Steering currents trend Earl, north-northeast and accelerate

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

As two opposite air types are about to meet; front timing is critical...
-Fri & Sat forecast:
Big trough of low pressure will accelerate Earl northeast close to the New England states #

-Image: NOAA Earl "Goes-East"
One is still cautioned to stay alert...

Obama declares NC emergency ahead of Earl... [read.]
But NOAA's G-IV plane's next high altitude mission off the coast of the Carolinas will confirm Earl to be poised northward very soon." [source]

NASA's DC-8 research aircraft flies through the eye of Hurricane on Earl on August 30, 2010 near St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.... Tad boring..

--NOAA plane records 199 mph wind gust in the eye wall...

--From NOAA: Hurricane Earl Forecast: 9/1/10
Earl is expected to gradually turn toward the North and slightly east of North as it moves along the Western periphery of the subtropical ridge for the next day of so... #

-Thereafter... A strong 500 mb through moving through the Great Lakes should cause the Hurricane to turn toward the North-Northeast and accelerate. #

One should not focus on the exact forecast track of this large and intense Hurricane. Significant impacts are likely to be felt away from the center.

Today's Links...
Jun 13, 2010 - 07:20 AM
Gulf Red States:
Please, President Obama, declare the Gulf of Mexico a disaster area.
Disaster: April 20th, 2010.

-Hurricane Earl-Puerto Rico... [video]
Nasty take off(FX) from SJU during a category 4 quality decreased once loaded to WMV...

-Boeing 747 lands VERY LOW [video]
Right before Earl hits St. Maarten HD 8/2010

-Videos: Earl hits St. Maarten hard:
Damages Trees [video] Sinks sailboats: [video]

More later... Cold is worse; taking boat to Dr; 7:00 A.M. (PST)..

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