Hurricane Earl formed earlier last week on 22 August but was only upgraded to a Category 2 early on Monday morning. Hurricane Earl is expected to go right into Canada according to the Canadian Meteorological Centre the hurricane might hit Halifax in Canada as welll as St John but for now the hurricane is over the Northern Carribean and the National Hurricane Center put a hurricane warning out for Antiqua, Barbuda, Monteserrat, St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. There is also a hurricane warning out for Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, St Maarten, Saba and St Eustatius.
A hurricane watch is in effect for Puerto Rico and the Islands of Culebra and Vieques.
According to the Global Forecast system the hurricane will just miss New York by 194 Miles but that might change as the hurricane comes closer, that however is the prediction from the GFS in 105 hours from now, later this week.
Using the XTRP 12 hour model the path of the hurricane is Brownsville.
This page will be upated as the hurricane grows.
Hurricane Earl is the fifth tropical storm of the season.
The latest hurricane statement from the National Hurricane Center is that the hurricane force winds extend outward up to 85 140km from the center. Tropical Storm winds extend up to 500km.
Many predictions are out that Hurricane Earl might make landfall but this is to early to tell. The hurricane is also reported to be growing stronger.
The history channel did a great job of saying how it would be if some major hurricane would hit New York.
The eye of Hurricane Earl is now only 211 miles from St Martin. Although they do remain outside of the eye as we can tell. According to the XTRP 12 hour model the hurricane is heading directly towards the Dominican Republic but as usaul that should change.
Hurricane Earl became a major hurricane earlier today as we reported
The Hurricane weather and research forecast model now predicts that the eye of hurricane Earl might come as close as 199 miles from the New York coastline. The same model also predicts that Boston and Portland might come in the way of the hurricane IF it does not fade out by the time it hits those areas.
Hurricane Earl is now a category four hurricane and it is moving away from the Virgin Islands. There is now a tropical storm watch for the Caicos Islands, the Southern Bahamas and the Government of Antique replaced their previous hurricane warning with a storm warning. The tropical storm warning was also discontinued for Anguilla.
There is no more a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico as well, the hurricane watch in the US virgin islands, Culebra and Vieques was changed to a tropical storm warning.
Hurricane Earl now passed through the Virgin Islands and caused devastation killing one person and destroying several buildings.. People are advised to stay as far as possible away from the sea and not try to swim in the hurricane weather.
Hurricane Earl will now pass by Puerto Rico and people are preparing for strong storm winds, high and big waves.
Hurricane Earl is now moving away from Puerto Rico and conditions are expected to improve for them as well as the Virgin Islands today.
There are still watches and warning in effect for Puerto Rico, the islands of Culebra and Vieques, US virgin islands, British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The National Hurricane center has warned people from the Carolinas Northward to New England to monitor the hurricane.
The latest note from the Hurricane center is that hurricane Earl is now a category three hurricane down from a category 4 hurricane. There is still a hurricane watch for Virginia coast.
The government of Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for San Salvador Island in the central Bahamas.