Monday, September 05, 2011

Irene reaches Europe

The National Hurricane Center was remarkably accurate in predicting the track Hurricane Irene would follow up the East Coast of the US. Tropical Storm Irene made her way over New England pretty much as they said she would. They stopped updating that forecast when Tropical Depression Irene passed the northern boundary of Maine into Canada, and even the Canadian press largely stopped covering Irene once it passed out into the Labrador Sea. But now Post-Tropical Cyclone Irene, is forecast to bring gale-force winds to Wales over the next few days. Given that this storm started as a tropical wave over Africa, I wonder if she is just trying to find her way back home. Or maybe she wants to go around again? The only forecast I have seen on the future path of the remnants actually calls for her to come this way (towards the Baltic), as a fairly ordinary low-pressure wave and storm later this week.

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