Timeline of impacts from Sandy
Last updated October 27, 2012 Updated: 11:20 a
(Subject to change, will notify if that happens)
The beginning of the storm. Breezy conditions with a few showers. Wind gusts around 15-20 mph. Wet and cool time for runners at the Marine Corps Marathon.
Conditions will begin to deteriorate quickly. Winds will be sustained around 15-20 mph to the east of I-95. Gusty winds to the west of I-95. Redskins game wi
Overnight Sunday into Monday
Conditions start to get dangerous as winds will sustain at about 30 mph and nearing tropical storm force winds. The rain will start to fall at a more constant pace at this point.
Monday Morning and Early Afternoon
Nearing the height of the storm. Winds up at Tropical Storm force (Well over 35 mph) with heavy rainfall. Flooding concerns begin to rise and storm surge concerns will follow.
Monday Late Afternoon and into Tuesday Afternoon (Landfall).
Winds over 40 mph and gusting in to the 50 mph range. There should be a time in some areas on the Delmarva where winds should be sustained at or about 50 mph. Torrential rainfall in stronger bands, steady rain otherwise. Power outages will become an issue into late Tuesday morning and into the afternoon.
Landfall should occur at this time. This will be a factor is showing whether or not the storm will bring hurricane force winds our way on the DMV. If it takes a northern track making landfall in New Jersey, then the highest winds we would see are around 50-60 mph in the north east portion of the state. A southern, DMV landfall, track would bring the hurricane force winds directly on to the peninsula. The chance of hurricane force winds also depends on the strength of the storm as it nears the coast.
Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Beginning of the end. Winds will still persist, just not as strong. Rain wont be as heavy. Storm should be mostly done by the time Trick-or-Treating starts Wednesday night.