Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Today's Nor'easter to Bring a Little Less Misery than Previously Thought

The nor'easter expected to hit Brooklyn and New York City late this morning will bring slightly less rain and wind than had been predicted previously, according to the National Weather Service.

But there is no doubt the storm will bring more misery to those already vulnerable since Hurricane Sandy. Flooded areas should expect more floods, along with damaging winds and cold rain.

Expect winds steady at 25 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph all afternoon into Thursday. Winds of this magnitude will be capable of producing downed trees and power lines as well as minor property damage, NOAA says.

A high surf advisory also remains in effect for the ocean beaches of New York City, with tides three feet higher than usual and 8 - 12-foot waves on top of surge of two - three feet. Expect some flooding, NOAA says; moderate in some areas, but major in others -- especially where Hurricane Sandy has washed away protective dunes.

The storm will blow in around 11 a.m.

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