Hurricane Sandy at Monday, 29.10.2012 evening.
The magnitude of the storm was remarkable: hurricane-force winds extend 260 kilometers and winds of tropical storm force extends nearly 500 km.
The category is now a hurricane in the first degree, with constant winds of 90 miles per hour, the storm is expected to turn northwest toward New Jersey and Delaware, and cause life-threatening coastal winds of a hurricane, plus heavy snows.
Sandy made landfall tonight near the south coast of New Jersey.
Some coastal cities are already flooding even before Sandy and related rainfall to hit with full force.
In Atlantic City, NJ, Ocean City, New Jersey and New York, rising sea levels flooded the low-lying roads with water. The combination of high tide, plus the full moon, and the storm could raise the water level a total of six to 11 meters in Long Island and New York Harbor, according to a bulletin issued by the NWS National Hurricane Center in Miami.
50 million people are on the path of gigantic storm, which is forecasted that may be one of the biggest in U.S. history. Sandy has already taken 66 lives in the Caribbean and flooded coastal areas.
Hurricane "Sandy" will be combined with two weather systems - one over eastern Canada and the other - a storm that moves through southeast Tennessee valley and is expected to storm headed inland and extending.
Climatic phenomenon "Frankenstorm" is very unusual and may be one of the most destructive storms in U.S. last half century for several reasons identified by prognostic Hydrometeorological Center of the United States.
Sandy could bring snow over 61 cm in the higher places, especially in West Virginia, and this can cause massive power outages.