Ed DunhamAdministrator
(Former Meteorologist & CFHC Forum Moderator (Ed Passed Away on May 14, 2017))
Fri Aug 26 2011 01:14 PM
Re: Irene Slightly Weaker but Larger and Heading to North Carolina

In the past few hours Irene has been moving more to the north northwest rather than north - a bit unexpected (but hurricanes are noted for the unexpected). Convection has increased and a visible eye is starting to redevelop. In a few hours, Irene will start to cross the Gulf Stream so some intensification is still possible. If you live in the Carolinas, continue to monitor Irene closely for unanticipated changes.

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