Some beautiful autumn weather through the weekend. Nights will be chilly but days will be mostly sunny & mild as temps. range from the 40s to low 50s early in the day to the 70s in the afternoon.The Nor'easter
is moving away but has left areas devastated by "Sandy" reeling yet again. "Sandy" info. continues to roll in:
** the cost is estimated to be 50 billion but could soar as high as $100 billion. Early indications are that the superstorm will be more costly than either "Ike" or "Andrew" -- click here
** upper level dry air wrapping into the storm as it transitioned to post-tropical made forecasting "Sandy's" track & effects more problematic (though warnings were -- in the end -- excellent both on timing & location -- click here
** the European model was superior to many others on forecasting a severe coastal strike as long as 4-6 days beforehand (however, had problems developing "Sandy" in the Caribbean) - click here
** coastal development has its dangers as "Sandy" -- & other hurricanes -- have shown. Click here
for stories on coastal living (from FOX News & the Assoc. Press respectively)
JEA is working hard to help restore power in parts of Maryland & New Jerssey. Photos below are JEA workers, some crews will work up to Thanksgiving or even longer!
The Salvation Army continues to work hard to help with recovery after "Sandy" -- click here for video info.
Speaking of the Salvation Army....you'll hear the familiar ringing of the red kettle bell now as kickoff (for Duval Co.) is Fri. Action News will again be the proud media sponsor for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree this year. Click here for more info. on the Salvation Army facebook. Remember all money that goes into the Red Kettle locally stays local.
A Great White shark has been tracked to First Coast waters & was detected via a tracking collar off the coast of Nassau Co. early Thu. The shark was tagged near Cape Cod (see pic below) in Sept. It's not at all unusual, by the way, for Great Whites to pass our coast as they head south for the winter. Click here to track "Mary Lee".