Monday, September 5, 2011

Here we go again (Latest Maps): Projected 5 day Hurricane Katia storm path & times - Storm upgraded

Just on the last weekend of August, 2011 much of the United States east coast was struck by the strongest hurricane since perhaps 1960 with Hurricane Donna.

Another hurricane, Hurricane Katia, is set to strike the continental United States in this coming week. Scroll to bottom for NOAA satellite maps and 5-day Hurricane Katia path forecast

Click to this site, IrishWeatherOnline, for illustrated maps and satellite maps of the storm's presnet location and its projected path. (Mark Dunphy, "Hurricane Katia Monday Update – Satellite Imagery And Projected Track", September 5, 2011.)
Maps at the site indicate a projected are of the hurricane's striking the U.S. as being from South Carolina, north to North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
Several more MAPS at the bottom of this post, including map with hurricane path timeline.
It is projected to reach a Saffir-Simpson Category 2 hurricane.
Maximum sustained winds of Katia have increased to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour, with higher gusts, making it a category two hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity. Further strengthening is expected on Monday.
Yet, Hurricane Katia is projected to moderate once it reaches landfall:
Meanwhile, there is a small risk that the remnants of Hurricane Katia could threaten parts of the eastern Atlantic in 8-9 days time.
The following satellite maps are Sept. 4, 20:15 UTC-Greenwich Mean Time (5:15 PM EST), and Sept. 4, 20:45 UTC-Greenwich Mean Time (5:45 PM EST)

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