Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hurricane Bill Update


(photo from NOAA)

Hurricane Bill is still way out in the Atlantic, but his future path is being watched closely already.  The storm should gain category 3 status and stay that strong for awhile.

We look at a whole host of computer models, and they all trend north of the Bahamas and east of the USA.  Bermuda looks like they may see the brunt of Bill over the weekend.

The eastern seaboard is not out of the woods yet, but each computer model run suggests a track away from the US.  A strong cold front will pass through our area Thursday into Friday, and that may be enough to push Bill farther into the Atlantic away from the shore -- but that means it will be closer to Bermuda.

Check out our WTOL Hurricane Tracker.  Under the big map is a special section for Bill.  One of the choices in that section is "model predictions".  This will show the range of the computer model solutions.