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After Irene – Watching Katia?

Hello and happy Monday everyone, hope all is well on this August 29th. We’re finally waving goodbye to Irene, some are saying good riddance as heavy winds and rains plowed along the Eastern Seaboard this weekend. Irene became the first hurricane to make a U.S. landfall since Ike in September of 2008. In fact, Irene made 3 landfalls:

Hurricane IRENE from Space

See the entire IRENE loop HERE:

1st Landfall – Cape Lookout, NC at 7:30AM Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane with winds at 85mph

2nd Landfall – Little Egg Inlet, NJ at 5:35AM Sunday as a Category 1 hurricane with winds at 75mph

3rd Landfall – New York, NY at 9AM Sunday as a Tropical Storm with winds at 65mph

Aftermath – Here’s the latest around midday Monday:

-At least 31 deaths are related to Irene – Here’s the link

-There were up to 4 million without power – Here’s the link

-Nearly 12,000 flights cancelled over the weekend – Here’s the link

-Heavy rain – reports of up to nearly 1 1/2 feet:

Here area some of the Reports:

...CONNECTICUT...
NEW HARTFORD                        10.15
BURLINGTON                           8.70                      
EAST HARTFORD                        8.18                      
MONROE                               7.40                      
DANBURY                              6.72                      
OXFORD                               6.69                      
WEST HAVEN                           6.00                      
GREENWICH                            6.00
NEW HAVEN                            3.34

...DELAWARE...
ELLENDALE                           10.43                      
SMYRNA 3 SSE                        10.28
ADAMSVILLE                          10.00                      
VIOLA                                9.64
MILFORD                              9.26                      
DOVER                                8.79                      
HARRINGTON                           8.75                      
GUMBORO                              8.62                      
TOWNSEND                             8.34                      
WILMINGTON AIRPORT                   6.94                    

...MAINE...
BAXTER ST PARK                       9.91
PHILLIPS                             6.34                      
ANDOVER                              6.20 
MILLINOCKET                          4.00 

...MARYLAND...
PLUM POINT 3 WSW                    12.96                      
OCEAN CITY                          12.09
LEONARDTOWN 1 NE                    13.35
EASTON 2 SE                         11.80                      
HICKMAN                             10.50                      
RIDGE 1 N                           11.03
CALIFORNIA 2 W                      10.31                      
PATUXENT RIVER                       8.15                      
FEDERALSBURG                         8.00                      
DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE 1 SSE             2.85

...MASSACHUSETTS...
SAVOY                                9.10                      
WESTHAMPTON 2 SW
SHELBURNE FALLS                      8.50                      
TOLLAND                              7.90                      
HEATH                                7.70                      
GOSHEN                               7.50                      
MILFORD 2 NNW                        6.93
WEST SPRINGFIELD                     2.45

...NEW HAMPSHIRE...
PINKHAM NOTCH                        7.33
SANDWICH                             6.09                      
WASHINGTON                           6.00                      
NORTH WEARE                          5.37  

...NEW JERSEY...
FREEHOLD TWP 1 WNW                  11.27
LITTL FALLS TWP 1 WNW               10.71
STOCKTON                            10.32                      
WAYNE                               10.20                      
ORANGE                               9.96                      
PETERSBURG 1 NNE                     9.52                      
NEWARK AIRPORT                       8.92                      
TETERBORO                            8.22                      
TRENTON                              5.00
ATLANTIC CITY                        4.56                      

...NEW YORK...
EAST DURHAM                         13.30
EAST JEWETT                         12.22
MONROE 2 SE                         11.79
TUXEDO PARK                         11.48                      
HARRIMAN                            10.45                      
SUMMIT                               8.88                      
LIVINGSTON                           8.26                      
HUDSON                               7.05                      
NYC CENTRAL PARK                     6.87                      
NWS ALBANY                           5.85

...NORTH CAROLINA...
JACKSONVILLE 2 E                    20.00
BUNYAN                              15.66                      
NEW BERN                            14.79                      
WILLIAMSTON                         14.27                      
WASHINGTON                          13.11                      
GREENVILLE                          12.32                      
CROATAN FOREST                      11.13                      
HAVELOCK                            10.70                      
HOLLY SHELTER                        8.26                      
WILMINGTON                           7.60                      

...PENNSYLVANIA...
LAFAYETTE                            8.82                      
FORKS TWP                            8.53                      
GOULDSBORO                           8.00
EXTON                                7.83                      
WEST CHESTER                         7.46                      
SPRINGTOWN                           7.26                      
ASTON TWP                            6.79                      
KING OF PRUSSIA                      6.71                      
MORGANTOWN                           6.21                      
PHILADELPHIA CENTER                  5.73                      

...RHODE ISLAND...
WARREN                               5.37                      

...VERMONT...
MENDON                              11.23
WALDEN                               7.60                      
RANDOLPH CENTER                      7.15                      
LUDLOW                               6.61                      
WOODFORD                             7.15                   
WARREN                               5.75                      
CHELSEA                              5.25                      

...VIRGINIA...
VIRGINIA BEACH 9 WNW                20.40
SUFFOLK                             11.04                      
NEWLAND                             10.50                      
WAKEFIELD                            9.25                      
NORFOLK                              8.73                      
WILLIAMSBURG                         8.21                      
PORTSMOUTH                           7.82                      
GWYNNS ISLAND                        7.27                      
NEWPORT NEWS                         6.23 
RICHMOND INTL ARPT                   4.73
REAGAN NATIONAL APT                  3.74

 

So Long Irene… Hello Katia?

As we say goodbye to Irene, we may be saying hello to Katia… Tropical Depression 12 has developed and is forecast to become Katia

Forecast Track For Tropical Depression #12

This is the latest forecast track for Tropical Depression #12, who is likely to become Katia later today or early Tuesday and possibly a hurricane by AM Thursday

Thanks for checking in on this Monday, have a good rest of your week!

Meteorologist Todd Nelson

 

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