WX4NHC Online Hurricane Weather Report Submission

Timestamp: 2012-10-24 20:59:46 -0500
Event: SANDY
Received Via: VOIP NET
Reporting Weather Volunteer Observer: Rob-KD1CY
Email: rmacedo@rcn.com

Observed (mo/day/year): OCT/24/2012

Observation time: 2055 UTC; 855 PM Eastern
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Portmore, St Catherines Jamaica
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Wind Measurements: Estimated
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Wind Direction: N degrees

Barometric Pressure: MILLIBARS

Measured Rainfall: INCHES

Comments: Posted by Andrew on stormcarib.com: Greetings All, I write from the town of Portmore in St. Catherine just to the immediate west of Kingston. If anyone thought Jamaica's history of being spared by female storms would weaken the blow of Sandy they made a mistake. We have been having rain since Monday with little wind--- well that until around 1 pm today... The wind came with great force from the north--- this being pretty unusual for us as normally storms affecting Jamaica approach us from the east while Sandy approached us from the South. Since the start of the winds we've been without electricity. The wind was strong enough to uproot trees in my backyard which survived Hurricanes Ivan, Dean and Gustav--- I would say by estimation we have sustained winds at just around 65 miles per hour with gusts exceeding 75 miles per hour. My roof had been compromised but thankfully for daylight I could do some impromptu mending to it which perhaps saved the roof... Right now the winds have subsided considera