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.