Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Earthquake Rattles East Coast and Irene battles Hispanoila
Checking in with you with more good news! Yes, we are officially out of the cone of concern and I am going as far as telling you not to cancel plans this weekend. But I still advise you NOT to swim in those deadly rip currents that will move in Thursday and not let up until Sunday. Irene in fact was battling some of those 10,000 foot peaks of Hispaniola and has now weakened to a category one hurricane. But I still think it will strengthen to a category 2, maybe a 3 for a short time before brushing the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Here is the spaghetti model that is quite appetizing!
Notice the average track supports my Outer Banks to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket track we discussed this morning and I was leaning toward yesterday. This is good to see, but we will still watch it carefully. I will be back with some earthquake stories to share. First off to swim practice!
Here is a great link at how the animals reacted to the biggest earthquake to hit the Washington, D.C. area since 1897. The Washington Monument may closed for some time due to cracks that were found and the National Cathedral actually sustained some damage.