Friday Could Be Crucial Day in Sandy’s TrackOctober 23rd, 2012 at 9:10 am by T.J. Del Santo under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
After Sandy works its way northward through Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas, it will take one of two tracks.
1) heads up the Eastern Seaboard toward Southern New England with major impacts possible.
2) heads northeast, way from the United States…but still impacting our weather
Again, as I discussed in my last blog post, Sandy will likely lose its tropical characteristics as it heads north of the Bahamas. It WILL, however, remain a very strong area of low pressure. Some have called it “Perfect Storm 2″. Maybe.
The exact track of Sandy will be determined on Friday. The upper-level wind flow will send it out to sea or bring it up the coast. A deep trof or dip in the jet stream will be moving through the Eastern United States late in the week and will either capture Sandy or miss it.
The European model seems the most believable here. Having a storm in or near the Bahamas with a deep trof like the model indicates would bring Sandy northward. This whole process of “capture” or “miss” would take place on Friday. Stay tuned! Even if Sandy is missed by the upper-level flow, the GFS computer model has Sandy still impacting our weather early next week.