[Friday Morning] Hurricane Matthew Remains Offshore, but Life-Threatening Flooding a Major Concern for Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas
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Very useful and helpful for his layman. Thank you for doing this!
Okay, good job young man from start to almost finish on Hurricane Matthew briefings!! FL. dodged a Major Bullet with Hurricane veering off previous Hurricane Center track by about 50 or 60 miles. Yes, I concur storm surge is now major threat as I mentioned late yesterday evening. Look for continued weakening of system. The worst is now over for FL, with flooding threat ahead for GA, and Carolinas (the soft underbelly of the continent).
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
You do this SO WELL!
Best coverage of Hurrican Matthew! The whole region should be getting their info from you.
The buoy 20 knot mi offshore of Cape Canaveral reported 30 foot waves as the eye approached then stopped reporting. Huge waves, possibly greater than 30 feet will move towards South Carolina as a captured fetch as Matthew moves north. Even if the storm weakens, huge waves have already been generated.
Barrier islands from Georgia to Cape Fear, NC will be pounded by huge waves. Depending on the tides these waves will ride in with the storm surge. Where the surge and the tides combine, the waves will wash over the islands smashing what ever is in their way.
Much of the storm surge is already set in motion by the leading edge of Matthew. South and central Florida didn’t get the force of the leading edge of the storm. South Carolina will. Water, not wind, is the major threat now.
And thanks again, Levi, for all the great tools you have given us on this web site. I have used them to help inform folks over at Dailykos.
The Hurricane Hunters are using your graphics on their Facebook page. Cool.
I have only been introduced to your website for about the last week or maybe a bit longer. Let me say how impressed I am about your knowledge, understanding of the storm structures and your presentation. I live in the Maritime provinces of Canada so I was watching to see the potential impact to us earlier when the spaghetti forecasts showed Mathew staying along the Eastern Seaboard. I am wondering about the latest NOAA Water Vapor loop shows something building to the southwest of Mathew, and seems to be building fast, moving toward the recent storm track. It looks like this might impact Mathew as it turns south and west. Maybe you could talk a little bit about this on your next video. As well, as Mathew turns back toward the Bahamas won’t it be encountering warmer deeper water which could cause it to strengthen yet again? Thats what happened on it’s way north so I am wondering why it would not react the same coming south. Just a thought from a very amateur weather watcher. Thanks again for your wonderful updates, I am really hoping people in the affected areas know about this page and are listening to you for excellent advice.
How much influence, if any, did the Gulf Stream have on Matthew’s track? Please explain…
Thanks Levi! I got lucky and avoided any impacts in Port Saint Lucie. My old house had a pine tree come down. One big win was I was able to convince some friends that live in Neptune Beach, FL on a tidal canal to evacuate at the last minute. They were going to ride it out. I now have a friend in Little River, SC. They are not in mandatory evac. It is zone B and they are a few miles in from that. His family evacuated but he has 90 yo dad that is difficult to move. He is riding out with him. Should he go? I know these are not your Decisions to make and I am sorry to even ask. But just an opinion please
We got another update comin?
Levi!! Where are you?? We’re in Wilmington,NC and really hoping to see and update from you this morning! You do such a FANTASTIC job!! Hope you are safe and sound!
Leslie, in addition to being as good as he is about keeping us all informed, he is also in the path of many of these rascals. It’s possible Levi is sitting at home without power for the time being.
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