Hurricane Florence update — 9:00 PM, Tuesday, Sep 11

Hurricane Florence update as of 9:00 PM, Tuesday, Sep 11.

Latest projections are fairly good news for us as it appears Florence may turn westward upon making landfall, which will move the worst of the storm well away from us.  Still, we expect a lot of rain and fairly high winds beginning Thursday.

All maps shown below are from the National Hurricane Center.

Here is the latest track for Hurricane Florence from the National Hurricane Center.  This track shows the storm will veer slightly south and head almost due west after making landfall — which is good news for us.

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This map of rainfall potential shows our neighborhood in the 4-6 inch rainfall band.

[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This map indicates we have only a 30% chance of experiencing tropical storm force winds (39 – 73 MPH).[Image of probabilities of 34-kt winds]

Finally, this is the current weather forecast for Heathsville VA for the period Wednesday, Sep 12, through Monday, Sep 17.

The columns are:  Date; General forecast for the day;  Hi/Lo temp; Chance of precipitation; Sustained wind speed and direction from which the wind is coming; Average humidity

Wed

SEP 12

AM Thunderstorms
84° 73°
40%
E 6 mph 82%

Thu

SEP 13

Thunderstorms
81° 74°
90%
ENE 12 mph 89%

Fri

SEP 14

Thunderstorms
79° 73°
100%
ENE 17 mph 89%

Sat

SEP 15

Showers
78° 72°
60%
ENE 19 mph 91%

Sun

SEP 16

Showers
79° 73°
70%
E 13 mph 90%

Mon

SEP 17

AM Showers
82° 72°
60%
SE 11 mph 84%