Hurricane #Sandy makes landfall in Cuba – October 25 2012

HURRICANE SANDY as of 2:00 AM EDT | Winds: 110 mph | Pressure 957 mb | Location: 20.1N 75.9W (10 miles North-NorthWest of Santiago, Cuba) | Moving NNE at 15 mph

At 1:25 AM EDT Sandy makes landfall just west of Santiago De Cuba with winds of 110 mph. Reports from Santiago De Cuba have sustained winds of 78 mph with wind gust up to 114 mph in the last hour. Sandy is a strong category 2 hurricane borderline category 3 which has sustained winds beginning at 111 mph.

Hurricane Sandy making landfall in Cuba [radar may be down at times]

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Hurricane #Sandy a Strong Category 2 – 110 mph winds – #Cuba Radar

Sandy may reach Category 3 before landfall in Southeast Cuba.

Sandy has rapidly intensified over the last twelve hours, including a large drop in pressure. This classifies her as a “bomb” in the meteorological sense.

She is a very large storm, covering almost a million square miles. Because of her girth, we don’t expect the Islands to weaken her much, and she will impact South Florida over the next 24 hours.

Current:
Winds: 110 mph
Pressure 957 mb
Location: 19.6N 76.1W (30 miles SW of Santiago, Cuba)
Moving NNE at 13 mph

Hurricane Sandy making landfall in Cuba

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Tropical Storm #Sandy soon to be a Hurricane & #Tony

Tropical Storm Sandy is anticipated to become a hurricane by the time she reaches Jamaica and Cuba today.

Sandy has strengthened overnight as she heads northward toward Jamaica. Currently Sandy has winds of 70 mph, is moving North at 14 mph and is 120 miles South of Kingston Jamaica and 295 miles South-southwest of Guantanamo Cuba at 16.3North 77.0West with a central pressure of 986 mb or 29.12 inches. The northward motion is expected to continue over the coming days with an increase in forward speed and strength as well. The center is anticipated to move across Jamaica late this afternoon and evening and be near or over eastern Cuba late tonight and Thursday morning and approaching the Central Bahamas sometime Thursday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the center of Sandy at this time and tropical storm force winds are expected to be felt in Jamaica this morning with hurricane conditions this afternoon. Hurricane conditions are also possible in eastern Cuba this evening as well. Check back for updates on the forecast track of Sandy. Tormenta Tropical SANDY Aviso Publico – http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/SJUTCPAT3+shtml/240721.shtml

Watches and Warnings with Sandy..

* ‘Hurricane Warning’ in effect for Jamaica and Cuban Provinces including Camaguey, LAs Tunas, Granma, Santiago De Cuba, Holguin and Guantanamo.

* ‘Tropical Storm Warning’ in effect for Hati, the Central Bahamas including Cat Island, The Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.

* ‘Tropical Storm Watch’ in effect for the Southeastern and Northwestern Bahamas, the Florida east coast from Jupiter Inlet South and to Ocean Reef, and the Florida Upper Keys from Ocean Reef Southward to Craig Key including Florida Bay.

– Interest in southern and central Florida should continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Sandy in the coming days.

Tony is the 19th named storm of the 2012 hurricane season. Tropical Storm Tony currently has winds of 45 mph, is moving to the east-northeast at 16 mph and is 1415 miles west-southwest of the Azores at 27.4North 47.9West with a central pressure of 1003 mb or 29.62 inches. Tony is not a threat at this time to ‘any’ landmass and is expected to continue toward the east-northeast with an increase in forward speed during the next 48 hours.

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