National Hurricane Center
Bermuda has the best chance of getting clobbered.
I don't think the weed whacker scenario is all that likely. Landfall tends to rip apart hurricanes. It would be like running your trimmer against a chain link fence.
As the remnants of Tropical Storm Claudette headed inland over Alabama, Bill’s maximum sustained winds increased to about 90 miles (145 kilometers) an hour just before 11 a.m. Miami time, from 75 mph six hours earlier, the Center said on its Web site. The NHC projects that Bill’s winds will reach at least 111 mph, becoming a major hurricane, by the day after tomorrow, and that the storm will reach southwest of Bermuda this weekend.
Hurricane storm surge causes approximately 90% of all storm deaths and injuries and much of the damage, therefore it is important for residents of Long Island, New York to be aware of the areas that will be affected by the storm surge. The southern shore of Long Island is most vulnerable to storm surge inundation because hurricane landfall will first occur there and the low elevation will allow sea water to move well inland.Quote has been trimmed
See the effects of storm surge from Camille,
a 1969 Category 5 hurricane in Louisiana
The height of maximum storm surge is a function of storm strength, location of eye landfall, tidal time of landfall, elevation, and speed of storm. The image below represents Long Island and the NY City metro region as they would be affected by storm surge from various strength hurricanes. The image is from the New York State Emergency Management Office GIS software that uses historical storm data and regional topography to...
Hurricane Bill has apparently become a catagory 4 storm with winds of 135 mph. Bermuda is in it's path at the moment. We'll see what happens.
Hmmmm....I work Friday to Tuesday (Security Canaport LNG)....my trips out onto the Jetty could get real interesting.......
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