The 11 p.m. update at weather.com shows Irene tracking to the east by one degree. That is very good news. Go to weather.com and then to Hurricane
Tracker. Notice how the western movement from yesterday has stabilized. It's now tracking N to NE. At least for now. I believe the cool rainy system
coming through New England today is helping to push Irene east.
...seems to me that what usually happens is that a hurricane will track up the eastern seaboard until the jet stream pushes it back out into the
atlantic - but - i'm no weather authority... theres a pic of the current jet stream over the usofa via the link below...
Slight movement to the east is actually a bad thing as far as NYC/Boston area goes. It isn't going out to sea or going to diverge much from it's
projected path. The system to the west and the high pressure to the east is creating a funnel for Irene, so it's almost committed to the current path.
N.C. folks can handle this a lot better than those further north, so you need to be hoping that this thing stays west as much as possible.
on 25-8-2011 by edgecrusher2199 because: Spelling
5 am update at the weather channel has it moving another degree to the east as it moves north. And it has reduced wind speeds from 115 to 110. This is
more good news.
In the last ten hours it has moved two degrees east, whereas it was forecast to keep moving west. Current projection no longer has the eye hitting
NYC. I'm hoping this thing stays out to sea and keeps nudging east.
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