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August 6, 2010

Colin threatens strong surf and rip currents

NOAA/NHC

Tropical Storm Colin may be weak, and it appears to pose no danger of a U.S. landfall as it passes west of Bermuda this weekend. But the storm is likely to kick up strong surf along Maryland and Delaware beaches.

If you're at the shore, or headed there this weekend, you'll want to see this from the NWS forecast office in Wakefield, Va.:

"THE COMBINATION OF A NORTHEAST WIND FLOW ALONG WITH THE INCREASING
SWELL FROM DISTANT TROPICAL STORM COLIN WILL LIKELY RESULT IN AN
INCREASED THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST THIS
WEEKEND."

Here's the forecast for Ocean City.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 7:41 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Hurricanes
        

Comments

Bummer, so early in the tropical cyclone season and already we have the recurve setup with no chance of landfall to bring much needed rain. I'm dissapointed in how complacent our town is about water conversation, they keep saying "the winter snow has left water tables in good shape so we don't need to raise the concern just yet" However, we have a 6 inch deficit since May. If this dry weather continues unabated into the fall, these folks are going to look like fools because water reserves from the winter can only last so long.

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