The track of Sandy was well forecast by the government and commercial weather companies, including AccuWeather.com. However, the failure to issue official National Hurricane Center (NHC) Hurricane Warnings north of North Carolina resulted in confusion prior to Sandy’s arrival among the average public as to what sort of storm was heading their way.
In the wake of the devastation, confusion continued within NOAA pertaining to the Sandy Service Assessment Team (a group of experts assigned to evaluate the damage and performance of NOAA forecasts), as well as how and when changes in Hurricane Warning policy would take place.
Below is a timeline of the major events that have occurred prior to, during and after Sandy’s arrival.
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