NWS New York City LSR: New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor Under 3′ Water….4′ Under East River Subway Tunnels…….October 29th, 2012 at 10:09 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 933 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0927 PM COASTAL FLOOD MANHATTAN 40.78N 73.97W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY BROADCAST MEDIA NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANCE TRADING FLOOR UNDER 3 FEET OF WATER.
0900 PM COASTAL FLOOD MANHATTAN 40.78N 73.97W 10/29/2012 NEW YORK NY MTA 4 FEET OF SEAWATER ENTERING SUBWAY TUNNELS UNDER EAST RIVER
Significant flooding continues over the coastal Northeast from the ocean & from heavy rainfall. Flooding from the rainfall is increasing inland, while tremendous snowfall continues to occur from North Carolina to West Virginia & Virginia higher elevations. Wet snow is mixing with rain in Ohio.
Winds have reportedly gusted to 113 mph at Babylon, New York, 94 mph in Suffolk County, New York. 90 mph Islip, New York & 79 mph at JFK Airport.
Battery Park storm surge record set in the great 1821 hurricane has been broken. Most storm surge records are breaking.
This storm had a surface pressure to a Category 4, but was a Category 1. However, it was sort of a hybrid of a Nor’Easter & hurricane (Superstorm) at landfall with a wall of water like a high end Category 4.
Meanwhile, it is now snowing at Columbus, Ohio & over 12″ of snow has fallen near Gatlinburg, Tennessee with up to 16″ of snowfall reported out of West Virginia.