Florence: Dangerous Storm Could Effect East Coast This Week

Hurricane Florence Update | NHC Forecast Cone

11PM Eastern Time forecast track from National Hurricane Center for September 9, 2018

Hurricane Florence is a storm we’ve been watching for a few days now… as we’ve seen models jump back and forth we advised caution and keeping an eye on this storm. It also wasn’t a bad idea to make preparations for this storm whether it be preparing to evacuate or to go to the store and get necessary supplies.

Sadly, it is looking more and more likely that Florence will impact the East coast of the U.S. between South and North Carolina. This storm is anticipated to undergo rapid intensification late Sunday and through Monday and Tuesday, current landfall projections are as a Category 4 storm.


Hurricane Florence Update | Spaghetti Models

Hurricane Florence model track plots as of 11PM Eastern Time on September 9, 2018

There are a few models that still take Florence back out to sea, but we’ve seen a lot more agreement on tracks taking the storm into the East Coast of the U.S. and especially in and around the Carolinas.

Our Advice

Although not Colorado weather related, we urge folks with friend and family in these areas to keep in touch with those folks. Urge them to prepare for this storm if they haven’t yet… if this storm landfalls as a Category 4 it will be very significant.

There are still slight chances the track shifts or the storm goes back out to sea but the models predicting that are becoming fewer and fewer.



Please feel free to share the above resources with friends and family… all are from the National Hurricane Center so they are reliable information.

We’ll keep an eye on the storm and pass any updates along this week!

John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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