Hurricane Matthew has already left destruction in Haiti, and is now making its way up the East Coast of the United States. The graphic above shows the National Hurricane Center’s current projected path for Matthew, as of 11 a.m. Eastern on Friday.
The projected path in the graphic above does not show the size of Hurricane Matthew, so tropical storm and hurricane force conditions could be felt long before it actually impacts an area. As of 11 a.m., its location was 29.4 N and 80.5 W, about 35 miles east northeast of Daytona Beach, Florida and 95 miles southeast of Jacksonville, Florida. The maximum sustained winds were 120 mph and the movement was northwest, 345 degrees at 12 mph.
The hurricane warning has been extended northeastward to Surf City, North Carolina. The hurricane is expected to turn to the north tonight or Saturday. The center of the hurricane will continue to move along the coast of northeast Florida and Georgia and be near the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, according to NOAA.
Many models are showing the hurricane staying along the edge of Florida. Meteorologist Ryan Maue shared this on Twitter:
And meteorologist Paul Dellegatto shared this:
Here are additional maps that may be of interest to you. An interactive map of the hurricane is available here. Below are current predictions for hurricane wind speed probabilities, from 8 a.m. Eastern Thursday through 8 a.m. Eastern Tuesday, according to the NOAA:
And here is a map of rainfall potential, provided by the NOAA, predicted as of 5:43 a.m. Thursday and valid through 8 a.m. Sunday.
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Read more about Hurricane Matthew in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com: