How about those winds on Friday night and Saturday and even now on Sunday?
Sunshine is great…but wind gusts to 40 mph aren’t.
Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning near Cape Lookout in North Carolina. It is still a Cat 1 storm as it moves up the coast. Heavy rain in Delaware before 10:30 and that is going to be increasing and moving north.
As of 5 o’clock this morning, Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a Category 2 storm with winds averaging 110 mph. This is a very large storm, with tropical storm force winds extending almost 300 miles from the storm’s center, and the outer bands of showers were reaching eastern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas Friday morning.
A mandatory evacuation of Cape May County’s barrier islands began Thursday afternoon, and an evacuation of the rest of the county’s residents was ordered for 8 a.m. Friday.
Three days out from Irene’s arrival in the Delaware Valley, we currently have a track that is pretty much a worst-case scenario for the region.
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A strong storm system that is blanketing the region is expected to drop several inches of rain and bring gusty winds late Thursday night into Friday.