Sep 6, 2016

Hermine Still Spinning

New York, NY
USA
by
Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground

Hermine is now over waters cooler than 26°C—too cool to support tropical redevelopment. Furthermore, the storm is no longer receiving energy from atmospheric dynamics (from contrasts between warm moist air and cool dense air.) Without either source of energy to sustain it, Hermine will gradually spin down until it dissipates. Dissipation is predicted to occur by Thursday afternoon by both the European model and the GFS model. There is a chance of tropical-storm-force winds (sustained winds of 39 mph or more) and bursts of heavy rain on eastern Long Island and over far southeast Massachusetts before dissipation occurs. Storm surge will be less than two feet, but some minor coastal flooding and beach erosion will occur