NOAA has a Sandy QuickLook page

I’m kind of busy today, but this is worth sharing.

Other links

Of course, everybody is being overwhelmed by online information right now, but here are a few Sandy links I’ve found interesting in the last 12 hours:

The National Weather Service’s real-time water gauges. Note: Those flood markers, I believe, indicate that this storm’s effects are already starting.

Jeff Masters’ Wunderground. Note: At the bottom of his blog posts are cam and other links.

Somerset County (NJ) guide to Sandy.

The NWS webpage for New York City and environs, Atlantic City and environs (including parts of Pennsylvania), Baltimore/DC, Norfolk and environs, and Dover (DE) and environs. I’ve missed plenty of places, but if you visit any of those pages, there’s a box where you can enter your Zipcode or city, state and get your own page.

More later tonight or early tomorrow, as possible.

Current Forecast Discussion for Albany, New York

Here’s what meteorologists in Albany are currently discussing about the impact here, some 150 miles inland (it won’t be nearly as severe as in coastal areas, fortunately).

SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/…
HYBRID STORM DEVELOPING FROM SANDY TO IMPACT THE REGION BEGINING ON
MONDAY…

TRACK GUIDANCE REGARDING THIS SYSTEM HAS BECOME VERY CONSISTENT…
WITH ALL GLOBAL AND MESOSCALE MODELS AND THE NHC SHOWING THE STORM
MAKING LANDFALL SOMEWHERE ACROSS CENTRAL NEW JERSEY MONDAY EVENING.

OUR REGION WILL BE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS STORM…WHICH WILL
BE UNLIKE IRENE /2011/ OR FLOYD /1999/…WHEN WE WERE ON THE HIGHER
RAIN PRODUCING LEFT SIDE. WITH THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION USUALLY
BEING ALONG OR TO THE OF THESE TYPES OF STORMS…THAT SHOULD LIMIT
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF RAINFALL OUR REGION. TERRAIN ENHANCEMENT SHOULD
PROVIDE THE PRIMARY FORCING TO PRODUCE HEAVY PCPN WITH EASTERLY 850
HPA WINDS OF 60-80 KTS EXPECTED. HOWEVER…SYNOPTIC FORCING WILL BE
MINIMIZED BECAUSE ANY FRONTOGENETIC FORCING WILL ONLY BRIEFLY BE
OVER THE REGION MONDAY AFTN/EVE BEFORE RAPIDLY SHIFTING WESTWARD TO
WESTERN NY. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3-4 INCHES IN
UPSLOPE AREAS SUCH AS THE CATSKILLS…GREEN MOUNTAINS…BERKSHIRES
AND LITCHFIELD HILLS…WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES
POSSIBLE IN UPSLOPE AREAS OF THE CATSKILLS.

THE STRONG WINDS ALOFT WILL BE MIXED DOWN AT TIMES MONDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING…ESP DURING THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL…WITH GUSTS OF 55-65
MPH POSSIBLE IN VALLEY LOCATIONS…AND 65 TO 75 MPH ACROSS THE
HIGHER TERRAIN. THE PEAK WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THEREGION BETWEEN
5 PM MONDAY EVENING AND MIDNIGHT TUESDAY. AS A RESULT…A HIGH WIND
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE ALY FORECAST AREA.

STEADY RAIN WILL EVENTUALLY GIVE WAY TO SHOWERS FOR TUESDAY INTO
TUESDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL MAY STILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES EARLY IN THE DAY
ON TUESDAY…BUT MAINLY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS. IT WILL
STILL BE WINDY TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TUESDAY NIGHT…BUT NO
DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

FOR TEMPS…HIGHS MONDAY WILL BE IN THE 50S TO AROUND 60. LOWS
MONDAY NIGHT IN THE LOW OR MID 50S. HIGHS TUESDAY IN THE UPPER 50S
TO MID 60S…AND LOWS TUESDAY NIGHT IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/…
THE EFFECTS OF BY THEN…POST TROPICAL STORM SANDY…WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH FRIDAY. HOWEVER…BY THIS POINT…THE STORM WILL BE FULLY
EXTRA-TROPICAL AND WEAKENING AS IT BECOMES VERTICALLY STACK WITH AN
UPPER AIR LOW.

THE SURFACE STORM (AND ITS ASSOCIATED UPPER LEVEL LOW) WILL SLOWLY
MOVE FROM THE WESTERN PA INTO WESTERN NEW YORK THROUGH THURSDAY.
WITH THIS TYPE OF TRACK…THE COLDEST AIR ADVECTION WILL BE DRIVEN
WELL TO OUR SOUTHWEST. THEREFORE TEMPERATURES WILL ACTUALLY REMAIN
SOMEWHAT MILD THESE TWO DAYS WITH HIGHS WELL INTO THE 50S (EVEN
AROUND 60 IN A FEW SPOTS WEDNESDAY) AND LOWS IN THE 40S BOTH NIGHTS.

SPOKES OF VORTICITY WILL SPIN OFF THE UPPER AIR LOW TO BRING A FEW
BOUTS OF MAINLY SCATTERED SHOWERS THROUGH THIS TIME FRAME…BUT
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS LOOK LIGHT.

BY FRIDAY…AS THE UPPER AIR LOW TRACKS THROUGH THE SAINT LAWRENCE
VALLEY INTO CANADA…IT WILL DRAG A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION . . . .



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