NC Outer Banks preps for Maria; storm regains strength, becomes hurricane again

03 October, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Warm until late week, Hurricane Maria stays offshore

The hurricane center thinks that Maria will then turn more to the north by late Saturday, and that path would keep it away from the continental U.S.

The hurricane center said forecast models are in agreement over this path initially but diverge a bit after Day 3. But that's not the case for a third system, which is a tropical wave in the northwest Caribbean. The storm eventually stalled south of the New England coast and became a post tropical cyclone September 21.

Storm surge flooding is a strong possibility, especially along the Outer Banks as Maria's slow movement will result in several hours of onshore flow.

Although all warnings have been dropped for the East Coast, forecasters said waves stirred up by Maria will pose a threat of rip currents and risky surf along beaches for the next day or two.

Klotzbach said Lee becoming a major hurricane doesn't mean much for the rest of the season as far as number or strength of storms.


Residents after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

The storm is about 160 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras.

Officials expected conditions to improve quickly Thursday on the Outer Banks as Maria raced east, so schools could reopen, sand could be removed from roads and the ferries that provide access to Ocracoke Island can begin running again.

Conditions appear favorable for it to develop, at least until early next week, forecasters said. This is time period when tropical-storm force winds and perhaps hurricane-force gusts, heavy rain, and coastal flooding are most likely.

Recommended:

  • Spanish police seal off Catalan polling stations

    Spanish police seal off Catalan polling stations

    Robert said he'd much rather live in a place allows the democratic right to vote than one that doesn't. Catalonia joined the rest of Spain in endorsing the written constitution with a referendum in 1978.
    Maria likely to become tropical storm Tuesday night or Wednesday: NHC

    Maria likely to become tropical storm Tuesday night or Wednesday: NHC

    The tropical storm force winds are likely to reach west into a portion of eastern North Carolina, but will not make landfall. The US National Weather Service said Tuesday the storm's strength is expected to gradually weaken as it continues northward.
    Tremor detected near North Korea weapon test site

    Tremor detected near North Korea weapon test site

    Vessels and aircraft that have visited North Korea in the past 180 days are prohibited from entering USA under the new sanctions . Western Intelligence services blamed the 2014 attack against Sony on North Korea's spy agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau.
  • Federation Internationale de Football Association  set to call ceasefire with poppy pushers

    Federation Internationale de Football Association set to call ceasefire with poppy pushers

    The German football association is understood to have no objections over England players wearing the poppy, The Guardian reported. The new law is expected to be passed by November's global games played during the Remembrance weekend when people don Poppies.
    1 dead, 7 victims hurt in church shooting

    1 dead, 7 victims hurt in church shooting

    The vigil will be held at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, which is located at 3890 Pin Hook Road, beginning at 7 p.m. Smith's daughter, Breanna, 19, said before her mother left the house, she tapped on the window to wave goodbye.
    Rafa Benitez brushes off suggestions of top-four Newcastle United finish

    Rafa Benitez brushes off suggestions of top-four Newcastle United finish

    Their fans will be full of confidence and looking for another win but Brighton make it hard for opponents at the Amex. Newcastle squeezed past Albion in the title race and at the Amex in February, coming from behind late-on to win 2-1.
  • Trevor Noah: Trump Has Disrespected the Country More Than Any NFL Player

    Trevor Noah: Trump Has Disrespected the Country More Than Any NFL Player

    "That's the whole thing that they're protesting in the first place!" That was unnecessary. Can't quite condemn neo-Nazis, overwhelmingly condemns black protesters...
    'We don't have the votes': GOP ditches latest health care effort

    'We don't have the votes': GOP ditches latest health care effort

    Minority Leader Chuck Schumer later said the reason the latest plan failed was because "millions of Americans didn't want it". Murkowski has been seen as pivotal to the fate of Graham-Cassidy, because she helped block a repeal bill this summer.
    Arsenal Can Be Proud of Kieran Gibbs Says Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal Can Be Proud of Kieran Gibbs Says Arsene Wenger

    While at Manchester City, Barry played 132 games and made a further 131 appearances across his two spells at Everton . "No. Paul Ince is backing Arsenal to ease to an easy win over West Brom at The Emirates on Monday night.
  • How Myanmar expelled the majority of its Rohingya

    How Myanmar expelled the majority of its Rohingya

    IOM said rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, child marriage and other forms of gender-based violence have been identified . Images and reports from journalists confirm many villages have been razed.
    Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

    Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

    Sharif, a prominent Saudi activist born in the holy city of Mecca, is among the many women who had taken the driving ban head on. But Nauert isn't commenting on whether Saudi Arabia still needs to do more to ensure full rights for its female citizens.
    Free betting tips for Monday's game between Arsenal and West Brom

    Free betting tips for Monday's game between Arsenal and West Brom

    It is probably nothing more than a coincidence that Arsenal and Chelsea played in the Premier League recently nearly an exact year from what many people see as the turning point in last seasonĀ“s race to the EPL title.


Popular

OJ Simpson's Prison Release Date Is Almost Here
Scotto said he spoke to Simplson recently and knows the former TV pitchman and actor is ready to resume his life on the outside. Bondi wrote a letter to the Florida Department of Corrections noting Simpson requested permission to relocate to Florida.

Romelu Lukaku equals Manchester United record with goal vs Crystal Palace
To overtake City, United have to beat the Eagles as City will be playing against the defending champions Chelsea in this round. It's little wonder we're six games in and Palace still don't have a league goal to their name yet so far this season.

Whole Foods Admits Data Breach
In June, in a move that shocked the $800 billion supermarket industry, Amazon.com announced that it would be buying Whole Foods. Not much is known about the possible breach at this time, aside from the fact that it affects payment cards .

Man nobody has ever heard of is the new leader of Ukip
Nigel Farage has told LBC Ukip has been given "hope" after the party elected Henry Bolton as its new leader. Mr Farage today tweeted that he was "delighted", adding that Mr Bolton is "a man of real substance".

Rockfall Kills 1 Person At Yosemite National Park
He estimates 30 or more climbers were on the wall at the time, but he could not confirm injuries or the size of the rock fall. It was not clear whether the two victims were climbers or tourists at the site during the height of the climbing season.

Dele Alli in England squad despite risk of Federation Internationale de Football Association ban
Nathaniel Chalobah, Danny Welbeck and Tom Heaton - all members of the last squad - also miss out through injury. There is no place in the squad for Leicester City striker Vardy, who is reportedly nursing a hip problem.

Supreme Court again will consider mandatory fees to public-employee unions
Arguments in the case are likely to take place in early 2018, with a decision expected before the June adjournment of the court. Since Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court this year, the Janus case presents another chance for the court to consider Abood .

When will Uber stop operating in London?
Uber could remain on London's streets for more than a year - despite being banned by the capital's transport body last week. A petition launched Friday by Uber to ask TfL to renew his license had collected 750,000 signatures Monday around 1 pm.

Abe to dissolve lower house Thurs. for general election
According to officials with the knowledge of Abe's ruling coalition's plan, the general elections will be set for October 22. Abe said the time for talking with North Korea is over because the Hermit Kingdom's leaders do not operate in good faith.

Millions could be left uninsured under Obamacare repeal
Given unified Democratic opposition, Republicans can only afford two defections and still reach the 50-vote threshold. McCain says he isn't voting in favor of the bill sponsored by Sens.