Hello and happy Monday everyone, hope all is well. Hurricane EARL seems to be causing a ruckus in the Caribbean right now, take a look at some web cams at St. Barts (one of the eastern Caribbean islands)
Here was the radar from earlier today @ St. Maarten:
This is the forecast path of Earl, note how it is forecast to become a category 4 hurricane, perhaps as early as today. The forecast track also has it getting ever closer to the Eastern Seaboard. Folks along the east coast will likely see some gusty winds, rain and more likely, dangerous rip currents along the beaches.
This 500mb vorticity (mid-level “spin”) map from the GFS model, not how the center of circulation from Earl is just off the Mid-Atlantic coast:
This is the 6-hour accumulated precipitation forecast for Thursday afternoon/evening. This particular weather model has some of the outer bands from Earl slapping the east coast near the mid-Atlantic states. Keep an eye on this one!
It’s a short update today folks, I am going to be busy people watching on the Minnesota State Fair webcam from the StarTribune.com, I’d have to say that this is the best people watching this side of Vegas! ENJOY!!
Have a good Monday!
Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC