Tropics: Sandy, Tony, Son Tinh, Murjan
2012 Hurricane & Cyclone Season
Tropical Active Sytems: Sandy, Tony, Son Tinh, Murjan
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 October, 2012 : - - Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Kingston, Jamaica Wednesday afternoon as an 80 mph hurricane. After leaving Jamaica Sandy rapidly strengthened and almost reached major hurricane status before making landfall just west of Santiago de Cuba in eastern Cuba. Due to the rapid strengthening Sandy is now forecast to be a hurricane all the way through the Bahamas.
The greatest threats to southeast Florida will be near the immediate coast on late Thursday and Friday. Dangerous surf, beach erosion from battering waves, and minor coastal flooding are the primary impacts. Tropical storm force winds, especially in gusts, could reach the Florida coastal waters by as early as tomorrow afternoon. Outer rainbands from Sandy will need to be monitored in the event heavy rains set up along the Florida east coast.
Sandy will move northward through the northwest Bahamas on Friday and essentially parallel the southeast U.S. coast this weekend. As it does so, its wind field will expand tremendously. Whether or not Sandy turns back toward the northeast U.S., its effects will be far-reaching, with growing confidence in a high-impact event to the northeast U.S. by early next week.
Potential impacts from the mid-Atlantic through the northeast include widespread wind damage, long-duration power outages, battering waves, and coastal flooding from storm surge. Inland flooding and heavy snow accumulations over the central Appalachians are also possible.
Tropical Storm Tony is quickly weakening and will be swept out to sea by an approaching cold front.
Hurricane Sandy passes over Cuba : photo NOAA/OSEI
Tropical Storm Son-Tinh will bring heavy rainfall and the potential for flash flooding to the Philippines over the next few days. The storm is expected to gradually strengthen and may threaten Vietnam as a typhoon by Saturday.
Tropical Cyclone Murjan has formed in the Arabian Sea and will track toward Oman as a tropical storm equivalent by late week.
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Source: NOAA / JTWC
Compiled by: SV Editors
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