Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

While one stated: 'It takes a massive hurricane and a national weather services's poorly designed graphics to unite the smartasses of America.

That's more than eight stories tall, for reference.

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

ESRI created a tracker to estimate just how many people would be affected by the storm's path given key demographic data from the area inside the error cone. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area, also beginning late this morning.

The governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency after forecasts showed Hurricane Florence possibly taking a south-west turn.

The storm was more than 400 miles off the coast Wednesday, and had winds in the 125 mph range, the National Hurricane Center reported. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 13, 2018, due the presence of Subtropical Storm Joyce (previously referred to as Invest 96L) over the Atlantic Ocean.

A considerable portion of east coast residents are preparing for or evacuating from the category 2 hurricane to make landfall.

The path of Hurricane Florence is still set squarely on the Carolinas, but early Wednesday it shifted south and west, encompassing more of SC and western North Carolina.

"According to the IPMA's forecast, it is likely that the western islands [Flores and Corvo] should begin to feel the effects of the storm from Saturday afternoon".

Subtropical Storm Joyce has maximum sustained winds of near 45 miles per hour (75 km/h) with higher gusts.

That is causing the so called "cone of uncertainty" to expand. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area on Thursday.

Florence is projected to weaken to a Tropical Storm by early Saturday before weakening to a Tropical Depression by Sunday near northern GA.

At that time, Isaac will be a strong tropical storm with top winds of 60 miles per hour.

"We do not anticipate experiencing any tropical storm or hurricane force winds, but we could experience rain and will be placed under a flash flood watch", said Governor Kenneth Mapp in a release issued late Thursday.

Water could reach as high as 4 feet from Edisto Beach to the South Santee River. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large waves.

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