Hurricane Sandy's Local Wrath Expected Monday Morning

There is a high wind watch in effect Monday morning through Monday night.


The latest forecasts show Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute tomorrow, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night.

The National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70mph out on the Cape and Islands.

Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the duration of the wind, expected to last over several hours and bring down trees and power lines.

Rainfall looks manageable, Reiner said, with most towns looking to pick up 1 to 3 inches of rain through tomorrow night.

For more updates on the local impacts of Hurricane Sandy, return to Patch. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency also has an app for your smartphone.


Brian D October 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
It is my understanding that many of the city schools are also emergency shelters...any word if there is a plan in place for tomorrow? Is the city planning on cancelling school to prepare these shelters or are we just playing the "wait and see" game?
Lily October 28, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Will there be any schools in hamilton wenham closing?
Lux October 28, 2012 at 07:01 PM
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john October 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
No school in Salem
Maddy October 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM
What about lynnfield
Carolann Dunn October 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Keep the updates coming! I'm a Senior living with my little dog.........so any heads up are welcome!
Terry Date (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Town Hall will be open but only with a skeleton staff on Monday in keeping with the the governor's request that nonessential staff stay home.
Jon Ryans Pubs October 29, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Wall Street may be closed but Jon Ryan’s Pub in Tewksbury is OPEN! Damaging winds and power outages are anticipated all across Southern New England. The strongest winds will occur from late this morning into this evening…especially along the coast. If you must go out please use extreme caution! We offer FREE DELIVERY!


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