Hurricane Bill is down to Category 1 at the moment. I can see that in the satellite shot. The eye has become ratty. Convection is missing from much of the western side. Most importantly, it looks like dry air is getting in toward the center.
Earlier tonight on Facebook Craig Allen posted some personal observations from Jones Beach on Long Island¹ which was disappearing under the tidal surge.
Without Long Island we’d be susceptible to all that Bill’s got. Of course that’s academic. Thanks for taking one for the team Long Island!
Offshore, NOAA’s buoys continue to see large swells even in areas without strong winds!
There will be plenty of video later today from Massachusetts. The surf will be angry. The beaches will be empty of bathers.
Close but no cigar for Bill. Connecticut gets a pass. He will be Canada’s problem now. We are happy to see him depart.
¹ – Actually Jones Beach is south of Long Island on a barrier island called Jones Beach Island. This is one of those cases where what is true and what is commonly believed are at odds.