Tropical Storm Hermine

2016-09-03 16:42:06.000 – Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist

 

Although the impacts on northern New England may turn out to be minimal, Tropical Storm Hermine has been very interesting to watch develop and is still an ongoing challenge for forecasters as of this writing. The storm is expected to strengthen overnight even though it has now lost its tropical characteristics due to interactions with an upper level system diving south out of the Great Lakes. As the storm stalls south of Long Island, NY a prolonged period of high surf and coastal flooding will be likely from the New Jersey coast north into southern New England, along with winds likely sustained above tropical storm force (39+ mph) at times.

High pressure will hold firmly over northern New England over the next several days, providing the summit with very light winds and dry conditions heading right into next weekend. Low pressure tracking through Canada will finally sweep what’s left of Hermine further out to sea, but the system could still track very near Cape Cod bringing one last shot of some much-needed rain, along with gusty winds for the tail end of the workweek. Early September is typically right at the peak of hurricane season, and while there isn’t anything immediately developing in the tropics even at the top of New England we’ll remain vigilant!

Hermine moving up the Eastern Seaboard 9/3/2016
Photo courtesy of NWS Boston 

 

Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist

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