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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Hurricane Matthew



The eye of extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew made landfall near Les Angais in western Haiti at 7 a.m. EDT. The eye is located at hour later ( 8 a.m. EDT) about 10 miles (15 km) east of that city and about 125 miles (200 km) south of the eastern tip of Cuba. Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts - a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through at least Wednesday night.

A Hurricane Warning continues for Haiti, the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma, and Las Tunas, and the Southeast, Central and Northwest Bahamas. A Hurricane Watch continues for the Cuban province of Camaguey. A Tropical Storm Warning continues for the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti, as well as Jamaica and Turks and Caicos Islands. A Tropical Storm Watch continues for the Dominican Republic from Puerto Plata westward to the border with Haiti. Interests elsewhere in Hispaniola and in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys should monitor the progress of Matthew. Tropical storm and/or hurricane watches are likely for portions of the Florida peninsula and Florida Keys later this morning.

Tropical storm or hurricane conditions could affect portions of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina later this week or this weekend, even if the center of Matthew remains offshore. It is too soon to specify what, if any, direct impacts Matthew might have on the remainder of the U.S. east coast farther north. At a minimum, very dangerous beach and boating conditions are likely along much of the U.S. east coast later this week and weekend.

For the latest information, go directly to the NHC website atwww.hurricanes.gov

11 comments:

Tamalain said...

Oh joy. Here we go again.

Thornton Crowe said...

When I said DC should have a purge, I never imagined this! Divine Intervention?!

Anonymous said...

I hope that the 10-20% prediction is accurate. We don't need more rain yet.

Anonymous said...

Joe - what's your honest opinion about this??? I am not trusting WBOC. I won't hold you to it, but I would like to hear what you have to say!!!!!

JoeAlbero said...

11:33, My opinion is as follows. I think it is way too early to state what to expect here on the Shore. I will say this however. Every person I know here in Ocean City have already pulled their boats out of the water.

After the storm last week, the tides were so high and the ground so saturated, we're going to have more flooding issues.

Give it a little more time and I think we can all predict what to expect. Again, it's way too early right now to say.

Finally, I truly feel for those people who got hit so hard in last weeks storm. It's times like these where I wish I still had my Downtown building so I could help shelter at least three Families who have been displaced.

Anonymous said...

Kiss Snow Hill goodbye for months! 🚣🏻

Anonymous said...

Wow oh wow - boats being pulled is not a good sign - those marinas have a fit when they have to pull boats!!!! Thanks Joe!

Anonymous said...

Hillary "The eye of extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew made landfall near Les Angais in western Haiti at 7 a.m"

Bill "Yahoo more dough for the Clinton Foundation"

Anonymous said...

There will be plenty of opportunity to warm the waters ahead of this storm once it passes by Cuba. Add a bit of wind shear on the west side and we will have a tremendous storm! Only question will be WHERE do they steer it?



HAARP

Anonymous said...

And crisfield.

Anonymous said...

This one is gonna be expensive....just in time for insurance rates to increase again.....

Oh so praying MATTY heads out to sea and fast!