October 29 11:30 PM
Sandy has moved across Delaware and New Jersey and is north of Baltimore along the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. The storm is moving northwest across Pennsylvania and is expected to turn to the northeast Tuesday evening crossing New York into Canada on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Storm surge, wind and flooding have caused major damage along the Jersey and New York coastal areas. My daughter and son-in-law in New Jersey reported trees (and fences) down and power outages in their neighborhood.
As of 9:30 PM Monday, 52 roads were closed in Frederick County, most due to flooding and a few due to trees or utility lines. 12,000 were without power. Schools will be closed again on Tuesday. The Monocacy River is expected to crest near 32 feet, 17 feet above flood stage. This could be second highest on record. It is also getting colder. In the higher elevations of West Virginia and western Maryland Sandy is creating blizzard conditions. Perhaps an early start to ski season at some places?