HURRICANE EARL KEEPS PATH OFF COAST

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The National Weather Service continues to say it is more likely that Cape May County will experience Tropical Storm conditions on Friday. Below is the latest information on the storm and what the projections are.

… Probability of tropical storm/hurricane conditions…
the chance for hurricane conditions at this time is very small.
Also… the chance for tropical storm conditions at this time is 55
percent. This represents a general steady trend since the last
forecast.

… Winds…
as Hurricane Earl approaches… sustained tropical storm force
winds are expected to begin Friday morning and last into Friday.
Isolated power outages will be possible.

… Storm surge and storm tide…
the impact from combined storm surge and tide waters is expected
to be minor to moderate. The storm surge is forecast to range from
1 to 2 feet… perhaps locally 3 feet.

… Coastal hazards…
high surf is expected from Thursday night into Friday with minor
to moderate beach erosion.

… Rip currents…
there will be a high risk of rip currents through Friday at area
beaches. Beach goers are urged to stay out of the water.

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