This morning, the central pressure inside Hurricane Sandy – rapidly losing tropical characteristics in satellite appearance and seeing its wind field expand, but maintaining a visible warm core aloft – has fallen to 951 mb. It is slowly gaining strength and will continue to do so until near the point where it reaches a landfall that should occur somewhere near or just south of Sandy Hook, NJ. Which implies that our forecasts of a storm with a 950-960 mb central pressure at landfall time were underdone.
Folks…getting hit by a 945 or even 935 mb storm is no laughing matter. This will be my last forecast update on this evolving blockbuster storm, as I will now spend the rest of my time in the modern world with electrical power doing the important things that need to be done. I recommend you do the same.