Long range tracking of Irene has the Carolinas as a landfall point, then New York
|Published on August 22, 2011 6:10 am PT
– By Jim Duran – Writer
– Article Editor and Approved – Warren Miller
(TheWeatherSpace.com) — Confidence is growing stronger on a landfall point with Hurricane Irene as it leaves Puerto Rico.
It was around this time where TheWeatherSpace.com Senior Meteorologist Kevin Martin went for where Hurricane Earl would be, closer to the North Carolina coast than models had shown.
Now, Martin has released his long range track given where Irene is now and says this is going to be a Major Hurricane.
“The storm will be deadly, likely hitting between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina before heading inland across North Carolina and then hitting Long Island, New York down the line,” said Martin. “The storm is finding a weakness in the ridge with the trough in the area and this is why I am giving it such a sharp northward turn.”
If Martin’s track is correct, Hurricane Irene will be similar to Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Everyone in the Bahamas needs to prepare now for Hurricane conditions as well as up the Southeastern U.S. coast.
The system will affect more than the coast, it should have Hurricane force winds inland as well when it hits land. Martin’s path brings this to New York as a dying, but still strong storm system.