Oct 29, 2017

Franken-Philippe Bringing Damaging Winds and Flooding Rains to Northeast U.S.

North Carolina
USA
by
Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground
Surface wind forecast valid at 1 am EDT Monday, October 30, 2017, from the 20Z (4 pm EDT) Sunday run of the HRRR model. Winds near 50 knots (58 mph, purple colors) were predicted near the eastern tip of Long Island, NY, and near the coasts of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Image: tropicaltidbits.com
Surface wind forecast valid at 1 am EDT Monday, October 30, 2017, from the 20Z (4 pm EDT) Sunday run of the HRRR model. Winds near 50 knots (58 mph, purple colors) were predicted near the eastern tip of Long Island, NY, and near the coasts of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Image: tropicaltidbits.com

 

Tropical Storm Philippe is no more, done in on Sunday afternoon by over 50 knots of wind shear and merger with a cold front near the North Carolina coast. But much of the moisture and energy from the season’s 16th named storm will feed into a powerful non-tropical coastal storm gathering strength off the coast of North Carolina, and this new “Franken-Philippe” storm is poised to bring damaging high winds and flooding rains to the Northeast U.S. Sunday night though Monday.