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Joaquin Is Growing Up

Tropical Storm Joaquin has grown up into a full fledged Hurricane and has decided it wants to visit the US East Coast a little more closely than originally predicted. At least that is what all the models, except the European model, are showing. The center of the cone of possibility is aiming right at Cape Hatteras which would mean a lot of wind and rain coming our way. The current prediction is for land fall sometime early Sunday morning.

Currently the rains from Joaquin are supposed to be adding to our already saturated ground. The concern with that is the trees, as I think I mentioned in an earlier post, falling on power lines. Flash flooding is also a concern and there is a flash flood warning in place for our area from 8 tonight until 8 Saturday night.

I hope the European model turns out to be the right one, though it is an outlier, because it shows Joaquin turning and going out to sea without bothering us overmuch.

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lookatdesktop wrote on September 30, 2015, 6:38 PM

It rotates clockwise and good thing it is going back outward to sea. But, this year has seen less tropical storms and hurricanes than the last couple years I think.

markgraham wrote on September 30, 2015, 6:52 PM

I will keep my fingers crossed that Joaquin does not hit too bad and he dwindles out before he hits.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 30, 2015, 7:32 PM

Our weatherman here in Ohio is watching it also. He too expects it to hit land

lexiconlover wrote on September 30, 2015, 8:05 PM

I have a feeling it's going to make a touchdown. I hope it doesn't create too much destruction.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 30, 2015, 10:02 PM

Strong westerly winds aloft have kept most of the tropical systems from forming into major storms. But Joaquin formed in an odd place and moved southwest toward the Bahamas. Nothing about this storm seems normal.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 30, 2015, 10:04 PM

If it stays on its path toward Hatteras, the Outer Banks will take a shellacking.

bestwriter wrote on September 30, 2015, 10:04 PM

There is little that anyone can predict no matter how technically qualified one is about all these natural calamities. Hoping nothing serious will fall on you people.

MegL wrote on October 1, 2015, 1:13 AM

O dear. I hope you have your emergency supplies box ready, with water, batteries and food etc.

CalmGemini wrote on October 1, 2015, 5:20 AM

In case of flash floods,are you prepared? I do hope at the last moment it changes its direction and goes towards sea.

Feisty56 wrote on October 1, 2015, 12:06 PM

It is an unsettled time of the year weather-wise in many areas. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who will be affected by Joaquin directly or indirectly. Stay safe, please.

WordChazer wrote on October 1, 2015, 3:10 PM

Oops. That is not good. The Outer Banks don't need any more of a shellacking! And neither do you. It's already had the Bahamas for lunch. Last look I took ( was that more of the models are forecasting a twist out to sea.

CoralLevang wrote on October 2, 2015, 4:43 PM

Let's hope that this one doesn't do the damage others have done recently.

I do have to say, though, that when living in Guam, even though scary, there was always an excitement about a storm.

DWDavisRSL wrote on October 2, 2015, 9:18 PM

There is a sense of excitement and anticipation with the coming of a big storm. I'm just glad this one decided to head out to sea.