Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Major Storm May Hit Brooklyn Sunday -- Tuesday, Oct. 28 - 30

Some news outlets are already calling it a "Halloween disaster." The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Brooklyn, New York City and the surrounding area, warning that "there is a potential for a major coastal storm with heavy rainfall, high winds, coastal flooding and beach erosion" this upcoming Sunday, October 28, through Tuesday, October 30.

The storm "will ultimately depend of the eventual track and evolution" of Hurricane Sandy "as it interacts with a deepening low pressure system approaching the East Coast." Hurricane Sandy is presently near Jamaica.

It can go either way, NOAA says: "The storm may well move out to sea . . . and have little or any impact on our weather."

Or, it could be the end of our world as we know it.

The "chances are increasing for a major storm impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast," according to an online forecast report by meteorologist James Cisco of the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, USA Today reports.

"Forecast confidence is low at this point," NOAA counters, "and potential impacts are still days away."

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Southeastern Bahamas and the Florida East Coast.

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