Earl expected to pass off Charleston's coast today, North Carolina tomorrow

Image by NASA Earl as seen from the International Space Station as seen on August 30 and posted September 2.

Well the next 48 hours are showtime for Hurricane Earl for the Carolinas.

The hurricane is believed near peak intensity as a major 145 MPH category 4 hurricane and most models predict a near northernly torn for the storm (map bellow) that should take it off the coast of South Carolina today and just off the edge of North Carolina around 2 a.m. Friday, September 3.

While I won't delve into what this means for our northern sister state, for us Earl is bringing lower humidity, waves of up to 7 or 11 feet, and life-threatining rip currents -- not only is that a dangerous combo for swimmers, but it'll likely be bad for coastal erosion. But no rain is expected from Earl.

Stay safe, stay smart. 

And stay tuned on our hurricane topic page.


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