Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Real Gullywasher upcoming

By now, you have probably heard it is supposed to rain tomorrow. This event is looking more and more impressive as the day goes on. We have a system moving north off the coast of Florida which is bringing plenty of rain. Look for rain to start early tonight and increase in intensity as the night wears on. The winds will also increase as the system moves closer. Gusts tomorrow will be in the neighborhood of 35-45mph. Also, there is a potential for some embedded thunderstorms to develop with the storm. Latest estimates from the HPC have upwards of 6" of rain for the area over the next two days. The NWS has also posted a flood watch for basically the entire area.

Corey Towner

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Earl and the Weekend

Well, we are now in the home stretch to shorter days, colder temperatures and SNOW! No doubt, this summer has been oppressive.

Anyways, Hurricane Earl is taking aim on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and will pose real problems in the way of flooding and winds. It appears Earl will stay off the Jersey Coast spareing inland areas of the worst. Coastal areas will still have beach erosion and wind damage due to the fact that tropical force winds are extending over 200 miles from the eye. From the Jersey shore, the next target will be extreme Eastern Long Island and then a potential hit on Cape Cod (which may have the worst of all areas on the eastern seaboard).

Don't look now, but there is also a conveyor belt of sorts of storms forming back to the coast of Africa. There are 4 storms lined up now, three of which are named! Definitely looks to be an active second half of hurricane season!

After Earl passes, this weekend will be absolutely gorgeous! So get out and enjoy it! We are talking sun, high in the mid to upper 70's and LOW humidity!

Plus, its opening college football weekend, and the NFL is only a week away!

Corey Towner