Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Hurricane Sandy Rapidly Intensifies As It Nears South Jersey Landfall (Pictures)
PJ Media ^ | October 29,2012 | Brendan Loy

Posted on 10/29/2012 11:06:26 AM PDT by Hojczyk

It’s looking bad out there, as the above photo of Atlantic City, NJ indicates. Any hopes that Hurricane Sandy had been “overhyped” — that its storm surge would underwhelm, like Irene’s did in many places; that computer models’ forecast of last-minute deepening was implausible and wouldn’t happen; or perhaps that Sandy would simply turn away and go out to sea — have now been dashed. A disaster is underway. The only question is how severe it will end up being.

What’s happening is precisely what the computer models have said, consistently for days now, was going to happen. Sandy is strengthening in the hours before landfall — down to an incredible, record-setting 937.5 millibars, according to the most recent reconnaissance data, a drop of 6 millibars in less than 2 hours (!). At least one buoy, about 100 miles south of Montauk, NY, is reporting extreme wind gusts equivalent to Category 3 strength, although I have some doubts about that data. Regardless, the recon planes flying over the storm have measured increasing wind speeds near the center, prompting the NHC to estimate that Sandy now has 90 mph sustained winds at the surface. That suggests we could see a few 100+ mph gusts right on the coast. This is presently closer to a Category 2 hurricane than it is to a tropical storm.

Sandy is pushing an enormous storm surge toward the heavily populated coastline, well ahead of its center, as it makes the long-forecast sharp left turn that will force the full brunt of this uniquely destructive storm directly into the mid-Atlantic coast. More specifically, it now appears that Sandy will hit South Jersey or Delaware Bay this evening around 8:00 PM local time. Check out the NCEP NAM model forecast from WeatherBell:

(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 10/29/2012 11:06:26 AM PDT by Hojczyk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk
The gusts are really starting to pickup here in Northern Monmouth County (A red county).

Please pray for us.

2 posted on 10/29/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk
Please, everyone stay safe.

On the bright side.....

PENNSYLVANIA IS GOING RED!!!


3 posted on 10/29/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

My college roommate and lifelong friend lives in Ocean City, NJ and owns a small business - prayers lifted up for Felix and his whole family!


4 posted on 10/29/2012 11:24:19 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free America52

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?product=N0R&rid=dix&loop=yes


5 posted on 10/29/2012 11:32:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Free America52

My sister lives in OC,NJ. She ownes a two story house on the bay side (10th St.) I doubt it will be standing come tomorrow at this time.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

Prayers up.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 12:07:15 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk
Grew up in Monmouth County. I'm thinking all those people who built homes right next to the sea wall in Sea Bright (old Trade Winds beach club) are wishing they hadn't about now.

The company I work for is in Vineland. Friends and employer all taking it on the chin. Not good.

8 posted on 10/29/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk
Grew up in Monmouth County. I'm thinking all those people who built homes right next to the sea wall in Sea Bright (old Trade Winds beach club) are wishing they hadn't about now.

The company I work for is in Vineland. Friends and employer all taking it on the chin. Not good.

9 posted on 10/29/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Hojczyk

The good news is that is has rapidly picked up forward speed. You do not want to see this baby stall along the coast similar to what happened earlier in the year down in Louisiana. And the millibar record is for the NE area of the US north of DC. Not an Atlantic record by a long shot.


10 posted on 10/29/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mware; Free America52; frogjerk; NautiNurse
Dear Heavenly Father, you have spared us many times in the past from these extraordinary acts of nature. We ask You Father to give the people in this storms way the where with all to leave but also the courage to give it their best with the outcome. Have Divine Mercy Oh, Lord! We ask these things the Name of The Father and of The Son, and of The Holy Spirit, Amen!
11 posted on 10/29/2012 12:22:51 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Mase

Freehold + RBC ‘66 here...well remember waves crashing over the Sea Bright wall back in the day!


12 posted on 10/29/2012 12:36:50 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: poobear

Amen


13 posted on 10/29/2012 12:37:18 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

God is Good fj!


14 posted on 10/29/2012 12:49:03 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: poobear
The storm is close to landfall (1-2 hours) and falling apart. Its forward speed increase means it wont hit at high tide and also it cannot wrap up anything from its western end. On its southeast side, there is almost nothing in the way of moisture. See loop below. Not saying it wont be bad and north and north east of the storm will get hit with storm surge, but the forward speed increase will mean worse case scenario wont happen. Could be one of the worst coastal flooding in that area though.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: justa-hairyape

Thanks for that update. Believe me, I’ve watched enough of these things. Everything you’ve pointed out is all good! Everything can always be worse. I hope the good Neighbors in NJ, MD, VA, NY and all surrounding states help each other out!
Florida Native, Poobear.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 1:16:43 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Seeking the truth

RFH class of ‘74 here. Had a lot of friends who went to RBC. Loved Sea Bright back in the day. Even had an apartment across the street from the Driftwood Beach Club. Unfortunately, I think Sandy is going to remake Sea Bright, and not in a good way.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 1:23:22 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing

I live about 5 miles south of that 7.17 X.

Situation is pretty exuberant right now.

18 posted on 10/29/2012 1:33:13 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Mase

Is anyone surfing Broadway yet?


19 posted on 10/29/2012 1:35:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: SnuffaBolshevik
Looks like you're near the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

The eye of the hurricane is headed right at you! Stay safe and dry, Friend.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 2:23:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Don't know about Broadway, but I'm certain there's a break where Seven Presidents Park used to be.

Here's a shot from Monmouth Beach earlier today and at low tide:

Photobucket

And here's one of Sea Bright.

Photobucket

I'm guessing the Sea Bright peninsula is totally under water. I can't get anyone I know there to answer their phone to confirm.

21 posted on 10/29/2012 2:58:07 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Mase
And here's a great shot of Ocean Grove from yesterday. I wonder if that pier is there today or if it's driftwood.

Photobucket

22 posted on 10/29/2012 3:03:18 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Mase

Unbelievable, it was like a tsunami rushing in.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 4:17:57 PM PST by Coleus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson