Hurricane Earl Sets Its Sights on the Outer Banks, Jersey Shore and NYC
Now that Hurricane Danielle is out of the picture and out of the way of ruining vacations of people in Bermuda, we're tracking the progression of the next big Atlantic storm, one which could possibly do much, much more damage and throw the best-laid summer plans off track. It's Hurricane Earl, and he's coming for more than just the Bahamas; Earl is on course to hit the east coast over this upcoming weekend.
With the Turks and Caicos islands currently under a Hurricane warning, many cruise lines have altered their itineraries away from the Bahamas and the northbound path of the storm. Next up, North Carolina's Outer Banks will be bracing for the onslaught of 120mph winds and more, if Earl keeps it up. Following that, we can expect the Hurricane to hit the Jersey Shore and New York City early Saturday and Cape Code, MA slightly after, when the winds die down to less insane levels of somewhere around 60-70mph. Even though that's still plenty insane.
Yes, New York City does occasionally get hit by hurricanes even though it is rare. The last one, Hurricane Bob in 1991 killed 18 people total along its course and caused tornadoes and tons of coastal erosion. Needless to say, nobody on the east coast in the August of 1991 was having a very great time, and we sincerely hope this isn't the year that brings back those memories.
[Image: The Weather Channel]