Winds on Long Island are now gusting to near 50 mph. They will only go up today.
Here are some illustrations:
Sandy at 2pm EDT
The pressure is forecast to drop another two millibars as it moves WNW toward the New Jersey coast.
Wind Gusts at 4pm EDT
Forecast for 8pm EDT
Orange equals blizzard warning, pink is a winter storm warning (something less than a 'blizzard' but still serious).
Here is the latest tide gauge at The Battery NY where water is lapping on the Promenade.
Please read through the postings below for more on storm surge.
That is the latest on Hurricane Sandy.