The Projected Storm Track for Sandy …

… shows it at tropical storm strength and centered a few miles east of stately Hoge Manor in Westminster, MD around daybreak tomorrow.

UPDATE—From the National Weather Service:

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY…

* TIMING…SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED BY 8 AM THIS MORNING…THEN INCREASING AROUND NOON TO 35 TO 45 MPH WITH HURRICANE FORCE WIND GUSTS 60 TO 70 MPH LASTING INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…A PROLONGED AND SIGNIFICANT 24 HOUR HIGH WIND EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. COUPLED WITH HEAVY RAINS FROM SANDY…THE HIGH WINDS WILL LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE. RESIDENTS…VISITORS… AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD PLAN FOR WIDESPREAD POWER AND COMMUNICATION OUTAGES.

3 thoughts on “The Projected Storm Track for Sandy …


  1. Just a friendly safety message from a loyal reader. As the storm gets worse over the coming day, I cannot stress the following things enough:

    1) Your power will most likely go out. For safety, please unplug all electronic devices before that happens.

    2) If you have a generator, do not overload it. Power emergency electronics only. Keep your generator outside, not in the garage (even if you leave the garage door open, it can still kill you).

    3) Be careful on the roads. In fact, if you can help it, don’t drive at all. Not only are they slick and the wind will be high, but there are likely to be fallen trees and BGE workers. Please help us bring all of our workers home safe, and be careful while driving.

    4) Remember, millions of people will be out of power. That means hundreds of thousands of lines and transformers will be on the ground. Watch where you walk. Assume all electrical equipment (including lines) are live, and beware of contact voltage. Do not cross BGE cones and tape. They are there for your safety. And don’t assume that, if BGE isn’t there, that there’s nothing to be concerned about.

    Together, we can weather this storm safely.


  2. As a loyal reader, I wanted to share a safety message for everyone affected by the storm. As the storm gets worse over the coming day, I cannot stress the following things enough:

    1) Your power will most likely go out. For safety, please unplug all electronic devices before that happens.

    2) If you have a generator, do not overload it. Power emergency electronics only. Keep your generator outside, not in the garage (even if you leave the garage door open, it can still kill you).

    3) Be careful on the roads. In fact, if you can help it, don’t drive at all. Not only are they slick and the wind will be high, but there are likely to be fallen trees and BGE (or your local utility) workers. Please help us bring all of our workers home safe, and be careful while driving.

    4) Remember, millions of people will be out of power. That means hundreds of thousands of lines and transformers will be on the ground. Watch where you walk. Assume all electrical equipment (including lines) are live, and beware of contact voltage. Do not cross utility cones and tape. They are there for your safety. And don’t assume that, if utility personnel aren’t there, that there’s nothing to be concerned about.

    Together, we can weather this storm safely.

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