Philly Forecaster: ‘Superstorm Sandy Not Your Average Tropical Cyclone’
According to KYW Philadelphia’s Kate Bilo regarding the storm that is Sandy, “… we have NEVER BEFORE seen a track like this – a hurricane interacting with strong jet energy and moving due west, perpendicular to the coast in an extremely densely populated area like the Northeastern United States.”
There’s also a full moon and extremely high tides in the Sandy mix.
Bilo reports that Sandy is not your typical tropical cyclone for several reasons.
Locally, in Atlantic City, the Boardwalk casinos are bracing for the storm, with workers already boarding up the glass windows and doors facing the Atlantic.
Sandy, which may not be a full-scale hurricane when it hits our area, has forced New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — for the second time in two years — to order a mandatory evacuation of the Atlantic City casinos, with gaming suspended starting at 3pm Sunday, Oct. 28 and evacuations complete at the casinos by 4pm.
Last year, Christie ordered Atlantic City’s casinos evacuated due to the Irene storm. The casinos were shut down for three days.
Rain is going to start Sunday in the southern New Jersey region, so all preparations that need to be done outside should be started as early as possible on Sunday.
Also, aside from food, water, batteries, flashlights, electronic device chargers, candles and a battery-operated radio/TV, get the blankets and cold-weather wear out because the temps are going to drop in the wake of Sandy.
Hopefully, the colder weather will be the only souvenir Sandy leaves us come Tuesday and Wednesday, when weather experts predict the storm, expected to bring flooding, heavy winds and 4-8 inches of rain, will pass.