Monday, August 22, 2011

Update on Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is now a category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 95 mph, and a minimum central pressure of 981 mb. The image above shows the spaghetti plot for all tropical models handling the track of Irene this evening. There is now almost full consensus that Florida will be spared, with a landfall near the SC/NC border more of a likelihood. Extrapolation of the curved path will take the storm across eastern and parts of central VA. If the trough moving through the eastern U.S. is fast and strong enough, there is a chance Irene could only graze the OBX, and miss VA. As for now, prepare for some adverse weather in central and eastern VA this weekend. ZD

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