Tuesday August 15
Last night Gert was upgraded to a hurricane and currently has 75 mph winds. This will be the closest it gets to the east coast as it is moving to the North at 12 mph, but will curve away and out to the east, possibly gaining more strength. It is currently 450 miles from Bermuda. The only direct effect will be high waves and strong rip currents at the Ocean City and Delaware beaches. But, the old front has been stalled and a traffic jam of weather systems is not re routing our way bringing another batch of rain.
My Maryland Trek team is in the thick of that this morning. Watching the local radar at 6 AM and the rain is already a little north and faster than this radar simulation shows below. I am sharing it for an idea of how the system will play out today… but again I add the caveat that like yesterday the timing and location of rain is off a bit. Central Maryland will be dealing with rain much of the day. It could be heavy at times with pockets of thunder mixed in.
Simulated Radar —> slider
I am sorry for the brief report, but this is all I have the time for today as we prepare to embrace on Day 3 of Maryland Trek 4 from Hancock to Frederick. There is a chance we have more showers to deal with Thursday night into Friday night, but the timing still depends on the hurricane moving away and the traffic jam in the atmosphere having a chance to work itself out. Until then, I have little confidence in computer model projections over the next few days.
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