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  • Sandy could be a very big deal across the East Coast

    Hi everyone!

    I’ll post a full blog update tomorrow, but just wanted to give you a heads up that Hurricane Sandy could pose a huge threat to the Eastern Seaboard this weekend.   Right now the storm is making landfall across Jamaica and then over eastern Cuba as a hurricane.  The Bahamas will also get hit with strong winds and heavy rain over the next few days.

    What’s happens after that is very complicated, and potentially very dangerous.  What we do think is the storm will transition from a tropical system (warm core) to an extra tropical low (cold core) through the weekend and possible back into the East Coast. 

    Some of the computer models are showing a “Perfect Storm”-like” scenario (back in October 1991 when Hurricane Grace was absorbed by a Nor’easter and caused 200 million dollars in damage, and killed 13 people). 

    There are still so many unknowns right now, and we’ll have a better handle on the forecast models tomorrow, but I just wanted to get everyone thinking about what their plan might be *if* something like this pans out.

    Stay tuned…

    JD

ROSS

I am hoping with great expectations most of the dems in that region cannot get to the polls to vote ... lol

October 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

DoninRichmond

Nine of my family members are leaving Fort Lauderale Saturday evening on a cruise. Sounds like it could be a rough trip.

October 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Rachel Wells

Thank you Janice! WE will be following your reports. I do have one question..why is the European model and US model so different?

October 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.