Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hermine Update

Hermine has been a bust of a storm for our area. The 0.01 inch of rain we recorded yesterday morning was all that we got, although I felt a few drops last night when I walked Skye. We could use the rain. Winds peaked around 30 knots sustained, and have declined to more like 20, leaving our yard lightly littered with leaves.

Tides have been high, but not exceptional:

This is not to say that Hermine is not still a dangerous storm offshore, as it is projected to strengthen again into a hurricane: Hermine expected to strengthen back into a hurricane as it creeps up East Coast.
Officials up and down the Northeast coast warned that Hermine could wallop the region with strong winds and possible storm surge, as forecasters predicted that it could strengthen back into a hurricane later on Sunday.

By Sunday morning, Hermine's top sustained winds remained at 65 mph as it moved east-northeast at 12 mph. The storm, expected to turn northward on Sunday, was centered about 255 miles southeast of Ocean City, Maryland.

Governors all along the coast announced emergency preparations. Tropical storm warnings were in effect as far north as Connecticut.

Hermine already caused two deaths, damaged properties and left hundreds of thousands without electricity from Florida to Virginia. It spawned a tornado in North Carolina and closed beaches as far north as New York.

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