Giants/Jets Game Projected Safe From Hurricane Irene On Saturday Night


Currently — from the projected storm path from Accuweather’s Hurricane Center that the Giants/Jets game taking place this Saturday night will be clear of all major storms and flooding from Hurricane Irene until Sunday morning.

Talk about dodging a bullet… one night later and the first ever game held between the co-hosts of MetLife Stadium would probably have to be postponed.

The Weather Report for the NY City area is as follows:

The eyewall of Irene will pass close to the city Sunday. There is an elevated risk of flooding rain and damaging winds throughout the metro area including the northern and western suburbs. Expect significant coastal flooding. Hurricane-force wind gusts (95 mph) are in store, which will lead to downed trees, as well as widespread power outages in outlying areas. Sustained hurricane-force winds are likely on Long Island and in coastal Connecticut. Coastal areas can expect an average storm surge of 2 to 4 feet, but locally higher. Waves will top seawalls Sunday.

Saturday night, the storm is projected to slam into coastal North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.

The only NFL game scheduled remotely near the projected storm path is Washington @ Baltimore played tonight, and Miami @ Tampa Bay played tomorrow night. Atlanta @ Pittsburgh, also on Saturday night, should likely be well out of reach for Hurricane Irene as well.