Powerful Hurricane #Florence is still at category 4 storm right now and forecast to stay a major hurricane as it hits likely the North Carolina coast by Thursday night. It then stalls out over the region and will dump possibly 20 to 30+" of rainfall. pic.twitter.com/NWOZeStW0u
— Jeff Jamison (@CBS11JeffJam) September 11, 2018
Not to belabor the obvious, but the Washington Post‘s Weather Gang are posting that “Hurricane Florence could be a lot like Harvey”:
In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on San Jose Island. Over the following five days, Harvey’s forward movement slowed to a glacial pace, essentially stopping over the greater Houston area, weakening in terms of wind speed but retaining an immense amount of moisture that eventually fell as rain in catastrophic amounts.
A year later, residents in the southeast and Mid-Atlantic may face the exact same scenario with Hurricane Florence, and the reason will be eerily similar.
A ridge of high pressure, extreme especially for this time of year, will develop just off the coast of New England, shunting the path of Florence toward the southeast coast. The strength of this ridge will be unprecedented in 30 years, according to forecast models…
I’m assuming all Balloon Juice readers are smart enough to have their evacuation plans in place and their go-bags packed. If you have neighbors / loved ones who are hesitating about sheltering in place, show them the animations at the link.
"you get a hurricane, you get a hurricane, everybody gets a hurricane!" https://t.co/6Me01qkMxk
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 10, 2018
Natural disasters looking like commuter rail cannot be a good thing. https://t.co/qaUdAJs3M7
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) September 11, 2018
Meanwhile, for the rest of us…
Right now in New Zealand its September 11th… This is the New Zealand Herald on September 11 2018.
The world is watching in dismay….and they see it, and say it, like it is pic.twitter.com/NlXQuSu69I
— Alison Greene (@GrassrootsSpeak) September 11, 2018
There's now a Barack Obama mural on the side of a Jackson, Mississippi school that was once named after a confederate president – until students voted to rename it in honor of the nation's first African American president. pic.twitter.com/IBsmsS5nNl
— ????????? (@Blk_Hermione) September 8, 2018
In a new photo book about her 2016 presidential bid, @HillaryClinton reflects back on the people and values that were the center of her campaign. In an adaptation of the “I’m with her” rallying cry, she writes of her supporters: “I’m still with them.” https://t.co/cB1p1RXxFi
— Hillary In Pictures (@HillaryPix) September 10, 2018
IIRC, last year’s National Republican Senatorial Committee meeting started with a literal train wreck. These guys gotta dial back on challenging the chaos gods…
— Nathan Gonzales (@nathanlgonzales) September 10, 2018