HERMINE ENDS FLORIDA’S HURRICANE DROUGHT, TORMENTS EAST COAST

Written by on September 2, 2016 in Summer 2016, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments

Hurricane Hermine made landfall overnight just east of St Mark’s, FL as an 80 mph storm. This was Florida’s first in a record 11 year stretch of hurricane drought. While Hermine may have only been a Category 1, this system packed a punch producing significant storm surge flooding and damage along the coast and created a record storm surge at Cedar Key.

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Scene from Clearwater Beach today.

Credit: Cj Bauer

Credit: Cj Bauer

Credit: weather.com

Credit: weather.com

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Despite being inland, Hermine is holding it’s own by maintaining sustained winds of 50 mph and dumping a lot of rain. The system is hammering the Georgia and Carolina beaches and poses a significant threat along the Mid-Atlantic coast as the system re-emerges out over the warm Atlantic and is likely to regenerate.

NHC sees this thing regaining hurricane status off Virginia.

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The big problem may come when the system gets trapped beneath a building high to the north. This means a multiday wind, rain and battering wave event.

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A serious situation.

Credit: WxBell

Credit: WxBell

Credit: WxBell

Credit: WxBell

Credit: WxBell

Credit: WxBell

Credit: WxBell

Credit: WxBell

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Credit: weather.com

20-30ft waves expected on the beaches!

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Credit: weather.com

NEXT UPDATE SUNDAY!

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