Posted by Bret B on October 8, 2011, 7:31 pm
Jova became a hurricane this afternoon, pretty much as predicted. The shape of the predicted track has been changing the last 2 days, but the landfall point is still right near here plus/minus about 180 miles. The NHC calls for a low Cat. 3 intensity (115 MPH winds in the eye wall) at landfall. Its forward speed has slowed down, and now landfall is delayed until Tuesday afternoon. |
There are still no coastal watches or warnings in effect yet, but you may want to keep a close eye on this and make your preparations accordingly.
Jova is a moderately wide storm and is predicted to have tropical storm force winds (55-73 MPH) extending out about 130 miles from the center at landfall. So even if the center misses us by 100 miles, we'd probably still get some noticable winds and rains. Also, that means its effects may reach us well before the landfall of the eye (several hours?)
More updates tomorrow...
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