Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Research | By Dana Schwartz

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, "Florence is moving toward the west near 9 miles per hour (14 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple days". The storm's minimum central continues to drop, now at 946 millibars.

"Florence is expected to remain a hurricane and likely reintensify over the weekend". It was about 2,000 miles from the United States coastline, still too far out for a confident landfall prediction.

Projections show a meandering course, and the National Hurricane Centre cautioned that a variety of models were in play, making it hard to forecast into next week.

Significantly, the average track of the American model simulations, which had suggested the storm was most likely to stay well out to sea, has trended closer to the coastline with time.

But increasing wind shear off the Atlantic interfered with the storm building, weakening the beast to a tropical storm with 65mph winds on Friday. It is not yet known if Florence will make landfall.

"The risk of other direct impacts associated with Florence along the U.S. East Coast next week has increased".

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Winds peaked at 130 miles per hour Wednesday before weakening to 60 miles per hour on Friday. But late this weekend, it appears Florence will pass the first fork, and we will see if it gets captured by the blocking high.

Still, the European and American computer models showed a menacing hurricane coming dangerously close late next week to North Carolina's Outer Banks or the mid-Atlantic region, a significant shift westward from earlier model runs.

As of right now, not much is known about what the hurricane is going to do next. Do you have trees that could fall on your house during a windstorm?

Hubbard said so far this year, the Atlantic season has been fairly average, but it's been busier in the Pacific.

Tropical Storm Helene is the eighth named storm of season.

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