5PM: Nat’l Hurricane Center Update

Here is the latest NHC forecast track for Hurricane Sandy. 

5 p.m. advisory. 

The pressure has remained at 940 mb as Sandy nears landfall. 
The hurricane of 1938 had pressure of 941 mb at the Long Island landfall.
Record low barometric pressure readings are expected in the mid-Atlantic states.
The maximum winds remain 90 mph, making it a strong Category 1 Hurricane. The storm is quickly approaching landfall.

NHC discussion:
“…SANDY MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE… …LANDFALL EXPECTED EARLY THIS EVENING ACCOMPANIED BY LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS…” 

NHC: “THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON REPORTS FROM RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS 940 MB…27.76 INCHES.”

More details from the National Hurricane Center

Attributes of the above image from NHC.NOAA.GOV may have been edited, but the content is original.

Watch live radar as Sandy moves ashore

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