Sandy: Stronger Wind than Irene

Irene caused a lot of wind damage, but Sandy has the potential to be much worse.

Winds with Irene were generally between 20 and 40 mph, but gusts reached as high as 63 mph in Bridgeport.

Sandy’s winds:
The above map estimates how high peak wind gusts may go, compared to how strong they were with Irene.
Most areas will have winds that may peak 15 to 20 mph stronger.
New Haven only gusted to 40 mph with Irene, but this storm could bring gusts to 70+ mph.

Sandy will likely cause more damage and power outages. The only good thing is that there are less leaves on the trees this time around, but once winds gust into the 60-70+ mph range, widespread tree damage is inevitable. 

This map is also a conservative estimate, as Gil says winds could gust as high as 70 mph inland and up to 90 mph near the shoreline.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s