Quote: However, the most important thing here is not to get transfixed on his center. Unless he pulls a really unexpected fast one (which is always a possibility, of course, but not as likely) the worst weather threat from Ernesto will most likely be in the form of potentially flooding rains, and this threat covers a far greater area than the relatively smaller swath(s) of severe winds.
And the potential for tornadoes on the right front quadrant especially.
The bottom line is, if you're south of Tampa Bay, no matter WHERE you are, it's going to be a nasty couple of days. If you're on the east coast, up through GA and the Carolinas, you've still got time to prepare and you should prepare.
It's already starting to deteriorate here in Charlotte County. We haven't had any rain yet, but the breeze is picking up and it's clouding up. Really in the last hour I've noticed it starting to go downhill. Not nasty yet, but it's a matter of time.
The only thing the center is good for is seeing where you are in relation to it to have a better idea of what kinds of winds you'll be dealing with and whether you're on the left or right of it. And storm surge (which everyone seems to be in agreement with that this storm will not be a hurge surge maker, although coastal and waterfront residents still MUST take all necessary precautions.)
-------------------- Lesli in SWFL.
(my 2009 guess - 14/7/5)
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