As we well know from Irene, a hurricane (or it’s remnants) can be a very damaging and dangerous weather situation. We’ve been through this recently and as a community learned plenty of lessons. Here are some tips for being prepared for Sandy as she approaches the Albany area.
If you were planning on taking the Amtrak or Megabus to New York City from the Albany area, you'll have to cancel your plans. Both have suspended service at least through Tuesday the 30th of October and perhaps longer depending on what Sandy leaves behind.
Please be safe during this storm! We're here for you at 'GNA, by the way, with continuing updates on the air, here on our website, and through our free RadioPup app. But there are a couple of other apps that are crucial to have
We reported yesterday that we could see a hurricane hit a cold front and merge with a Nor'easter thus producing a snowy hurricane. Good news - doesn't look like we'll be getting any snow. Bad news - it looks like we could see a great deal of rain and wind. We have the updated details and with Irene fresh on our minds, we're not looking forward to this storm.
So how does this happen? Bascially the hurricane comes up the coast and merges with a potent Arctic cold front over near the Great Lakes and then BAM - several inches of show with perhaps tropical storm winds. There could also be flooding along the coast of NYC and New England. In short, if this happens we will have a huge mess on our hands.
Looks like we may have some some nasty storms hitting our area this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a potentially significant damaging wind event across much of our listening area for later today.
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