Will Hurricane Matthew Be Visiting CT or NY?
Over the last few day all eyes have been on Hurricane Matthew, one of the strongest Hurricanes in decades to take aim at Florida's East Coast.
Matthew may be a Category 4 or 5 hurricane before striking the Florida coast starting Thursday night. But what about our area. Could Matthew's track take it up the coast to effect us here in Connecticut and New York ?
Right now that answer is no according to Kicks 105.5's Meteorologist Bill Jacquemin. He told me that "given Matthews latest storm track and the protection we have provided by an upper level air mass, it's unlikely the storm will even come close to effecting us", but he added, "you never know with these storms, their very unpredictable".
Here's his latest Tropical Update:
Here's part of a recent update for Florida from the National Weather Center:
WIDESPREAD EXTENSIVE TO DEVASTATING WIND IMPACTS WILL BE FELT. AIRBORNE DEBRIS LOFTED BY EXTREME WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF BREACHING STRUCTURES, UNPROTECTED WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. EFFECTS SUCH AS THESE RANGING FROM THE COAST TO WELL INLAND HAVE NOT BEEN EXPERIENCED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA IN DECADES. LOCAL WINDS WILL EXCEED WHAT OCCURRED DURING THE HURRICANES OF 2004. ANY EVACUATIONS AND STRUCTURE PREPARATION SHOULD BE COMPLETED THIS AFTERNOON. TRAVEL WILL BE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED BEGINNING AT DUSK. EXPECT WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.
Here's some video of Matthew from the Island of St. Lucia:
Matthew is expected to stay off the Southeast coast or north of the northwest Bahamas into next week, but as Meteorologist Bill Jacquemin said "details on where it may eventually go are uncertain at this time".