Hurricane Sandy is what some might call a once in a lifetime storm.
A landfalling hurricane is causing blizzard conditions just a short distance inland, while life-threatening storm surges threaten Atlantic City, New York City and much of the Northeast.
The powerful 940mb hurricane is about to make landfall in New Jersey. Winds are gusting to between 60 and 80 mph across Long Island and the adjacent waters. As the storm begins to transition into an intense nor’easter, heavy snows and strong winds will plague the Appalachians.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) says that snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, combined with tropical storm-force winds will cause blizzard conditions for much of the day.
Areas from the Delmarva up into southern New England may experienced their worst storm surges on record.
As far as low pressure goes, this storm is deeper than any hurricane to ever strike the Northeast.