Enormous Wind Field with Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, the wind field is incredibly huge.

Tropical storm-force winds extend from South Carolina to Maine and hurricane-force gusts are occurring from North Carolina up to coastal southern New England.

Although Sandy is making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum winds of 90 mph, all the way down near Cape May, NJ, its affects are felt up and down the East Coast.
Wind gusts have exceeded hurricane force in Groton, CT, Long Island, near New York City and the New Jersey coastline.

The strongest of the winds in Connecticut will be felt between now and 8 p.m., but the winds will gradually decrease towards midnight. Winds overnight will still be gusty, but the damaging wind threat will diminish after midnight. Breezy conditions are expected for Tuesday, but the worst is happening right now.

5 p.m. NHC update

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:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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