Hermine continued its east-northeastward track overnight, bringing it to the eastern side of the NHC’s ‘cone of uncertainty’. Although the effects from Hermine along the coast will be less significant for large swaths of The Mid Atlantic and southwestern New England, Hermine still poses a threat to life and property.
Labor Day Weekend is normally a time when people go to the beaches to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, but rip currents, high waves, and high winds from Atlantic City to Boston may put a damper on your plans. Along with this, expect there to be wind gusts high enough to bring down some large branches and trees, especially on Monday, bringing up the potential for some spotty power outages.
For more information on Hermine, visit our Tropical Cyclones page and check for official information at hurricanes.gov and weather.gov.
January 23, 2016 Update:
THE TRACK FOR THIS BLIZZARD HAS SHIFTED NORTH. LOCATIONS IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT ARE NOW UNDER BLIZZARD AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS.
In locations across the New York City Metro Area, the snow has already started to accumulate. The National Weather Service is now calling for a foot or more in most of the Metro Area. Expect an additional foot or more of snow with some brief bursts of thunder snow throughout the day starting at 7 am.
The storm has the potential to create extremely dangerous road conditions at times today even in areas not specified under Blizzard Warnings.
There is the potential for widespread power outages across the Tri-State area.
Before making any decisions regarding the weather. Visit weather.gov.
Over the past two days, Weather 360 has been monitoring the development of newly formed Tropical Depression Eleven (soon to be Tropical Storm Joaquin.) Over the past 24 hours though, somewhat ludicrous information has been streaming out from many of the well regarded computer models. This information includes that of a named Tropical Storm or potentially Hurricane, impacting the New England Coastline later this week and into the weekend.
Tropical Depression Eleven is currently moving west at 5 MPH, and is expected to make a sharp northerly turn over the next 48 hours towards the East Coast. The current pressure is already 1003 Millibars, well ahead of the expected pressure and has sustained winds of 35 MPH with surface gusts reaching upwards of 40 MPH. The storm is located north and east of The Bahamas and may threaten the following locations with Tropical Storm force or above winds: Bermuda, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachussetts, and potentially New Hampshire, and Maine.
The Computer Models:
At the moment, many of the different computer models are suggesting pretty much what the NHC track as of 5:00 PM EDT/AST suggests, a sharp turn to the north and potentially a re-curve to the west straight into locations such as New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
Please consult the National Hurricane Center and your emergency management office over the next few days as this becomes more and more certain to make your plan.