Black Barth News

Alternative news and uncensored information from around the world.

Hurricane Matthew: Where Is This Massive Storm Heading?

Share

Update: After passing over Haiti and eastern Cuba yesterday (Oct. 4), Hurricane Matthew is heading for the central and northwestern Bahamas, according to an update released by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 8 a.m. EDT today (Oct. 5).

The hurricane now has sustained winds of about 115 mph (185 km/h), making it a Category 3 hurricane, the NHC reported. It’s moving to the north-northwest at about 10 mph (17 km/h), and has hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 40 miles (65 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-force winds extending outward up to 160 miles (260 km), the NHC said.

Matthew is expected to make a northwest turn tonight, putting it on track to move across the Bahamas through Thursday, and then be “very near the east coast of Florida by Thursday evening,” bringing intense winds, rain and flooding, the center said.

Matthew is expected to make a northwest turn tonight, putting it on track to move across the Bahamas through Thursday, and then be “very near the east coast of Florida by Thursday evening,” bringing intense winds, rain and flooding, the center said.

Hurricane Matthew is battering Haiti with powerful winds and extreme rain today (Oct. 4), with forecasts indicating it could cross the country and hit eastern Cuba next, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). With the Bahamas and possibly Florida and the Carolinas within the storm’s path in the coming days, how bad could Hurricane Matthew get?

When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwestern Haiti this morning, it had wind speeds of 145 mph (233 km/h), making it a Category 4 hurricane, the NHC said in a public advisory. The storm is now moving northward at 10 mph (16 km/h), according to the NHC.

“We have it as a Category 4 hurricane for the next 48 hours, which means as it’s going through the Bahamas, it’s likely to be a Category 4 hurricane and then weaken into a Category 3 hurricane as it’s off of the northeastern and east central coasts of Florida,” said Jack Beven, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Florida. [Hurricanes from Above: Images of Nature’s Biggest Storms]

There’s even a chance that Matthew could continue its northward course and affect some states in the Mid-Atlantic and New England, Beven said.

“It could be a nor’easter-type blow by that time,” he told Live Science. “I doubt it’s going to be the reincarnation of [Hurricane] Sandy, but right now, it’s just too early to say what kind of a structure and impact it will have.”

In case the hurricane does hit Florida, the NHC issued a hurricane watch from Deerfield Beach, Florida, to the Volusia and Brevard County line, the NHC said. There is a tropical storm watch in effect for the Lake Okeechobee area and from Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys northward to the area south of Deerfield Beach, which includes Fort Lauderdale and Miami, according to the NHC.

Read more…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com