Hurricane Fred - Mon. 8/31/15 @ 10:10am

posted Aug 31, 2015, 8:12 AM by J.T. Johnston   [ updated Aug 31, 2015, 8:13 AM ]
Thankfully, T.S. Erika dissipated, and according to the current 5 day outlook from the Hurricane Center, is not expected to regenerate.  About the same time that Erika went away, Fred formed near the West coast of Africa and quickly became a hurricane.  Fred is currently near the Cape Verde Islands and is forecast to move Northwest.  Some strengthening is expect over the next day or so, but dry air and shear are expected to take over after that which will cause Fred to weaken.

As you will see from the map, the forecast track for Fred should keep him away from our area.  We are beginning the peak portion of the season, so it is likely that another storm will form after Fred. 

Also, September is National Preparedness Month.  Are you ready?