|National Hurricane Center|
2. Intensity. The storm continues to maintain 75 mph in the core, and the radius of strong winds has expanded since earlier morning. The Hurricane center is calling for a bit of additional intensification later today and tonite, before weakening at landfall.
I just received an email from my colleague Dr. Frank Marks, of the NOAA Huricane Research Division, who is presently flying a recon mission inside the eye of Sandy, and he reports that the dry air has not yet penetrated the inner core (dry air would help weaken the system).
|National Weather Service|
4. Next Blog Update: Early this evening.