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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 https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Hurricane-Florence-Rapidly-Intensifying-Likely-Hit-North-or-South-Carolina-Thursday


Holy… Florence is a beast. https://twitter.com/weatherdak/status/1039196618287808514

View from International Space Station https://twitter.com/weatherdak/status/1039130947289894915

Kerry Emanuel, Expert on Strong Hurricanes and the Future (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5kWuVHQxfA

Governor Henry McMaster, Statewide Officials Give Tropical Storm Florence Update September 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Y_W2OXbvA

Additional footage via The Weather Channel, CNN, Pixabay

Sound and music by http://epicstockmedia.com


Tropical Tidbit for Thursday Evening, May 24th, 2018

Website: http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/

Please note that these posts do NOT reflect the official forecasts of the National Hurricane Center, and should not be interpreted as such. While tropical storms exist in the Atlantic, official NHC information is available at www.hurricanes.gov. Please refer to the NHC when making decisions, and heed the advisories and evacuation statements of your local National Weather Service Office and emergency management officials.

Levi Cowan creates videos and blogs pertaining to tropical cyclones, primarily hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Posts occasionally concern other, non-tropical weather events around the world. Levi is currently working on his PhD in tropical meteorology at Florida State University, and completed his bachelors degree in applied physics with a concentration in atmospheric physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.