Comparing Hurricane Sandy track to Irene

Many Southern New Englanders have been asking how Hurricane Sandy will compare to Tropical Storm Irene which hit one year ago. Although, it’s too early to know exactly what track Sandy will take, it is looking rather likely that the storm will move inland somewhere southwest of Southern New England. Irene also moved inland south of Southern New England, but it approached from a completely different angle, which means different impacts for Southern New England. In this short video, Right Weather Meteorologist Fred Campagna has more on the projected track of Sandy vs. Irene and other past Southern New England tropical systems.

  • Flooding rain threat is diminished with forecast track of Sandy
  • Strong winds likely, could cause extensive damage if center of the storm is north of Atlantic City, NJ
  • Coastal flooding likely – may be the biggest impact for SNE if storm hits in the Mid-Atlantic south of Atlantic City, NJ

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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