Thursday, 4 September 2008

Hurricane update - 4 September (II)

Tropical storm Hanna is moving through the Bahamas, headed for the US East Coast. The entire east coast, from mid Florida northwards, is likely to get a swipe from this system. Its highest winds, 65 mph, extend for more than 300 miles to the north and east, as do its rains.

I copy the summary from my Tropical Cyclones blog for 2100 GMT (1700 EDT):

Hurricane local statements have been issued from
Melbourne FL
Jacksonville FL
Charleston SC
Wilmington NC
Newport/Morehead City NC

A hurricane watch is in force from Currituck Light NC to Edisto Beach SC, including Pamlico Sound.

Hurricane conditions are possible within the next 36 hours

A tropical storm warning is in force for the following areas
* central and northwestern Bahamas
* USA: from Savannah River to the NC/VA border including Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

Tropical storm conditions are likely within the next 24 hours

A tropical storm watch is in force for the following areas:
* from Edisto Beach SC to Altamaha Sound GA
* from NC/VA border to Great Egg Inlet NJ, including Chesapeake Bay, tidal Potomac River Washington DC and Delaware Bay
Tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 36 hours

* northern Bahamas, eastern NC and SC: 2 or 3 inches, possibly up to 5 inches
* GA and north FL coast: 1 to 3 inches
* heavy rains are likely to spread up the east coast of the USA, giving rise to flooding

Tropical storm force winds extend for 315 miles from the centre

Coastal storm surge of 2 to 4 feet may affect shores near the centre and to the east of Hanna, accompanied by large and battering waves.


  1. wow Guido! nice work! :)
    hey I think you might want to check in with Barbara and Marti
    they both were in the way of Gustav and everyone over here has been soooooo cared! whew!
    I mean really frightened!
    thanks for your comment about the links! I'm thrilled you're doing ok!:)
    ummmm please would you go check your link again?I tried to fix it ! thanks! let me know

  2. This could be a wild weather weekend for some!  Linda in Washington state  

  3. wowie Guido! very dramatic!
    excellent job at bringing the facts forward! thanks!