Hurricane Sandy, described by forecasters as one of the largest hurricanes to ever hit the United States, is heading straight for us. We are starting to feel the effects of this massive storm with heavy rain, flooding and wind gusts over 40 mph. And the eye of the storm is still 200 miles away! We are expecting the height of the storm to arrive overnight tonight. At that time, winds will sustain at 75 mph and the water will pile up 5-10 inches.
This storm is being called "Frankenstorm" because the hurricane is combining with a large cold front coming from the north-west. Sandy is also a monster in terms of sheer size; tropical force winds extend 520 miles out from the center of the storm.