NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

Katie Ramirez
September 15, 2018

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

"Florence is a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale".

The hurricane will weaken as it moves across land. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area on Thursday.

As the East Coast prepares to take on Hurricane Florence, the massive storm appears to be flexing its muscles in the Atlantic.

"There's really not a lot of good news", NOAA flight director Paul Flaherty said on "Shepard Smith Reporting". As of 11 p.m. EDT, it had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.

"Regardless of development, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across portions of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana on Friday and Saturday", the hurricane center said.

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds
In North Carolina, Cooper says , "2,800 soldiers will be on active duty, joined by even more on standby". The only exception was Edisto Beach - that and other areas to the north remain under evacuation orders.

"Once the storm starts to move inland it will break apart", Jones explained. "It's still way way too early to tell". It was traveling west at 14 miles per hour.

"If you don't have a plan in place, you still have time to do something", Jones said. We're just on a heightened awareness at this point.

Hurricane Florence is getting a lot of notice, at this point, and rightfully so.

The Governor issued a state of emergency around noon on Wednesday ahead of the storm. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimeters) of water, he calculated. As of Friday evening, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour as it moved to the south of Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Officials have confirmed four deaths in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence.

A small-craft warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and seas equal to or greater than 3 metres (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine area. It should cross over or near the Azores late Saturday or Sunday and its impact could be felt in Ireland and Britain next week.

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