Earl Eyes Hatteras

Major Hurricane Earl continued to move in the direction of the North Carolina Outer Banks as
August turned into September.  The 11:00 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center indicated Earl remains a category 4 hurricane (Saffir-Simpson scale of 1 to 5) with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph.

BULLETIN
HURRICANE EARL ADVISORY NUMBER  27
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL     AL072010
1100 PM AST TUE AUG 31 2010

...POWERFUL HURRICANE EARL CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWESTWARD...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...23.0N 69.9W
ABOUT 130 MI...210 KM NE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 910 MI...1460 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...135 MPH...215 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 INCHES

The forecast track takes Earl toward Cape Hatteras brushing the Outer Banks late Thursday night.  From there the storm is expected to turn northeast and gradually move away from the mid Atlantic coast on Friday.  If the forecast holds, Earl would remain a couple hundred miles away from the beaches of Ocean City on Friday and accelerate away from the mid Atlantic region Friday night into Saturday.

Stay tuned!

Tom Tasselmyer

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