Friday, August 28, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika Update

It looks for now like this storm will be a close call for the west coast of Florida, but Miami is barely outside of the cone.

Erika 11 pm 08-28-15They call the yellow lines “the cone of uncertainty,” meaning the storm could go anywhere between them.  Just because it isn’t a hurricane yet doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous; people have already been killed in landslides on the island of Dominica in the Leeward Islands, and the heavy rains could create havoc on Puerto Rico.

The 5:00 8:00 11:00 2:00 5:00 8:00 11:00 p.m. update shows the storm shifting west, remaining as a tropical storm, and making landfall on Florida over the lower Keys.