- Oct 23, 2011
- Reaction score
- East Texas
No, not that Flo.
Already a Cat1 hurricane, Florence will be a Cat4 storm by late Tuesday and is anticipated to remain at Cat 4 right up until landfall late Thursday afternoon, probably somewhere along one of the Carolina coasts assuming the models are accurate. Cat4 wind=130-156 mph or 113-136 kts.
Hurricane Florence is centered near 24.4n 56.3w at 09/1500 UTC or
650 nm se of Bermuda moving W at 5 kt. Estimated minimum central
pressure is 984 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 65 kt (75mph) with
gusts to 80 kt (93mph) . Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic
Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and
approach the southeastern U.S. Coast on Thursday. Florence is
forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday, and
is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane