Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Prompts Hazardous Weather Outlook In Brooklyn, New York City- UPDATE

UPDATED: Saturday, August 27 here

UPDATED: Friday, August 26:

As Hurricane Irene heads towards The East Coast, the National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Brooklyn, New York City and the surrounding areas.

According to NOAA as of Friday morning:


IMPACTS FROM HURRICANE IRENE ARE LIKELY FROM SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. CONDITIONS ARE THEN LIKELY TO RAPIDLY DETERIORATE IN TORRENTIAL RAIN AND STRENGTHENING WINDS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

THE WORST CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH INCREASING POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS...FLOODING RAINS...AND SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION.

DEPENDING ON THE TRACK...INTENSITY AND TIMING OF THE HURRICANE...A DANGEROUS AND POSSIBLY LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE COULD OCCUR LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY EVENING.

ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM THIS SYSTEM COULD BE SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION...WHICH COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS FRIDAY NIGHT AS LARGE SWELLS FROM IRENE BEGIN TO ARRIVE.

SIGNIFICANT AND WIDESPREAD URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING WILL ALSO BE AN ISSUE. AS A RESULT A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA.

NOW IS THE TIME TO REVIEW YOUR HURRICANE PLAN.
BE READY TO EVACUATE IF NECESSARY.

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Storm Surge Updates Here

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Tuesday, August 23
Irene is presently a Category 2 hurricane near the Bahamas, but is expected to increase to Category 3 shortly. While the timing is uncertain this far in advance, the impacts of the storm could begin hitting this area on Saturday, according to NOAA.
From NOAA:
IMPACTS FROM TROPICAL SYSTEM IRENE ARE POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEKEND AND FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK. THE TIMING IS UNCERTAIN...BUT IMPACTS COULD BEGIN STARTING ON SATURDAY. HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

ADDITIONAL IMPACTS FROM THIS SYSTEM COULD BE SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION...HIGH SURF WITH DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS...AND COASTAL FLOODING.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that Irene "could reach Category 3 as early as Tuesday and possibly become a monster Category 4 storm within 72 hours."

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1 comment:

seaandskyny.com said...

Nice info! I am a scientist who is studying NYC-region storm surges. Check my blog posts out at:

http://SeaAndSkyNY.com

This one has shades of the 1821 hurricane that was the worst we've ever had ... though it's very unlikely to be a repeat performance. We still have a week for it to veer away or to weaken.