Tropical Cyclone Henri is expected to be strengthened into hurricanes on Saturday, leading to “dangerous storm surges, hurricane conditions, flood rainfall”.
The storm is currently within 500 miles of Cape Montauk on Long Island.
Hurricanes and storm surges are being monitored in the northeastern United States, predicting heavy rains and floods.
Tropical Cyclone Henri continued to move northward across the Atlantic on Saturday, strengthening itself into a Category 1 hurricane.
In its current orbit, Henri’s eyes are expected to hit New England on Sunday as the first hurricane to hit the area in 30 years.
so updateAccording to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is within 500 miles of Cape Montauk on Long Island. From midnight Saturday to Sunday, people in the northeastern United States and surrounding areas need to anticipate “dangerous storm surges, hurricane conditions, and flood rainfall,” according to the center.
Henri is moving parallel to the east coast of the United States as it approaches southern New England and Long Island. National Hurricane Center Forecaster “Although some weakening is expected before landing on Sunday, Henri is expected to be at or near the strength of the hurricane when it reaches the coasts of Long Island and southern New England,” he said.
This means a sustained wind speed of 74 mph or higher.Currently, Henri shows maximum sustained winds 75 mph..
Henri’s threats include storm surges, floods and erosion along the coastline of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Damaged strong winds, east of where the storm lands, can also occur.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued hurricane and storm surge surveillance in the coastal area between New Haven, Connecticut and Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. The clock works on Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Brock Island, as well as parts of the north and south coasts of Long Island.
Expected heavy rain, high tide and dangerous surfing
In southern New England, tropical cyclones and hurricane strong winds from Henri and sea swells are expected as early as Saturday afternoon. Such swells can cause life-threatening wave conditions and rip currents north to Cape Cod.
Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker urged residents to prepare for the upcoming storm and advised anyone planning to visit Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard to delay their trip. 22 news Reported on Friday.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont State of emergency Prior to Henri’s landing.
Heavy rains from Henri can lead to various types of floods, including flash floods, floods in rivers and streams, and floods in cities in southern New England starting on Sunday. From Sunday to Monday, 2-5 inches of rain is expected in eastern Long Island and southern New England.
The rainfall, coupled with storm surges and higher than normal tides caused by the full moon on Sunday, can also cause coastal floods, usually in dry areas.
Power companies are already preparing for a major power outage.Henri was done Leave millions of people Across the densely populated northeastern part without electricity.Initial estimates show at least $ 1 billion in damages When it pushes from New York to Maine.
Rare New England landing
If Henri landed in New England as a Category 1 hurricane, it would be the first hurricane since Hurricane Bob in 1991.
“It’s been almost 10 years since the hurricane watch was published in some parts of our region,” said the NWS in New York. Tweet On Friday.
Caused by Superstorm Sundi in October 2012 Catastrophic storm surges and floods Across all states of New England, and New York and New Jersey.Sandy It wasn’t a hurricane When landing.
NOAA predicts up to 13 more named storms this season.
By definition, cyclone-type storms with wind speeds above 39 mph are tropical cyclones. Storms are named when the wind reaches its speed. After the wind reaches 74 mph, the storm becomes a category 1 hurricane. Saffir-Simpson scale.
Henri is this year 8th named stormTwo of those storms, Elsa and Grace, have become hurricanes. The hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th, with activity peaking around September 10th.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in total 7 to 10 hurricanes in 2021, And up to 21 named storms. This includes 3-5 major hurricanes. This means category 3, 4, or 5, with wind speeds of at least 111 mph. There have been no major hurricanes so far in 2021.
Overall, Average number of storms NOAA recently updated the number of baselines used to create it, as it is increasing seasonally due to climate change. Prediction of seasonal hurricanes.. The agency is currently defining the average season based on data from 1991 to 2010. At this time, the average was 14 named storms, 7 of which were hurricanes.Previously, NOAA had an average season12 storms in total, 6 are hurricanes.
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