While Sandy will slam ashore in New Jersey, the large storm will still cause problems in the Hudson Valley.
The worst of the storm will slam the mid-Atlantic and southern New England into Tuesday. However, the storm will behave more like a large nor'easter in terms of size and a hurricane in terms of strength. Folks should not just focus on the center of the storm track as a result.
According to AccuWeather.com's CEO Barry Myers, "Sandy is a hurricane wrapped in a winter storm."
Sandy will bring strong wind gusts ranging between 50 and 60 mph over much of the middle Hudson Valley. Higher gusts will occur over the hilltops and the lower Hudson.
Such winds can down some trees and cause power outages. Avoid parking under or walking through wooded areas during the storm.
Rainfall can be heavy enough to cause urban flooding.
A repeat of Irene from last year does not appear likely over the upper Hudson Valley into Vermont. By the time the storm moves into New York state, via Pennsylvania at midweek, it will have lost the majority of its destructive power in terms of rainfall. However, gusty winds can still cause problems.
However, for the lower Hudson Valley to New York City, the storm is likely to be much worse than Irene in terms of storm surge flooding and high winds.
It might feel more like late October rather than late May in the Northeast on Friday night as temperatures dip well below normal.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across roughly two-thirds of the United States.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and summer warmth will dominate the Northeast next week, but that does not mean an end to shots of cooler air.
Another round of downpours and thunderstorms will bring a renewed threat for flooding from Kansas to Texas over the Memorial Day Weekend.
Glowing phytoplankton created a mesmerizing scene in Tasmania’s River Derwent on Sunday.
The second major tennis tournament of the year commences this weekend, as the world’s best tennis players begin their quest for the 2015 French Open title at Roland Garros in Paris.
Lewistown, ME (1911)
101 degrees -- hottest ever in New England during May.
Liberal, KS (1933)
A powerful F4 tornado (winds 207-260 mph) hidden in a dust storm devastates the business district. 4 people were killed and 150 were injured. Tornado estimated to be 600 yards wide at times.
Sichuan Province China (1986)
More than 35,000 homes and 7,700 acres of crops were destroyed by a devastating hailstorm. Reports indicated that 100 people were killed and 9,000 injured. (Reports vary as to the exact date of the hailstorm.)