October 23, 2012 North Myrtle Beach, SC – While a late October tropical storm is not unheard of, they do occur and there is one out in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Sandy, the eighteenth named storm, is heading toward Jamaica, where the National Hurricane Center predicts it may arrive as a hurricane on Wednesday.
Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist of AccuWeather posted this information about Sandy: “The worst case scenario for the East Coast involves Sandy paralleling the coast from Florida to the Carolinas this weekend before being drawn inland over the mid-Atlantic or New England early next week.
While the Southeast coast would face heavy rain, strong winds and rough surf, far more serious impacts await communities from Virginia to Maine if this solution pans out.”
Ed Piotrowski, WPDE Meteorologist, wrote “. . . if I lived in the Mid-Atlantic or New England states, I'd keep a close eye on things through the week. The potential is there for this to be a massive, perhaps historical, storm for that part of the country. If you have friends or families up there, share this!”
Piotrowski also predicts the effect on this area will be clouds, and gusty, non-damaging winds still possible over the weekend and the chilliest air of the season early next week behind Sandy.
For Ed’s full analysis go to http://www.carolinalive.com/hurricanecentral2012/#.UIbRP1F62So.