Hurricane Sandy Over Prospect Bay – Update @ 4:30 PM

Sandy has been showing us her nastiest the last few hours.  We went from 32 mph winds/gusting to 44 mph to now 43 mph winds/gusting in the low 50’s.  I didn’t think our building would shake as much as it has.  😦   As I type, my laptop on my dining room table both shake with the continuous strong gusts slamming our building.    BTW, our ceiling-to-floor windows are new 10 months ago and are certified to take 120 mph winds.  I’m trying to keep my belief in that!

Here’s some of my latest shots….

Hurricane Sandy 10/29/12 @ 2:07pm –  37 mph/gusting to 41

Hurricane Sandy 10/29/12 @ 3:33pm – 43mph/gusting to low 50’s

Hurricane Sandy 10/29/12 @ 4:16pm – 43 mph, gusting to low 50’s

Hurricane Sandy 10/29/12 @ 4:16pm – Overlooking Chesapeake Bay Environ Ctr

The photos really don’t look like they change much.  But boy the wind is really howling and the rains are heavy.  It is scary to me.  The news stations are saying this will continue into and through the night.  That sounds like no sleep to me….

7 thoughts on “Hurricane Sandy Over Prospect Bay – Update @ 4:30 PM

  1. Keep ’em coming Donna – I’m riveted. But I’m also surprised the water isn’t over the rip rap? Maybe with the high tide at 5:30?

    • The Bay was mostly blown out today from the N/NW winds and kept us from having a surge at 5:30pm. So we experienced a normal high tide so to speak. I just posted an update that showed it not over the riprap. I was surprised myself! But in the morning at daybreak’s high tide, it’ll probably be another story. The winds are now W/SW and will eventually be from the South which will blow the water back up the Bay, predicted to cause a surge in the Bay. It’s not suppose to be a huge surge, but we will see.

  2. Last year’s Irene caused our area to evacuate and we spent the night in a hotel an hour away. In 2003 Isabel at our home in Delaware was a doozie like Sandy, but not as long. I didn’t like Isabel, we lost power for 6 days from one of our 100′ trees snapping in half and falling on our own power lines from the main road. It was so hot too, and now we’re in the high 40’s. Crazy!

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