There are seven tropical storms or hurricanes active right now in the Pacific and the Atlantic. It is likely that Florence will be a Cat 4 when it makes landfall on the east coast of the US in a couple of days. Buckle Up. Florence in Graphs is illustrative of a potential nightmare.
I noticed on the weather channel yesterday one commentary on the possibility of a blocking High sitting northeast of the landfall. This storm might well sit around for a while. I’ll be following post mortem to see whether unusal jetstream activity contributed to this event.
Overland and watershed flooding from Florence is a serious worry, perhaps more so than coastal flooding from the storm surge. Ugly indeed.
Isaac, the next in line in the Atlantic is tracking further south and may well deliver another severe blow to Puerto Rico.