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As we move into the final days before Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc on the Carolinas and surrounding states, we’re beginning to get a much clearer image of what the final result and impact will be. Surprise. It’s not very good. Overnight and during the first half of today Florence went through an eye-wall replacement cycle, which allowed for a smaller eye to become enlarged and expand the storm out several hundreds miles. This means that upon impact Florence will cause destruction to a very large area, ranging between Charleston SC to Wilmington NC. The other aspect to this hurricane that has become more obvious over the last 24 hours is the inevitable stalling that will take place. Rather than making landfall and dying out like most hurricanes do (this generally keeps the damage to a confined area), Florence will likely slow down significantly both upon landfall and post landfall. There…

As you know, our Friday Morning WeatherOptics Briefing is usually comprised of the top weather stories in the US and how you may be impacted by them. However, with one story in particular dominating the headlines on this Friday morning, we’ve prepared a special briefing focused entirely on now-Tropical Storm Florence and it’s increasingly worrisome future track towards the US eastern seaboard. This is your Friday Morning Briefing. Let’s dive right in. An Overview of Tropical Storm Florence: Tropical Storm Florence Friday Morning / TropicalTidbits After attaining major hurricane status for the last two days, Florence has weakened rather significantly into a tropical storm, with shear battering its inner core As we mentioned in this breakdown article two days ago, further weakening of Florence allows the storm to drift further to the west rather than to the north. This increases the chance of landfall occurring on the mainland US. This morning we’re seeing…

If you’ve been following the news at all lately, you’ve likely heard about now-Category 4 Hurricane Florence currently over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. In just 24 hours, Hurricane Florence went from a relatively non-threatening minimal storm to a dangerous category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 mph. Let’s take a closer look. Florence continues to strengthen this evening, but shouldn’t become much stronger over the next few days as shear begins to increase in its path. Normally hurricanes well out in the Atlantic aren’t discussed in the mainstream media until they are more of an immediate threat to land, but with modern social media and some extra hype as well as some rapid intensification, Florence has already been making headlines as a storm that could potentially bring big issues to the US sometime later next week. With so many sources available online, those who aren’t weather experts…