Latest report from the National Weather Service shows projected rainfall totals double in some spots.
According to the Sunday afternoon report from National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary Szatkowski, the inland flooding threat posed by Hurricane Sandy has increased in the past 24 hours. "The takeaway message is that our region is currently in the path of a very dangerous storm," Szatkowski said. "Even if the eventual path changes, we will still feel severe effects from this storm." Yesterday's rainfall total map of the region (attached to this story) showed the northern end of New Jersey expecting around two inches of rain, four inches in the south and an isolated band of six inches around the Cape May end of the state. Current projections (also attached to this story) show the northern part of the state expecting four or five inches …
National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warning for New Jersey
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. The alert, issued during times of potential fire risk, is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. NWS meteorologists say dry weather conditions and strong wind gusts in tandem can mean an increased risk of a wildfire turning dangerous. The area has had little precipitation of late. Additionally, the humidity is below 20 percent, temperatures are mild and winds could gust up to 30 mph. The combination, scientists warn, create the potential for a rapid spread if uncontrolled fires develop. The NWS Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will develop shortly. Just last week, New …