As of 11:00 PM Hurricane Earl was centered about 115 miles SSE of Cape Hatteras, NC. Maximum sustained winds have dropped to 105 mph gusting to 125 mph making Earl a category 2 hurricane. Earl is now moving NNE at 18 mph. Satellite imagery shows Earl to be much more ragged than it was earlier in the day and should continue to weaken as it pushes north. Tropical storm force winds will impact the outer banks of North Carolina but hurricane force winds should remain offshore. Wave heights will increase overnight and heavy rain is expected to continue until Friday afternoon. Rainfall totals of 4-7” are possible along the NC coast while Long Island and coastal New England will see totals in the 3-6” range.
Be sure to check out the very latest on Hurricane Earl. Just click on this Hurricane Tracker link.
Photographed by an Expedition 24 crew member on the International Space Station.
NASA has some amazing photos of Earl, to see more just click on the above picture of Hurricane Earl.
Now for the Governor's Cup Forecast... A cold front will be pushing through Kentuckiana Friday morning with a few scattered showers and storms. The front slides south by the afternoon and will be replace by a cool northwesterly flow and high pressure, setting the stage for perfect weather this Saturday!