Every storm these days is hyped up. However, nor’easters are the most damaging in this area. Take a look at “Ash Wednesday storm 1962.”
The wind here has been pretty steady northeast, so the water level is a little high. I am 2 blocks from the ocean. Tomorrow is full moon high tide at 7:40 - which will coincide with the peak of the storm. Put a hurricane surge at the eyewall and you could be a good 15 feet above high tide. The eye on this storm, however, does not look so well organized. If it organizes, could be bad.
Worst case is if the eyewall surge “corks” between Sandy Hook and Gateway National, then you have a following consistent northeast gale. The winds won’t be as severe as ‘92 - 90 mph sustained - but that storm didn’t have an eye. But this bitch has the potential for a sustained northeast gale. The lower Hudson valley becomes a giant toilet bowl.
This happenstance cannot be ruled out right now, so that is why Bloomberg called for an evacuation. It is the right call.
so that is why Bloomberg called for an evacuation
after he said “No Need”