September 2 2016- Tropical Storm Hermine has been inland much of today and on the path through Georgia and the Carolinas. It is expected to emerge back over the Atlantic from the Outer Banks, then curve up the coast and stall. Well, meander, and possibly drift back closer to the coast as it gains more strength. The thing is, it will linger for much of next week. This goes beyond just the Labor Day Weekend, but through the work week. So the National Hurricane Center has issued Tropical Storm Warnings up the Delmarva and New Jersey coast with the timeline, until further notice.
At 5 PM Friday
- Winds = 50 mph
- Located 30 WNW of Charlestown, SC
- Moving NE at 20 mph
Numerous computer models show Hermine stalling or wandering off of the Mid Atlantic coast for at least three days. At that point, there will be warm water to supply the fuel, but it might lose its tropical characteristics, while still producing winds 50 to 70 mph. There will be direct flooding and beach erosion. Tides will not be able to flow out, so water will pile up the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and Hudson Rivers to add to inland flooding. Check out the GFS Model projection, and see more notes below.