02 September 2010

Earl Update and Labor Day weekend


Since we are in the middle of a few days of warm weather and I am sitting at my home computer in AC, I think we can look forward to a nice weekend in the Northeast. Temperatures are expected to be in the 70s and I will be able to venture outside to do some needed yard work.

Oh yeah, folks might get hammered with a category 4 hurricane today and tomorrow. When you hear the phrase "category (number)" storm, what does that really mean?

See this link for information:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshws.shtml

So even if the Hurricane is "only" a three, it could mean:
Category Three Hurricane (Sustained winds 111-130 mph, 96-113 kt, or 178-209 km/hr).
Devastating damage will occur

Talk about dampening the family fun this weekend.

The image is from http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5-daynl?large#contents

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