Well, It looks like IRENE is going to miss the Carolinas. Boy, I'm glad cause Hurricanes really freak me out. Updated: Look like it will be no threat to anybody! WooT!
WTNT34 KNHC 131438
TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER 36
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST SAT AUG 13 2005
...IRENE REMAINS OVER OPEN WATER...POSES NO THREAT TO LAND...
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 69.2 WEST OR ABOUT
280 MILES... 455 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 480
MILES... 770 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMIAN NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. ONLY A SMALL INCREASE IN INTENSITY WOULD BRING IRENE
TO HURRICANE STATUS.
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.
REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...30.7 N... 69.2 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM AST.
I hope you're right, but don't count out your huricanes before they hatch. Its that time of year. When I was with a DMAT, I usually didn't even plan vacation during August and September knowing that I might end up at the coast anyway.
For the last couple of years, everytime my parents took or planned to take a trip, we got a hurricane. They left this week to visit my brother in PA. I think that they need to only travel from December to May.
Bumped for the Carolina Hometown crew.
Missed another one Hurricanes suck, just rains and rains. Looks like I dont have to stock up on bread and milk this week !