Hurricane Sandy

Huge Hurricane Sandy has an extremely rare meteorological setup. Is developing extratropical characteristics and becoming a mid-latitude cyclone. NASA just issued this photo showing Sandy hitting Cape Hatteras, Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay.

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Hurricane Sandy wind field has expanded throughout the past two days and now extends over 500 miles!

For the latest info from NASA on Hurricane Sandy go to: 1.usa.gov/Ti5SgS

 

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This time-lapse animation shows Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit—35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth.  The images were collected by NOAA’s GOES-14 satellite.

NASA animation by Kevin Ward, using images from NOAA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.

View more imagery from Hurricane Sandy at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/event.php?id=79504&src=yo…

Google puts Hurricane Sandy on its crisis map

Google maps is providing information on the storm’s path, forecast information, evacuation routes, areas of high wind probability.

Hurricane Sandy- map

Hurricane Sandy off the Carolinas

Details concerning the first image of the post:

Click here to see the full high res: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/8132059262

At noon Eastern Daylight Time (16:00 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of Hurricane Sandy off the southeastern United States.

At 11 a.m. local time (one hour before the image was captured), the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that the storm was located at 32.5° North and 72.6° West, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and 575 miles (930 kilometers) south of New York City. Maximum sustained winds were 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, and the central pressure was 951 millibars (28.08 inches).

 

via universetoday

sources Google, NOAA