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

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

On Thursday, Florence was a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds (193 km).

Everyone's attention has been focused on Florence, but the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane is certainly living up to its reputation this year.

When that pile of water hits land, it becomes a storm surge, and they can be devastating.

The centre of Isaac passed between Martinique and Dominica with maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles per hour.

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe.

Computer models are in general agreement that Subtropical Storm Joyce will move northeasterly across the Atlantic towards Europe. Regardless of the exact path, Florence will be a large system, and impacts such as heavy rain and strong winds will extend well beyond the center and at least into southeast SC.

All watches and warnings were discontinued yesterday.

The devastating force of Hurricane Florence is nothing when compared to the category 5 hurricane sweeping over the Pacific Ocean, Super Typhoon Mangkhu. Weakening is forecast to begin by the middle of the week. Coastal Flooding: Outside the Storm Surge Watch area, minor coastal flooding could occur around the time of each high tide Thursday and Friday.

Although Olivia is expected to move over the islands as a tropical storm, it could still bring worse impacts than recent Hurricane Lane to some areas, the center said. River flooding, however, will likely last for weeks. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength on Thursday, making outside preparations hard or unsafe.

Tropical Storm Isaac, which passed between the Caribbean island nations of Dominica and Martinique late Wednesday and early Thursday, is now moving nearly due west across the eastern Caribbean Sea. Apparently, the hurricane is just a few hundred miles away from the North Carolina's coastline.

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