Can We PLEASE Stop With the Irene Hysteria?
Irene is weakening. It is NOT going to be a Cat Four Godzilla reeking havoc on the East Coast.
INIT 24/0900Z 21.6N 72.9W 95 KT 110 MPH
INIT 24/1500Z 22.4N 73.9W 100 KT 115 MPH
INIT 24/2100Z 23.1N 74.7W 105 KT 120 MPH
INIT 25/0300Z 23.8N 75.4W 105 KT 120 MPH
INIT 25/0900Z 24.6N 76.2W 100 KT 115 MPH
INIT 25/1500Z 25.9N 76.8W 100 KT 115 MPH
INIT 25/2100Z 27.0N 77.3W 100 KT 115 MPH
INIT 26/0300Z 28.3N 77.3W 100 KT 115 MPH
INIT 26/0900Z 29.3N 77.2W 95 KT 110 MPH
INIT 26/1500Z 30.7N 77.3W 90 KT 105 MPH
12H 27/0000Z 32.2N 77.1W 90 KT 105 MPH
24H 27/1200Z 34.4N 76.6W 90 KT 105 MPH
36H 28/0000Z 36.7N 75.6W 85 KT 100 MPH
48H 28/1200Z 39.5N 74.1W 75 KT 85 MPH
72H 29/1200Z 47.5N 68.8W 55 KT 65 MPH…INLAND
96H 30/1200Z 55.5N 57.0W 40 KT 45 MPH…POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
120H 31/1200Z 59.0N 38.0W 40 KT 45 MPH…POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
Yeah, so it will be a Big Storm, Cat Two, packing dangerous winds over 100mph, with a surge along the coast. Do get clear. Take precautions as necessary.
But to hear the breathless bloviating from “experts”… exaggeration and panic never help.