Irene Good News/Bad News

Unfortunately this new track is more worrisome for Cape Hatteras and Southern New England. Uh oh. That’s us!

I have to get to work (where I’ll be talking about Hurricane Irene at 4:00 PM), but I wanted to write a quick Irene update.

I’d been tagging these entries as Hurricane Irene though Irene was only a tropical storm. No more. Irene is a now a hurricane with top sustained winds of 80 mph.

The latest guidance takes Irene north of Hispaniola. Haiti and the Dominican Republic will get lots of rain and some wind, but not a direct hit. The strongest winds will be out to sea.

The trend has seen the track farther east with each run. That’s good news for Florida/bad news for the Bahamas. Nothing’s certain, but the farther east the less likely Florida gets hit.

Unfortunately this new track is more worrisome for Cape Hatteras and Southern New England.

Uh oh. That’s us!

Irene is still around a week away. This track will change a dozen times. I am concerned, not yet worried.

11 thoughts on “Irene Good News/Bad News”

  1. Thanks for the update. I’m sure we’ll be hearing lots more about Irene in the next several days. I do hope it doesn’t hit us though. The last thing CT needs is a disaster. I hope Malloy is thinking about how he’s going to fund the clean up. Oh yeah, taxes. Silly me!

    1. About Gov. Malloy, No matter what we think about the Tax situation here in Ct, If you remember Gov. malloy had a trial by fire, when he took office, and I think he handled it well. He was on point with the Nor’ easter when he took office.

  2. How about Cuba, have a friend who just went home for a visit, 1st time in 16 years, really hoping he has a great visit minus the hurricane.

  3. We’re supposed to be in Cape Hatteras 8/27 to celebrate the hubster’s birthday on Sunday…flying in from California. I really hope that it dissapates before landfall on the US.

  4. Way to go, Geoff. I will always rely on you for the updates. I know you will keep us informed. With you we will be as ready as we can be for this.

  5. GEOFF, The way things are developing,i hope it misses FLORIDA and,US!!! Got an email from the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION , about this storm, it seems very powerful at this point,but, i guess it depends on which direction it takes.

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