Thursday, September 28, 2017

NOAA: Tropical Storm Maria Projected Path, Spaghetti Models


NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory due to Tropical Storm Maria located over the Atlantic Ocean just off the U.S. east coast.


Tropical Storm Maria Strength

As of 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 28, 2017, Tropical Storm Maria has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 km/h), with higher gusts.

Maria is currently a tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. NHC forecasters say that slight weakening is expected during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles (390 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone.


Tropical Storm Maria 2017 Spaghetti Models


Tropical Storm Maria Spaghetti Models

Computer models are in general agreement that Tropical Storm Maria's projected path will move in a northeastward direction just east of the North Carolina coast, cross the Atlantic, and near the United Kingdom.


Tropical Storm Maria Projected Path


Tropical Storm Maria Projected Path

Tropical Storm Maria is located 365 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is moving to the east at 13 mph (20 km/h). NHC forecasters say that a turn back toward the east-northeast with an additional increase in forward speed is expected on Friday.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, could be the busiest in seven years.