Florence Takes Aim at East Coast, Potential Cat 4

September 8, 2018

“Spagetti Plots” converging on Carolinas.

NBC News:

Hurricane Florence may have been downgraded to a tropical storm, but experts are predicting that it will get its second wind over the weekend.

And that could spell trouble for the East Coast next week.

Experts are predicting that Florence could restrengthen to a potential Category 3 hurricane by Monday, and new models show the odds have increased that the storm could potentially slam into the United States between Florida and Southern New England.

“At this point, there are several possibilities for the track and intensity for Florence,” said NBC News meteorologist Sherri Pugh.

“We’re continuing to monitor the forecast to see how potentially weak or strong Florence will be and whether there is the possibility of landfall.”

In the worst case scenarios, Florence could hit the East Coast middle to late next week, Pugh said.

Some models, though, predict the storm could make an early turn north and leave the East Coast with little more than high tides and rip currents.

 

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3 Responses to “Florence Takes Aim at East Coast, Potential Cat 4”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    There’s a worldwide shortage of beach sand, since that’s the kind used in concrete. Replacing ravaged beaches is getting more expensive every year. (I wonder if it’s cost-effective to use rounded desert sand for beach replacement, even if it’s no use for concrete.)

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Ocean beaches are replenished with sand dredged up from the bottom nearby and piped ashore. “Mining” desert sand and transporting to the shore is likely to be WAY too expensive to consider.


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