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Florence has plenty of time to recover from this eyewall replacement cycle, and hurricanes usually begin to re-intensify within 12 hours of closing off their new eyewall. Florence had closed off its new eyewall as of 9:10 am EDT Wednesday, according to data from the Air Force hurricane hunters
After an ERC is complete, a hurricane’s wind field will expand, subjecting a larger area of the ocean to strong winds and allowing a larger storm surge to build. At 11 am EDT Wednesday, Florence was a slightly above-average sized hurricane, with tropical storm-force winds that extended out up to 175 miles from the center. Hurricane-force winds extended out 70 miles from the center. These numbers will increase today as the hurricane recovers from the ERC.
originally posted by: Martin75
The rain is still going to be a major problem but hopefully the winds dying down will also help with the height of storm surge....
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: carewemust
Course they did, cat2 doesn't bring in viewers or clicks.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: leolady
A week without power is not fun unless you're camping and have planned to live without power. Gas stations and ATM machines both need electricity. Grocery stores can only stock dry goods without power. Generators only power so much.