Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Not Expected To Impact Hendry-Glades

Rain And Breezy Conditions - Possible 40 MPH Gusts
LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County Emergency Management is currently monitoring Tropical Storm Sandy. At this time it is not expected to impact Hendry County Directly. However we could experience some rain an breezy conditions on Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. 

There is a 10% chance that Hendry County could experience some wind gusts up to 40 mph.

Sandy is currently moving toward the north at 14 mph and this general motion, with an increase in forward speed, is expected over the next 2 days before turning more northeast ahead of an approaching cold front.

The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows Sandy passing over Jamaica this afternoon, eastern Cuba late tonight and tomorrow morning, and then through the Bahamas Thursday night and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to 70 mph, and additional strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours. Sandy is currently forecast to become a hurricane by the time it reaches Jamaica, but there is also a 67% chance Sandy remains a tropical storm.

Some weakening is expected beyond 72 hours as Sandy encounters increasing wind shear as it moves into the Bahamas. Sandy is then forecast to become post-tropical or a hybrid system by Sunday or Monday.

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