The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Busy season...

As Hurricane Earl breezes by the Bahamas, leaving everyone along the east coast wonder what type of impact he will have on their Labor Day plans, Tropical Storm Fiona starts to intensify. Tropical Storm FionaHaving placed some distance between herself and the powerful category 3, Fiona has had an opportunity to strengthen slightly. The forecast does not have her reaching hurricane strength, but they do have YET ANOTHER problem area highlighted for another wave that has rolled off the African coast, where they are giving that one an 80% likelihood of development into a tropical system. We could see the beginnings of Gaston.
Hurricane Earl category 3Back to Earl though, Hurricane Earl, a powerful category 3 storm, just downgraded to a category 3 storm after losing a bit of his bite through an eye-wall replacement cycle. Unfortunately, it appears that Hurricane Earl has regrouped and the eye-wall looks as strong as ever, which would lend to some likely intensification, but that is a typical ongoing process for major hurricanes, fluctuations in strength. All eyes are on Earl as he races across the Atlantic, the cone of possibilities slowly creeping westward with each model run, which places a more imminent threat on interests along the coast. Anyway you look at it, the east coast (and much of it) will be impacted by Hurricane Earl, just how badly is yet to be seen.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. good grief. I'm glad I live on the West Coast. This must be frightening for those living where this hurricane will make landfall.


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