap, rain and wind will be increasing after 11am Monday, with the peak of the storm between 5pm and 11pm Monday.
The storm will still be around on Tuesday, with rain and wind gusts to at least 40mph...
The storm only winds down by Wednesday.
More update will be posted to fine-tune the details.

Track of Sandy toward New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy update: Sandy is on track to begin affecting Washington D.C., and Philadelphia by Sunday afternoon, all of New Jersey and New York City by Sunday evening and Sunday night respectively. Rain and wind are not expected to be particularly heavy at these times -- reaching between 20 and 30mph .. but will increase in intensity overnight Sunday...
By 6am Monday, wind speeds are expected to reach 40mph in Washington and Philadelphia, as the rain will heavy in these area at this time as well.
New Jersey and NYC will begin to feel the increases in wind and rain intensity around, or shortly after the Monday morning commute ...
I wil attempt to provide a more specific timeline, rainfall amounts, and wind speeds for the major metro areas during the day today...
One thing of important note: Be aware of slippery sidewalks and roadways from existing, and falling leaves, which will become wet...

Sandy's specifics...

Just wanted to pass along some of the current specifics on Sandy's current location  -- as per the National Hurricane Center's 11pm Friday night statement:

MILES...665 KM.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sandy satellite picture

Hurricane Sandy transitioning into a "sub" or "non"-tropical system...

Sandy moving toward New Jersey

This is the track of Sandy as per the National Hurricane Center issued at 5pm Friday..

New Jersey in the path of Sandy

This model data shows a similar scenario and outcome with Hurricane Sandy for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast (i.e.: Washington D.C., Philadelphia, all of New Jersey, New York City, and Boston, for Monday through Wednesday... )
Sandy will become "extra-tropical" in the next 48 hours, and will transition into more of a "Nor'Easter". The transition to this is by no means a reason to think that the storm is in a weakened state. In fact, the storm is expected to intensify by Sunday into a large, windy, wet, and "deep" weather system, and will approach the above areas by Monday. There remains differences as to where the location of landfall will be, but the point of this location does not diminish the effects that the Northeast will feel -- and are slowly becoming clearer, and will be detailed tonight or tomorrow.

High-percentage impacts in NJ from Sandy

Hurricane Sandy update: The percentage for a high-impact event continues to increase for Sandy to affect areas from Washington D.C. to Maine. Most of the weather models bring the center of Sandy ashore in New Jersey or Long Island. The specific details of wind speeds and rainfall amounts will be clearer later today.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Increasing threat for New Jersey from Sandy

Take a look at one of the weather models' "picture" of what Sandy will look like on Monday afternoon...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Will Hurricane Sandy affect New Jersey?

My first post on the possible impacts for the Northeast from now-hurricane Sandy may be issued tonight... But more likely tomorrow...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Radar update: The rain from western NJ has made its way into Central and Northern 

parts of the Garden state, and has been heavy ... The rain will actually END over the 

next hour.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Will rain for New Jersey be gone in time for the weekend??

Radar image as of posting: 5pm ... (The radar will update every 15 minutes or so.)

Rain will be moving into the Garden state around, or shortly after midnight ... and will get heavy towards dawn.  The heaviest rain will fall between 4am and 9am -- with scattered lighter showers for the late morning thru the afternoon.

The weekend looks better, with highs in the 60s to around 70 degrees.  Saturday could see a shower -- Sunday looks to be the brighter of the two days.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Jersey will see nice weather for the middle of the week...

Sunny skies will continue for Wednesday and much of Thursday afternoon, before the next storm brings rain to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast for Thursday night and Friday.

Temperatures will reach the 60s on Wednesday, to perhaps 70 for the end of the week.
The storm system is expected to clear the area later Friday.

More on the upcoming weekend weather in my next post.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Jersey will be warmer for Sunday

Posted radar image: 10:25pm

Temperatures were in the 50s for the first part of the weekend, but Sunday will see highs around 70 for much of the Garden state.  The day will start out with some clouds, fog, drizzle, or maybe even a shower, but much of Sunday will see sunshine.

The start of the new workweek will see some rain -- more on this in my next posting.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Up-and-Down temps. for New Jersey

Temperatures in the Garden state recovered to the 60s on Wednesday as we finally saw the sun for the first time in three days.
A cold front crossing the area this evening will cause a slight drop in afternoon temperatures on Thursday and Friday -- but both days will see plenty of sunshine.

A second cold front will move through the Northeast on Friday resulting in a cool but bright start to the weekend.
Warmer weather is expected in Sunday with highs in the 70s -- and, NO RAIN!!!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Will New Jersey have brighter skies ahead?

It is true that Florida is called the Sunshine state -- but will the gray skies ever clear up in New Jersey? Can we put on a happy face?
The satellite picture does show improvement to our west, and Wednesday has the opportunity for some breaks in the clouds, and milder temperatures.

The weather for the weekend will discussed in my next posting...

Monday, October 8, 2012

New Jersey will get rain ... light rain

6pm Monday radar image

Clouds have dominated much of Monday afternoon, as a storm system off the Mid-Atlantic coast takes  shape.  Thunderstorms in the Carolinas are proof of a healthy area of low pressure.  This weather system will move more out to sea than up the coast, so the Garden state will only see some light rain tonight into Tuesday morning.   "Whether" the Jets will beat the Titans tonight is not for me to predict.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

New Jersey weekend weather looks good ... for now.

A band of clouds stretches from New England to Atlanta Georgia...
This is in association with a weak weather system which will move through the Garden state later Saturday afternoon and evening...
There is only a 20% chance of rain as this front passes .

Cooler air will arrive tonight ... which will set up a chilly day on Sunday.  Rain will knock on our door-step by late morning, and high temperatures will stay in the 50s, along with a gusty wind.  It is, after all, autumn, right?
More on this to come.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Weather changes coming for New Jersey...

The end of the work-week will be warm and sunny with highs reaching 80 degrees or higher.
The beginning of the weekend will be the nicer of the 2 days -- with temperatures in the mid- 70s -- and just the slight chance of a late-day or evening shower.

Sunday will  remind us that it is in fact the autumn season, with perhaps even a touch of winter in the air, as rain is likely, and highs staying in the 50s along with a brisk breeze.  Updates will be posted later today and tomorrow.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NJ expecting more rain...

See the rain stretching from lower Michigan to Kansas? This weather system will arrive over the weekend ... Find out in my next posting which weekend day will see the wet weather!

The weather in New Jersey will experience a few changes from Thursday into next week...

Muggy weather will be with us tomorrow with a chance for some rain...
The humidity will break on Friday with summer-like temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.
Cooler weather will be felt over the weekend, with Saturday being the nicer of the 2 days, as rain returns for Sunday.
Temperatures could start out in the upper 30s in some NJ areas Monday morning, with a sunny and cool afternoon. Warmer weather is expected for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.