Hurricane Earl Prompts Watches & Warnings From NC to NYC and up to MA

212340W5_NL_smThe east cost of the US is not out of the woods as the first advisories are posted for Huricane Earl.  You can see those posted in the graphic to the left.  The red indicates a hurricane warnings, the blue a tropical storm warning.  The yellow is a tropical storm watch and the pink is a hurricane watch. 

This looks pretty bad, but the final track of the storm remains uncertain.  It’s unclear whether it will make any kind of landfall in the US.  It could happen in North Carolina, or further north towards the Massachusetts area.  The good news is if the current track is correct, the east coast will remain on the “good” side of the storm.  The western side of a hurricane is generally the better side to be on.  Nevertheless, extremely dangerous conditions will take shape putting life and property in these areas in danger.

The effects from this storm may be felt by the Carolinas sometime tomorrow.  If landfall occurs, it could come sometime late Thursday or into Friday morning as the storm begins streaking to the north towards New York and Massachusetts.

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