Archive for August 29, 2010

EARL COULD BE A CLOSE CALL AS IT IS FORECASTED TO PASS JUST EAST OF CAPE HATTERAS… THE HEAT RETURNS TO HAMPTON ROADS ON MONDAY

Forecasters will be closely watching each model run to see what the latest projected path of Earl will be. It may be a category 3 hurricane when it is off our coastline later this week. Any deviation in the track to the west could mean big trouble for the Carolina coast north to New England. At this time (Sunday morning), it looks like we will be spared the major effects of this hurricane. However, THAT COULD CHANGE SO PLEASE STAY TUNED! As Hurricane Danielle moves away and weakens, the shear will lessen and Hurricane Earl will enter an environment more conducive to strengthening. There’s another system after Earl, but let’s not concern ourselves with that until we’re done with Earl. Hurricane Danielle is causing high waves and rip tides along the our coast which is causing hazardous conditions for swimmers. Things will only get worse as we head towards mid-week when the effects of Earle move in…. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90 degree mark on Monday and possibly the low 90’s in spots. Tuesday should be similar as high pressure remains in firm control of our weather. No rain is expected for the next few days. So, please monitor the local media and the NWS for updates on Earl.

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