Thursday, September 1, 2016

6pm Update: *Major Tropical Storm To Affect Mid Atlantic This Weekend*

Thanks for checking in to my evening update. Here is a summary of my latest thoughts on Hurricane Hermine's impacts to our region later this week. 

  • Major tropical system effects the entire Mid-Atlantic region on late Saturday through Sunday
    • Hurricane Hermine, which is about to make landfall in Flordia, will work its way up the coast as a hybrid tropical cyclone and stall just off the Mid-Atlantic Sunday and Monday
    • *Not a final forecast, exact details on the track still need to be worked out including if this trends out to sea*
  • The biggest threat with this system is in the immediate coastal areas
    • Expect flooding, beach erosion, and winds gusting up to 65+ mph at the beaches
    • The main impact zone looks to be somewhere between Delmarva and the Jersey Shore.
  • For inland areas expect heavy rain and wind from late Saturday through Monday
    • There will be a sharp cutoff in this rainfall somewhere just west of the interstate 95 corridor
    • Several inches are possible for immediate coastal areas

Here is my initial threat map:

Here is my latest video discussion on this evolving situation...

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