3 Years Ago ……………………SANDY – Indian Summer Incoming then………..

Al Mugno
By Al Mugno October 29, 2015 20:07


Well 2.10″ was measured by the Al Q in Hillsdale from the rainstorm and 24 mph winds to top that.

Can you believe it has been three years since that Hybrid Storm absolutely wrecked us in just about every facet of our modern day lives?  It cost 40 plus lives in the NJ and NY area – mostly beach communities, millions lost power for over a week, the economic toll from lost business was in the billions, the property damage was the 2nd most EVER in US history from a natural disaster:

“Estimated damage caused by Sandy at $50 billion, greater than any U.S. hurricane except Katrina, which in 2005 caused $108 billion in damage”

It literally knocked us back 100 years in time. Schools closed for a week plus, infrastructure took months and over a year to repair, it effected every facet of our modern day life. Will we ever see a storm of this magnitude again you ask? Well we dodged that such question earlier this month with Hurricane Joaquin. I am the firm believer that one day this will happen in the near future to this area and I do not know if we truly learned our lessons – for instance they fortified the vent shaft for the Lincoln, and  Holland tunnels to 14′ after Sandy – IF Joaquin hit it would have totally ran over these shaft flood walls and flooded these major transportation arteries. Remember this?



Now like I posted the other day – chilly air comes back tonight through Sunday morning temps in the mid to upper 50’s and lows in the upper 30’s to low 40’s. Then the pattern goes to one last hurrah for summer with a Indian Summer next week where temps may hit the low 70’s maybe 75 in some local. Everyone will be wearing shorts and saying EL NINO, EL NINO a warm winter is ahead YEAHHHH!!

Look at these temps – whooaaaa!!

Stop right there for it is fools gold, the pattern may  make a change the following week it looks and we could see another possible arctic outbreak around the Nov 10th time frame.  The Nor’ Easter being advertised and snow for this week will not happen as the SE ridge pumps up big time bringing us this warm air. No worries about this it happens and is usual for an El Nino to have an above normal and warm spell like this in November. We may see saw for this month as the change of seasons really starts to take shape and the atmosphere gurgles in reaction to this change – cold air over the arctic and warm air over the south. It could be interesting. The winter pattern takes time to evolve.

More to come and enjoy the weather next week, we’ll save on heat and do not forget to put the clocks back one hour on Halloween Night before you go to be – WOOOP WOOOP!!





Al Mugno
By Al Mugno October 29, 2015 20:07
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