The center of hurricane sandy was located near latitude 37.5 north...longitude 71.5 west. Sandy is moving toward the north-northwest near 18 mph...30 km/h. A turn toward the northwest is expected soon...followed by a turn toward the west-northwest tonight. On the forecast track... The center of sandy is expected to make landfall along or just south of the
southern new jersey coast this evening or tonight.
Reports from an air force hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph...150 km/h...with higher gusts. Sandy is expected to transition into a frontal or wintertime low pressure system prior to landfall. However...this transition will not be accompanied by a weakening of the system...and...in fact...a little strengthening is possible during this process. Sandy is expected to weaken after moving