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October 30th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Weakens

Hurricane Sandy continues to weaken Tuesday morning. Photo:NOAA
Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is moving across southern Pennsylvania this morning, centered about 90 miles west of Philadelphia.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 mph. While steady weakening during the next 48 hours is forecast, gale-force winds will continue this morning over portions of the mid-Atlantic states from Virginia north through New England.

Numerous warnings remain in effect, and are found here:

Total rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches, with isolated 8 inch amounts, are possible over far eastern North Carolina. Amounts of 4 to 8 inches, with isolated 12 inch amounts, are possible over portions of the mid-Atlantic States, including the Delmarva Peninsula. Amounts of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated 5 inch amounts, are possible across southern New York through New England.

Snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet are expected in the mountains of West Virgina, with locally higher amounts, tonight through Tuesday Night. The southwestern Virginia mountains are forecast to see 1 to 2 feet of snow, with 12 to 18 inches near the North Carolina/Tennessee state line and in the mountains of western Maryland.

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