Hurricane Florence Rapidly Intensifying may Stall for Days

Our top five models all agree that the trough of low pressure that was expected to turn the hurricane to the north late this week will be too weak to do so, as a strong ridge of high pressure builds over the Mid-Atlantic. This “blocking ridge” is likely to block Florence’s forward progress.

Florence is expected to stall and wander near or over the coast for as many as four days, potentially becoming the “Harvey of the East Coast”, dumping prodigious amounts of rain. If a significant portion of the storm’s circulation remains over water, as occurred last year with Hurricane Harvey’s stall over Southeast Texas—or even if Florence were to move into the higher terrain of western North Carolina and then stall—the rain from Florence may break all-time state records


Holy… Florence is a beast.

View from International Space Station

Kerry Emanuel, Expert on Strong Hurricanes and the Future (2018)

Governor Henry McMaster, Statewide Officials Give Tropical Storm Florence Update September 8

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9 Replies to “Hurricane Florence Rapidly Intensifying may Stall for Days”

  1. “This is looking more and more like a life threatening situation,” National Weather Service warning coordination meteorologist Nick Petro said in a briefing on Florence Sunday. Folks, this is it, big time. Big time storm. Be ready for potentially worse-case scenarios here. To make matters worse, this summer is going into the record books as one of the wettest yet for parts of the East Coast, according to the August 2018 climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  2. I love seeing these storms hit the USA, because climate change doesn’t really exist does it America. You better get ahead of the bullshit your government is doing and change everything, what you do is starting to show. And you will pay the price for your pollution and your attitude.

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