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Hurricane Sandy Will Impact Rochester-Area Weather This Week

As the storm hits the East Coast, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including Rochester — this week.

There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week.

The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

According to the National Weather Service, as Sandy moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest.

The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind advisory and lakeshore flood warning has been issued for the Grand Rapids area, with gusts expected as high as 50 miles per hour.

Bryan Tulley, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake, told MLive that Sunday's high winds were the first signs of Sandy in Michigan.

“The wind from the system, it’s a pretty expansive reach of strong winds,” he said.

Rain is expected in southeast Michigan into Tuesday, accompanied by highs of 45 and 44 degrees, respectively.

According to the National Weather Service, "The rain may mix at times with a little light snow, especially Monday night into Tuesday morning."

The incliment weather is possible heading into Halloween on Wednesday, too, when cold temperatures and rain could put a damper on trick-or-treating for Michigan kids.

Stay with Patch for more information on Hurricane Sandy as it develops.


 

Erin October 30, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I realize we won't be directly hit in this storm, but this is a good time to finally make your home emergency kit, or replace outdated/expired emergency supplies in existing kit. See the FEMA site for a good checklist: http://www.ready.gov/basic-disaster-supplies-kit or see American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family It's also a good time to make a donation to the Red Cross, no doubt they will be needed in the coming days. http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations
Marty Rosalik October 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Lake Huron wave heights from east north east of Port Austin. 15 feet and climbing. Uplinked bouy information from NOAA. http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=45008
Erin October 30, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Getting some flickers here. Fingers crossed.
Marty Rosalik October 30, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Had a couple out here north of Gunn. Fire in main stove, backup ready. Too many "off the grid" not by choice three day intervals out here in the country.
Frances Spear November 01, 2012 at 06:19 AM
I'm a Californian, originally from Utah, and I'm praying for all of you. I hope you check up on the old folks too. God Bless You

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