Saturday, October 25, 2014

Updated Hurricane Sandy Southern New England wind timeline

The wind will begin to increase Sunday afternoon as Hurricane Sandy draws closer to the Northeastern United States. Even though the center of the storm is expected to make landfall in the southern half of New Jersey, there will be wind impacts in Southern New England comparable to, or worse than, Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The following tables indicate a timeline of the wind potential for various areas in Southeastern New England. If your city/town is not listed, it is easy to get an idea of what the wind will be like by looking at the forecast for a nearby city/town. In general terms, the peak winds will occur Monday afternoon and/or Monday evening.

Computer model simulation showing some of the strongest (non-surface) winds from Sandy in Southern New England Monday afternoon

Computer model simulation showing some of the strongest (non-surface) winds from Sandy in Southern New England Monday afternoon – courtesy weatherbell.com

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Central RI & Interior SE MA (Providence Metro, East/West Bay, Taunton)
Sun 2pm
Sun 8pm
Mon 8am
Mon 2pm
Mon 8pm
Tue 2am
Sustained
15-25 mph
15-30 mph
25-35 mph
35-45 mph
35-50 mph
20-30 mph
Gusts
25-35 mph
30-40 mph
35-45 mph
45-60 mph
50-60 mph
30-45 mph
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Coastal RI
Sun 2pm
Sun 8pm
Mon 8am
Mon 2pm
Mon 8pm
Tue 2am
Sustained
20-30 mph
20-35 mph
30-40 mph
40-50 mph
40-55 mph
30-40 mph
Gusts
30-40 mph
35-45 mph
40-50 mph
50-65 mph
55-75 mph
40-50 mph
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Inland RI, Worcester County, NE CT
Sun 2pm
Sun 8pm
Mon 8am
Mon 2pm
Mon 8pm
Tue 2am
Sustained
15-20 mph
15-25 mph
20-30 mph
30-40 mph
30-45 mph
20-30 mph
Gusts
20-30 mph
25-35 mph
30-45 mph
40-55 mph
45-60 mph
30-40 mph
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Coastal Southeastern Massachusetts from Westport to Bourne Bridge
Sun 2pm
Sun 8pm
Mon 8am
Mon 2pm
Mon 8pm
Tue 2am
Sustained
15-30 mph
25-25 mph
30-40 mph
45-55 mph
45-55 mph
20-35 mph
Gusts
30-40 mph
35-45 mph
40-55 mph
60-75 mph
60-75 mph
35-45 mph
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Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island
Sun 2pm
Sun 8pm
Mon 8am
Mon 2pm
Mon 8pm
Tue 2am
Sustained
20-30 mph
25-40 mph
35-45 mph
50-65 mph
45-60 mph
25-40 mph
Gusts
30-40 mph
40-50 mph
45-60 mph
65-80 mph
60-75 mph
40-50 mph
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Boston and Massachusetts East Coast
 
Sun 2pm
Sun 8pm
Mon 8am
Mon 2pm
Mon 8pm
Tue 2am
Sustained
15-25 mph
15-30 mph
30-40 mph
40-55 mph
30-40 mph
15-30 mph
Gusts
25-35 mph
30-40 mph
40-55 mph
55-75 mph
40-60 mph
30-40 mph
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19 comments

  1. Hi Fred! You are the only one i trust for the weather updates! Thank you for doing a great job!! Just had a question..is Warwick considered Coastal Ri?

  2. Doing a great job. If you had to take your best guess, do you think many private and public schools may close on Monday? Looks like the timeline is going to put them in a very difficult spot all through RI and MA,

  3. This is looking so much better than the worst case situation. Hopefully it won’t be any worse.

  4. Fred, as you are posting the expected winds, I am wondering what wind speed is considered too dangerous to drive in? When do we decide we should stay put at home?

  5. I am so happy you have started this website and fully appreciate the updates you do here and on facebook. Keep up the good work .

  6. Been following you for sometime now, your updates are helping us plan

  7. This is incredibly helpful, thank you! Yours is the only website I’m looking at – full of facts and advice without overhyping.

  8. We are in Warwick Neck right on the beach. You stated that Warwick is considered Providence Metro — so should I be looking at that and not the coastal report?
    Thanks!

  9. Great stuff as always Fred. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

  10. Could you post the link to the live blog that you keep referring to, please? Thank you.

  11. Fred, we have never boarded our windows before, but I have 3 large picture windows (do people still call them that? :) ). Two face west, one faces east. Am I correct that most of our wind will come from easterly direction? I am in Middletown about a mile straight up from 1st beach. Should we board our east window ( that is, if there is any plywood left at Home Depot)? Also, can I change my username to Peg?!

    • Peg, that’s a tough call on boarding up the windows. You may see some hurricane gusts in your area. I would just do the east window because it is facing the strongest wind direction. Unfortunately, you can’t change your username in the system. Sorry!

      • Thanks, Fred. My husband reminded me that our windows have a protruding metal strip which makes boarding impractical… And also that I worry too much. :-) Thanks for the confirmation on the east wind direction. Hang in there, you’re doing great stuff.

  12. Hi Fred, Do you think they are going to be closing the Bourne/Sagamore Bridges at any point?