Hurricane Joaquin continues to literally walk north at 3 mph. It’s expected to pick up the pace today while turning slightly to the northeast.
The turn represents good news for the East Coast as Joaquin is predicted to not make landfall. The Category 4 storm packs 130 mph winds extending out in a radius of 50 miles.
The Bahamas continue to bear the brunt of this storm. Storm surges of 2 to 4 feet are expected as well as 12 to 18 inches of rain. Rainfall totals could reach 25 inches in some locations.
11am NHC Update: #Joaquin forecast track shifted even farther east- edge of cone now 150miles east of Nantucket #wcvb pic.twitter.com/9TS6OloFUz
— Cindy Fitzgibbon (@Met_CindyFitz) October 2, 2015
Revised forecasts show more eastward track for #Joaquin, but flights may still be impacted. http://t.co/bQYMautwH9 pic.twitter.com/lI2vUywAmy
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) October 2, 2015
The latest NHC track of #Joaquin still has it well offshore. We still need to watch this storm closely. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/uBbdmezUPQ
— Sue Serio (@SueSerioFox29) October 2, 2015