Salt in the wounds of those affected by Sandy

GFS and other global models indicating the development of a coastal storm next week for the Mid-Atlantic

GFS and other global models indicating the development of a coastal storm next week for the Mid-Atlantic

It looks like people who are struggling to recover from Sandy will have to deal with an obstacle: a Nor’easter. the global models are forecasting the development of a coastal storm within the next 4 to 5 days off the coast of North Carolina. While not particularly intense in any other year, this storm will be a problem due to the extremely vulnerable, and battered, coastline.

Dunes are eroded, beaches are flattened and the people who live in the region are not in any mood for more weather nonsense. Unfortunately, it looks like there will be no choice but to deal with what’s coming.

From the looks of things now, the storm will organize off of North Carolina and bring heavy rain and strong winds to the immediate coastal area. A persistent northeast wind is likely for areas north of the circulation center. This means that coastal New York and New Jersey may see another flooding event, especially considering the current conditions there.

I highly recommend that people from North Carolina up through New England stay on top of the National Weather Service local information. We may see watches and warnings for high winds, coastal flooding and rainfall go up. This is not what the region needs but there is no avoiding it. Knowing that it is coming several days in advance may help to mitigate issues that could otherwise slow down recovery efforts.

I’ll post a special video blog about the coastal storm to our app and our YouTube channel later this afternoon with a link posted here in a separate blog.

Elsewhere, the tropics are not an issue.

About Mark Sudduth

Greetings! I am Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of The site began in 1999 as a way to post info concerning tropical storms and hurricanes for any interested visitors. Little did I know how big it would become in the years since. Now, we have millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the site as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related. We are supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and our loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, I am married with six energetic and intelligent children and live in southeast North Carolina. I graduated UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography and have studied the effects of hurricanes on our society ever since.
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