Latest on Hurricane Sandy Impacts for UsOctober 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am by Ken Brewer under Weather
The two major impacts we will see from Hurricane Sandy are strong winds, and perhaps a wintry mix, especially in eastern parts of our area.
WINDS: Let’s start with the wind. Winds will gradually increase today and the higher winds last through at least Tuesday night. Wind Advisory will start here in Indianapolis beginning at 5:00pm and last through 8:00pm Tuesday night. This means that winds will reach or exceed 35 miles per hour sustained. In this case, we could see gusts around 50 miles per hour.
PRECIPITATION: As the core of the storm pushes closer, the shield of precipitation will get closer to us as well. There will be a sharp cut-off because we have nice, dry air battling with the precipitation from Sandy. It still looks like mainly eastern Indiana could see a light mix of rain and snow showers. It looks like accumulating snow will most likely stay to our east in parts of Ohio. It looks like by late Halloween Day, precipitation will move out.
NORTHERN INDIANA: Lake Michigan will see major impacts from this storm as well. Waves in Lake Michigan could reach 25-30 feet by tomorrow, with some coastal Lake flooding likely. Be cautious if you have to travel to this area, or notify friends or family in the area to monitor developments carefully.
Stay with Forecast 8 as we track the latest impacts of Hurricane Sandy for our area.