Sandy Making Landfall, Update to Impacts 10/29

Sandy is making landfall Monday evening.

Sandy is about to make landfall in Southern New Jersey  as a Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph winds. This storm is transitioning into a post tropical system but don't let that fool you. This storm will still pack a punch as she moves inand and stalls out just north of the area.

Because of this, you can expect conditions to continue to deteriorate tonight through at least mid-day Tuesday. Winds are increasing and snow has already been falling in the highest elevations Monday, including Shenandoah Mountain.

Winds will be picking up and continuing to stay strong overnight.

Here's a look at the strongest winds hitting parts of northern Shenandoah county around midnight.

The entire area will see continuing strong winds through Tuesday.

This can cause an increase in down trees, and power outages. 

There are Blizzard Warnings for the entire area but this is only because we are expecting accumulating snow AND high winds, that combination can cause near or white-out conditions and this accumulating snow is all ELEVATION DEPENDENT.

So here are the snowfall totals you can expect, only for elevations above 2000'.

Now, with such strong winds from the northwest, and heavy wet snow, you can expect some of that to blow into the Valley at the lower elevations but we are not expecting any real accumulations, but most of the blowing snow will be mixing with rain and melt. 

Some could accumulate on grassy services. But only expect accumulations along the ridgelines, above 2000'.

Winds will be picking up and continuing through Tuesday.

Here is a look at Tuesday afternoon winds still causing problems.

We are going to update you on the hour every hour Monday night and overnight through Daybreak Tuesday morning with the latest updates and any changes.

Depending on her exact track we could see some slight changes to the forecast but not expecting any at this time.

Tuesday remains a Severe Weather Alert Day.

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