Due to severe weather, all Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Bridges have been closed.
Well, it’s happened, Hurricane Sandy has been picked up by that strong advancing trough to the west and this has doubled its forward speed. It’s a clear indication of just how strong that western disturbance is, that it can take a massive storm and pick it up like a stone, sling-shotting it toward the eastern seaboard.
Much stronger winds, rain and flooding marked the approach Monday of Hurricane Sandy, on its way to a predicted direct hit on New Jersey, with tidal waters crossing the main oceanfront drive in the south end of Cape May, and streets near the Atlantic City Boardwalk starting to flood.
As of 8 a.m. Monday, the latest word from PECO is that, across the region, electrical power is not yet affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Oh, Oh Sandy. It has made the turn north and now the final turn comes later Monday as it heads to the northwest and into our area.
Due to the forecast of severe weather, all Philadelphia Archdiocesan high schools and parish elementary schools in the city of Philadelphia will be closed Monday and Tuesday. In addition, all Philadelphia public schools will be closed on Monday.
This afternoon Sandy is located almost 300 miles off the North Carolina coast with 75 mph winds and continues to move northeast away from the coast. But don’t let that fool you, Sandy is still expected to turn northwest on Monday, as an upper level disturbance from the Midwest captures the storm.
Philadelphia’s transit agency has announced that it will suspend all services at the end of Sunday’s service schedule due to the approaching storm.
Friday morning dawns with a clearer consensus about the projected path and impact of Sandy, and as the cone of uncertainty continues to narrow, our region comes into sharper focus.
All is calm in Atlantic City, but emergency management officials aren’t taking any chances with Hurricane Sandy barreling up the coast. They’re expected to meet Friday to lay out a storm plan. It’s something many Jersey Shore towns are doing as well.
Hurricane Sandy is currently a category 2 storm right now and it is forecasted to transition into a large coastal storm as it moves northward toward our region.
Mother Nature is bringing a different set of weather issues to the opposite ends of Pennsylvania – rain in the east and snow in the west.
How about those winds on Friday night and Saturday and even now on Sunday?
Sunshine is great…but wind gusts to 40 mph aren’t.
Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning near Cape Lookout in North Carolina. It is still a Cat 1 storm as it moves up the coast. Heavy rain in Delaware before 10:30 and that is going to be increasing and moving north.