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Hurricane Gert update: Storm track, weather models, live forecasts, latest maps
HURRICANE Gert has forecasters on high alert as it continues to gain strength off the east coast of the US. Here are the latest tracking updates, storm maps and NOAA updates. Bringing you updated Hurricane Gert path information, live tracking maps, weather models and videos as the second hurricane of the Atlantic season rages off American eastern coast. The latest Hurricane Gert news will be here and updated 24/7, including the most recent updates and advisories from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the NOAA and the National Weather Service. 5.17pm Est: Storm Gert turns into a hurricaneHurricane Gert is tearing north parallel to the east coast of the United States and is expected to turn northeast later today. Gert is not forecast to make landfall on the US, but the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned that swells caused by the hurricane could cause “life-threatening surf and rip currents”.“Swells generated by Gert will spread northward along the east coast of the United States from North Carolina northward to Long Island during the next couple of days,” the NHC said.“Swells are also expected to affect Bermuda during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.” Some major US coastal cities and towns have been told to brace for violent seas, torrential rain and powerful winds.Beachgoers in places such as Charleston, Wilmington, Virginia Beach and Ocean City should swim with extreme caution and only when a life guard is present. AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said: ”Gert’s closest approach to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, will be roughly the same distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, or about 260 miles early Tuesday.”Hurricane Gert is currently boasting maximum sustained wind speeds of 75mph and is expected to strengthen even more over the next two days. Hurricane-force winds can be felt 25 miles from Gert’s centre, according to the NHC, with tropical storm-force winds extending more than 100 miles further. Gert is the second hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season after Hurricane Franklin devastated Mexico’s east coast last week. It is the seventh named storm of the season. Only three other years in recorded history have experienced seven or more tropical storms by August 13.Meanwhile, the NHC is monitoring another weather disturbance in the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa. The weather system is is moving westwards at about 15mph and has a 60 per cent chance of developing into a tropical storm over the next five days. . 00FastNews. New source of news.
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Originally posted 2017-09-13 12:42:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter