Irene’s path: Now a tropical storm, she will be in Canada tonight

Irene’s path: Now a tropical storm, she will be in Canada tonight

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Irene is on a path to Canada. Good bye Irene. — Photo by NOAA.

Published: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 13:45:56 EDT

Center of Irene Moving Over Southern New England…At 200 PM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Irene was located near latitude 42.2N longitude 73.2W, or about 15 miles south of Pittsfield Massachusetts. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 26 MPH and this motion with a little faster forward speed is expected over the next day or so. On the forecast track the center of Irene will move over northern New England later this afternoon and over eastern Canada tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 MPH with higher gusts, mainly over water well east of the center. Irene is forecast to weaken and become a post-tropical cyclone by tonight. Irene is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches, from the northern portion of New York state northeastward through the western portion of New England. These rains, combined with heavy rains over the past few weeks, could cause widespread flooding and life-threatening flash floods.

Published: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:00:42 EDT

Center of Irene Inland Over Southeastern New York State, Southern New England…At 1100 AM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Irene was located near latitude 41.4N, longitude 73.7W, or about 10 miles west of Danbury Connecticut. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 26 MPH and this motion with a little faster forward speed is expected over the next day or so. On the forecast track the center of Irene will move over northern New England later today and over eastern Canada tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 MPH with higher gusts. Irene is forecast to weaken and become a post-tropical low by tonight.

Published: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 09:13:45 EDT

Center Of Irene Moves Over New York City…Reports from an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft and National Weather Service Doppler radar indicate that the center of Irene moved over New York City around 900 AM EDT. Irene has weakened to a Tropical Storm and the estimated intensity at landfall was 65 MPH

Published: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 07:47:25 EDTCenter of Irene Nearing New York City…

At 800 AM EDT the center of Hurricane Irene was located by an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 40.3 North, longitude 74.1 West or about 40 miles south-southwest of New York City. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 25 MPH and this motion with a continued gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so. On the forecast track the center of Irene will move near New York City this morning and move inland over southern New England by this afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 MPH with higher gusts. Irene is a Category One hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Near the coast the storm surge will be accompanied by large destructive and life-threatening waves. For information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local NWS forecast office

Published: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 04:57:48 EDT

Hurricane Irene Bringing Storm Surge, Rains and Heavy Winds in Hurricane Warning Areas…At 500 am EDT the center of Hurricane Irene was located by an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 39.2 north…longitude 74.5 west. Irene is moving toward the NNE near 18 mph and this motion accompanied by a gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so. On the forecast track the center of Irene will move near or over the coast of New Jersey and over western Long Island this morning and move inland over southern New England by this afternoon. Irene is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 320 miles. La Guardia airport in New York City recently reported a sustained wind of 41 mph and a wind gust of 64 mph. For information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local NWS forecast office.

Published: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 20:52:01 EDT

Hurricane Irene Lashing The Virginia Tidewater Region And Southern Delmarva Peninsula With Heavy Rains And With Hurricane Force Wind Gusts…At 9:00 p.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 36.9 north, longitude 75.6 west, or 100 miles south-southwest of Ocean City, M.D. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 16 mph and this motion accompanied by a gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so. On the current forecast track, the center of Hurricane Irene will move near or over the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and then move over southern New England on Sunday. Irene is forecast to move into eastern Canada Sunday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts. Irene is forecast to remain a hurricane as it moves near or over the Mid-Atlantic coast and as it approaches New England. For storm information specific to your area in the U.S., please monitor products issued by your local NWS forecast office.

Published: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:56:53 EDT

Hurricane Irene about to re-emerge over the Atlantic waters…At 5:00 p.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 36.2 north, longitude 76.0 west, or 50 miles south-southeast of Norfolk, V.A. Hurricane Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 13 mph and this motion accompanied by a faster forward speed is expected during the next day or so. On the current forecast track, the center of Irene will move near or over the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and then move over southern New England on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane Irene is forecast to remain a hurricane as it moves near or over the Mid-Atlantic coast and as it approaches New England. For storm information specific to your area in the U.S., please monitor products issued by your local NWS forecast office.

Published: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:58:54 EDT

Irene Battering Eastern North Carolina…Tropical Storm Conditions Spreading Northward Along Delmarva Coast…At 11:00 a.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 35.2 north, longitude 76.4 west, or about 100 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 15 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. The center of Irene is forecast to move across northeastern North Carolina this afternoon before moving near or over the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and over southern New England on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 mph, with higher gusts. Irene is a Category One hurricane. Slight weakening is forecast as Irene crosses eastern North Carolina, but Irene is forecast to remain near hurricane strength as it moves near or over the Mid-Atlantic states and approaches New England. For storm information specific to your area in the U.S., please monitor products issued by your local NWS forecast office.

Published: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 07:43:39 EDTNational Weather Service Doppler indicates that the eye of Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, around 7:30 a.m. EDT. The estimated intensity of Irene at landfall was 85 mph, making Irene a Category One hurricane. At 8:00 a.m. EDT the center of hurricane Irene was located near latitude 34.7 north, longitude 76.5 west. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. The center of Irene will move across eastern North Carolina today. The hurricane is forecast to move near or over the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and move over southern New England on Sunday. Slight weakening is forecast as Irene crosses eastern North Carolina, but Irene is forecast to remain a hurricane as it moves near or over the Mid-Atlantic states and New England. For storm information specific to your area in the U.S., please monitor products issued by your local NWS office.

At 8:00 PM Friday EDT the center of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 32.1 north, longitude 77.2 west. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph and this general motion is expected to continue tonight and early Saturday. The core of the hurricane is forecast to approach the coast of North Carolina tonight and pass near or over the North Carolina coast on Saturday. The hurricane is forecast to move near or over the mid-Atlantic coast Saturday night and move over southern New England on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 100 mph, with higher gusts. Irene is a Category 2 hurricane. Little change in strength is forecast before Irene reaches the coast of North Carolina. Some weakening is expected after that, but Irene is forecast to remain a hurricane as it moves along the Mid-Atlantic coast on Sunday. For storm information specific to your area in the U.S., please monitor products issued by your local NWS forecast office.