Superstorm Sandy

  • Blizzard Warnings have been issued for the Central Virginia mountains including Skyline Drive
  • One Foot of rain will fall by the time this storm winds down on Tuesday
  • Hurricane Force Wind Gusts will occur in the Washington & Baltimore Metropolitan Areas late this evening through the overnight
  • Widespread sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph will be common with gusts to 70 mph across the entire region
  • A historic “Special Weather Statement” continues for the National Capital Region from the folks at the National Weather Service Office:  Conditions Will Deteriorate Rapidly now through the overnight!  Widespread power outages will occur across the DC Region.
  • Winds will continue to increase between 35 and 55 mph across the Washington Region tonight with gusts to Hurricane Force as Sandy gets wrapped up into a deepening trough.
As Sandy moves west over the Maryland-Pennsylvania border conditions will rapidly deteriorate across the Baltimore and Washington Region.  Peak wind gusts of 75 mph are likely with widespread damage to trees and widespread power outages! (Image courtesy: Weatherunderground.com)

6 to 12 inches of Rain will Cause Widespread Flooding of creeks, streams, rivers, basements, underpasses and low-lying areas.

Snow:  1 to 3 Feet in the mountains in elevations above 2000 feet.

Batten Down the Hatches… the winds are going to occasionally gust to Hurricane Force late this evening!

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