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Thu Aug 27, 2015, 03:15 PM

T.S. Erika looks to be headed toward Florida or the Carolinas

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/tropical-storm-erika-born-in-t/52021729

Should Erika strengthen rapidly, the system could curve along or east of the Atlantic coast of Florida.
How soon Erika makes more of a turn to the northwest and then to the north will determine the extent of impacts in the Bahamas and Florida. If the system survives as far north as Florida, there will be concerns farther north into the Southern states, especially in the Carolinas and perhaps as far west as Louisiana.
There is also the chance the system stalls along the Southeast U.S. coast after negotiating Florida waters.
Which scenario unfolds will depend on the strength of an area of high pressure set to build over the western Atlantic Ocean late this week and into the weekend. This high is the reason for the cooler air pouring into the Northeast late this week.
At this point, the amount of rain, wind and flooding from Erika in Florida and the Bahamas will depend on the exact track and strength of the system this weekend and into early next week.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 04:49 PM

1. Carolina's are often popular places 4 Hurricanes.

Ever been to Cape Hatteras ?

... Or Cape Fear ?

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 05:52 PM

3. No

I have been all up and down the Eastern Seaboard, but never to the Carolina Shore.

During a brief stint back in the early 90's, though I spent basically a year as a South Jersey Beach Bum.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 04:58 PM

2. I live on the Carolina coast...a block from the shore.

We are watching to see what Erica does. We live in a very old house, built in the 1930s, and it's been through a lot of hurricanes, so it can stand just about anything.

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