83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

Marsha Scott
September 15, 2018

Tropical Storm Issac was one of four weather systems rolling across the Atlantic Thursday, including the unsafe category 2 Hurricane Florence, which was packing winds of nearly 100mph as it headed towards the Carolinas on the east coast of the United States.

For its part, the tropical storm Helene, located southwest of the Portuguese Azores, has tilted its course to the north and must be maintained with a similar course and speed of translation over the waters of the eastern Atlantic.

9/12/18 2 p.m.: Greater chance of tropical storm force wind speeds across Midlands with highest chances (60%-80%) in the eastern Midlands and Pee Dee region in SC.

As of Tuesday evening, this storm is a Category Four and is expected to remain strong as it heads towards the coast of North Carolina.

Tropical Storm Isaac, which passed between the Caribbean island nations of Dominica and Martinique late Wednesday and early Thursday, is now moving nearly due west across the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Some fluctuation in wind speeds are expected, and weakening forecast Thursday, but it's still expected to be a fierce storm triggering risky flooding.

The government of the Netherlands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Saba and St. Eustatius. The storm is packing top winds of 70 miles per hour while tracking to the west at 17 miles per hour.

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11 AM 9/12 FLORENCE UPDATE: Not much change in the strength or expected track of Florence. Tropical storm wind conditions are possible within this area by late Saturday, says the NHC. "Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of Isaac".

At least 800 flights have been cancelled or grounded due to the storm's expected landfall, CNN reported. It is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour, according to the NHC's update at 11 a.m. Sept 12. We're talking about hurricanes and storms, obviously.

Florence's slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.

"We are completely ready for hurricane Florence, as the storm gets even larger and more powerful".

Chris Landsea, chief of the analysis and forecast branch, told the Associated Press that such waves are entirely possible within the storm, but there's also a chance "radar misinterpreted rain as an 83-foot wave". The storm had also picked up considerable speed and was racing west at 21 miles per hour toward the Lesser Antilles.

All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well.

Storm Helene is heading towards the UK from the Atlantic and is separate from Hurricaine Florence, which is starting to hit the eastern United States.

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