Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel continues to report live from Battery Park in New York City and called the massive transportation shutdown “mind boggling.” In addition, the TWC field reporter and hurricane expert keeps fans and viewers updated about conditions from Irene through regular Twitter posts. In one of his most recent posts, he told New York City to enjoy its nap.
The city that never sleeps is forced into a weekend slumber. From mass transit to airports to businesses to the bars, enjoy the nap.
Below are more of Jim Cantore’s Twitter posts today about Hurricane Irene…
I can’t help NOT trying to compare Irene’s second landfall in New England tomorrow to that of a 100 mile wide EF0 tornado.
Looks frontal but not Floyd. Either way not good.
Farthest out I’ve ever seen rain bands from a hurricane.
The 4’-8’ Storm Surge and prolonged southeasterly fetch will allow waterways to pile up in bays, inlets and waterways. If that is maximized at times of high tide, MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING and erosion will occus.
The potential for widespread tree and powerline damage is EXTREMELY HIGH across eastern NY, NJ and all of New England.
The latest from The Weather Channel on Hurricane Irene:
Hurricane Irene may “only” be a Category 1 hurricane, however it remains large and formidable, somewhat akin to Hurricane Ike in 2008 when it made landfall. We remain very concerned about life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds, and flooding rainfall riding up the East Coast through Sunday!
As of late Saturday morning, tropical storm-force winds were up to 430 miles wide. This is greater than the distance from Philadelphia to Portland, Maine.
As of 2 p.m., the Hurricane Irene is 45 miles west of Cape Hatteras and 95 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia. The storm is moving north at 13 mph, with winds reaching 85 mph. Tropical storm conditions are now being felt in parts of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
The National Weather Service predicts the center of the hurricane will pass just off the coast of New Jersey late tonight and into Sunday morning with sustained maximum winds of between 45 and 65 mph, and torrential rainfall that could lead to major flooding.
More about Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel:
Jim Cantore is the “Mike Wallace” of meteorology. When he shows up, you know the weather is going to get interesting. Jim’s passion for field reporting during extreme weather events is well known among TWC viewers. Whether it’s “thunder snow”, an ice storm, tornado chasing or a category 5 hurricane, there is no place Jim would rather be than right in the “eye of the storm.”
Meteorologist Jim Cantore is a hurricane specialist, having reported live from Hurricanes Andrew, Bonnie, Fran, Georges, Gustav, Floyd, Katrina, Mitch and Rita. Jim is a member of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. He holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval.
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