Her initial swells should be reaching the NE breaks by later this weekend. Long period stuff that that east coast rarely sees, except from a powerful Atlantic tropical storm. Depending on track and how much re-strengthening after the next several days of adverse wind shear, she could be sending us swells throughout most of next week.
Closer it gets they’re forecasting cat 3. WAY out now. Spaghetti plots confused. Local forecasters think mid Atlantic states.
Right, but it was a cat3 this morning. Time to think about it is now.
Chances are it won’t come in but pre planning is helpful to avoid the chaos Irma caused Florida.
It actually got up to Cat 4 in the early AM, but will likely weaken a bit in the next day or two. But, swells are swells and will ride this weekend and next.
In terms of landfall, when that seems to be an option, will prepare then. It 'll be what it will be. Unlike you, I don’t live on an exposed coast line. Likelihood of wind damage will likely be akin to some of the strong nor’easters that we are more accustomed to (and for me, actually appreciate) around here.
Yeah… She is out there. Where she ends up, nobody knows or controls. What is happening is that she is stirring Pond Atlantic as a fish storm. And the surfers are fine with that and will be happy to play when the ripples come our way.