Tropical Storm Warning Is Now In Effect Along Jersey Shore To Sandy Hook

Good afternoon everyone. Well, within the past half an hour or so, I’ve been looking at the latest information from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, and I learned that the Tropical Storm Watch that had been in effect from Chincoteague, Virginia to Sandy Hook has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning. Meanwhile, the Tropical Storm Watch has been extended from Sandy Hook to Watch Hill, Rhode Island including Long Island.

Now, a Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm conditions are expected in the area within the next 24 hours. Those conditions include heavy rains on the order of 4 to 8 inches with higher amounts in some locations, winds between 39 and 74 miles per hour, and that could go higher if the storm strengthens, and coastal tidal or storm surge of 3 to 6 feet above normal. All Residents along the Jersey shore should be making the proper preparations in the event the storm does come up this way. You should have plenty of batteries, flashlights, radio (especially a NOAA Weather Radio), water for cooking, bathing, and drinking, non-perishable foods, and a first aid kit for starters. You should also make sure that all loose objects on your property have been secured.

While this is only a tropical storm, it is still a very formidable one that could strengthen prior to landfall in the Southeast later today, and is also moving very quickly to the North, which could give it even more punch due to the additional momentum. There is also moisture from Gustav that will be accompanying a front moving in from the West. A Flood Watch has already been issued for the region. Stay tuned to your local weather reports via radio, television, and the internet. Hurricaneville will try to do its best to keep you updated on the situation.