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October 29, 2012

STORM TRACK: Sandy comes ashore; Wind gusts tonight

7:37 p.m. Monday

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Forecasters say Sandy is no longer a hurricane, but is still a dangerous system taking dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware.

The National Hurricane Center said this evening that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength, but still has sustained winds at 85 mph.

The center says storm surge has reached heights of 12.4 feet at Kings Point, N.Y.

Gaining speed and power through the day, the storm knocked out electricity to more than 1.5 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more. It clobbered the boarded-up big cities of the Northeast corridor, from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, with stinging rain and gusts of more than 85 mph.

 

6:36 p.m. Monday

STATE COLLEGE - Sandy has come ashore in New Jersey and the worst of the winds were expected to arrive the Central Susquehanna Valley this evening.

"Sandy is onshore. It looks like it hit right by the Sea Isle City and Avalon area," AccuWeather meteorologist Henry Margusity said.

The eye of the storm is expected to track west this evening, generating wind gusts above 60 mph.

 

4:16 p.m. Monday:

STATE COLLEGE - Central Pennsylvania will be see the worst of Hurricane Sandy after 8 p.m. today, Accuweather senior meteorologist John Feerick said this afternoon.

Harvey Cedars, N.J., north of Atlantic City, N.J., recorded a peak wind gust of 69 mph. Barnegat Inlet, N.J., also north of Atlantic City, N.J., recorded a peak wind, gust of 65 mph. A wind gust of 76 mph was recorded 2 miles south of Groton, Conn., Accuweather reports.

By midafternoon, the storm was 85 miles southeast of Atlantic City, its winds at 90 mph. It had speeded up to 28 mph and had begun the turn toward the coast that forecasters had feared.

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