Tracking Sandy's Approach

After she makes landfall on Tuesday morning, Sandy will then collide with a cold front, producing up to a foot of rain over the two-day period and possibly snow in the inland areas, according to the National Weather Service.


1:30 p.m. Saturday:

The National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center is reporting that Hurricane Sandy is moving slowly away from the Bahamas and Florida and that tropical force winds are now impacting the coast of North Carolina.

Currently the storm is packing sustained winds of up to 75 miles per hour and is moving north across the Atlantic at about 9 miles per hour.

Presently the storm is located about 190 miles north-north-east of Great Abaco Island, SC, and about 355 miles southeast of Charlseton, SC. It is expected to make landfall either in New Jersey or Delaware around 8 a.m. Tuesday, however it is expected to impact a wide swath of the eastern seaboard, from Cape Hatteras, SC to Bangor Maine.

The 105-mile-wide storm is expected to start impacting the Connecticut coast starting around 8 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. After she makes landfall on Tuesday morning, Sandy will then collide with a cold front coming from the north, producing up to a foot of rain over the two-day period and possibly snow in the inland areas, according to the National Weather Service.

Tidal surge is expected to be 1 to 1.5 feet higher than normal on Monday and 2 to 3 feet above normal on Tuesday as the storm passes through the region. Widespread moderate to sever flooding is anticipated.

A full moon nearly coinciding with Sandy's arrival could mean even stronger tidal surge from the storm, the National Weather Service reports.

Jessica October 28, 2012 at 02:12 AM
I honestly hope it is, but if it's not, we're screwed.
Jim Flynn October 28, 2012 at 02:15 AM
If you have an iPad or iPhone, download a flashlight app. There are several apps available
Southbury Resident October 28, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Easy people, you sound like New Yorkers. Its gonna blow few winds and its going to be gone. Southbury is in good location so we will not get as much wind. In October last year we got pwned by wet snow.. Instead of panicking order some pizza and watch others running around like crazy.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 04:00 AM
I have yet to find a flashlight too, but I only looked in one grocery store so I'll see if I have luck tomorrow!
Trees_be_gone October 28, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Will Connecticut ever do something about our trees? There are too many hovering over power lines. We brings these power outages on ourselves. Three hundred years ago, right up until 100 years ago, there weren't many trees. There were wide open fields for farming and grazing. But suburbia happened. We put in endless McHouses. Neighbors decided they don't want to see each other, so they let the trees take root everywhere for privacy. End result, trees mixed with power lines. Wasn't supposed to be this way. Now we are in a bad way. Need to rethink this. Either get those trees away from the power lines, our live with blackouts.
RudeRidgefielders October 28, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Was waiting on line for gas at Valero. There were about 20 other cars. We were all quite patient. Except.... at one point the woman in front of me was slightly delayed in moving forward, leaving a gap between cars for a moment. Out of nowhere, a guy pulls away from the back of another line and steals her spot. Just like that. In front of all the other patient drivers, this guy thinks he's better than the rest of us and deserves to cut ahead. I could tell the woman was befuddled and I could see the other drivers on line throwing up their hands and shaking their heads in disgust at the rude line cutter. So I get out of my car and tap on the guys window. ME: "I just want to politely point out that you cut ahead of everyone else on line here. " HIM: "I didn't see a line." {Said with a British accent.] ME: "You see this long procession of cars behind you. This is a line of people waiting to purchase gas. Not sure how you missed it." HIM: "There was an opening so I took it. What do you want from me?" [Said contentiously.] ME: "I want you to show some courtesy to your neighbors." He closed his window. [I really don't like British people.]
Hermann Zwergel October 28, 2012 at 04:21 AM
obviously a Romney-ite............
Southbury Resident October 28, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Must be, Sandy is hitting Obama secured voters. Its going to be funny if Obama loss Connecticut. States most impacted always go to Democrats but week before election storm that will most likely do some damage.
Thomas Crafts October 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM
No British people are socialist subjects of the crown. Obama would love that here.
Stella Luis October 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM
How could a discussion about the storm turn political???!!!! People. EVERY topic is NOT political. I'll be glad when this election is over...
Big Family October 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I'm in favor of a conservative storm.
Thomas Crafts October 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Its turning to the left...
Norman October 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Southbury Resident seems to imply that, due to the storm, Obama voters will not be able to make it to the polls while Romney's will, and in overwhelming numbers! <<< Hmm... much like Romney's economic plan: the numbers just don't add up!
Tom Falconieri October 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Professor Moriarty 12:21 am on Sunday, October 28, 2012 obviously a Romney-ite. OBVIOUSLY A FLAMING LIBERAL LIKE YOU THAT DOES NOT HAVE A CLUE.
Tom Falconieri October 28, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Personally i would not let him fill his car. I would have been all over him like a CHEAP SUITE!!!
Ridgefield Mom October 28, 2012 at 03:16 PM
How can anyone insert politics into the situation with that obnoxious man who cut into the line of customers at the gas station? The person who wrote that he's "obviously a Romney-ite............" is a moron. He/she probably thinks that Republicans have caused this hurricane. What a blithering idiot!
jim laguardia October 28, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Man some of you folks have some serious issues....
sebastian dangerfield October 28, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Norman "the numbers just do not add up. I am wondering Norman, how much analysis have you done? What algorithm have you developed to substantiate your numbers? IN other words, Norm, you dont believe side A, you decide to believe side B. Or, .....why bother looking at this stuff, when you have your mind made up. The Tax Institute says the numbers dont add up. Harvard, Princeton, studies, amongst others say the numbers do add up. One thing I will say, is that I find it incredibly interesting, how concerned the Democrats are about deficits--and numbers- after this President recorded the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th highest deficits in our history. Sort of a hollow argument, to claim concern, and then vote for the worst ever. IN terms of this storm being about politics, is because , most likely we will witness how our government in Connecticut, vs everywhere else, will fail us.
sebastian dangerfield October 28, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Norm says, Southbury Resident seems to imply that, due to the storm, Obama voters will not be able to make it to the polls while Romney's will, and in overwhelming numbers! <<< Hmm... much like Romney's economic plan: the numbers just don't add up! Hmm indeed----I hope Norm, you have corrected Democrats who contend that the voter i.d. laws that contend what you just said doesnt make sense---doesnt make sense. Right, Norm? I agree with your logic--but can I guess it's a moving target with you?
Susan Joy October 28, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Obviously some people have too much time on their hands.
Steven DeVaux October 28, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Why has Bill Davidson & Howard Lasser abandoned Brookfield's Meadowbrook Manor townsfolk?
yoda October 28, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Our President stated that this is a serious storm and for everyone to be safe! That was the first time I heard him giving us SOME direction!!!!!!!!
Elizabeth October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Seriously? You're trying to push your politics at a time like this? Or is this just the first time you actually paid attention to what the President said? Thank goodness we have someone who actually cares for the America people, and puts the safety of this nation over political rallies.
KD October 29, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I just don't understand Ridgefielders - didn't you learn from last year to keep 3 days worth of water in your home?! I always do! AND the gas lines - you won't be driving to work - c'mon! AND to the person honking while my brother was stopped at a red light - THE SIGN SAYS NO TURN ON RED! The driving in town this past weekend was absolutely atrocious!
Kathleen October 29, 2012 at 12:47 AM
You sound like a nice guy sticking up for everyone on line and confronting that jerk. He was probably a stuck-up Ridgefielder who thinks he's better than others. Thanks again!
Ed Smith October 29, 2012 at 01:11 AM
G October 29, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Good point, yoda! We really need George W. and Brownie back because they did a spectacular job during and after Katrina! Not to mention 9/11 ! Now that's the kind of non-leadership we need in this country! Never mind, I guess legally we can't elect W again...hey folks, we can always vote for Romney! He'll support whichever way the wind's blowing. He's not a big fan of wind or other energy sources, but he does have his secret plans to make everything better! What do we have to lose?
Big Family October 29, 2012 at 07:21 AM
But not for the four that were KILLED in Libya...Seriously! How about one more fund raiser in Vagas.
NTW October 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Please don't tar all British people with the same brush. There are many of us in this wonderful town that will happily wait in line and help our neighbours. There are rude and ignorant people from all nationalities, please dont be one of them.
oldtimer October 29, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I resent people thinking that I am not entitled. As a long time Ridgefielder, Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?


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