Tropical Storm Hermine is headed up the East Coast after bruising northern Florida
|Radar image from Tallahassee of Hurricane Hermine near the time of landfall, around 1:30 am.|
|Visible satellite image of Hermine as of midday Friday.|
Unfortunately, Hermine’s peak storm surge coincided with high tide and created a water level that was 4.7 feet above the “highest astronomical tide” and six feet above the average high tide level.
It was the fifth highest water level ever observed in Cedar Key — the highest in 23 years. The only hurricane to generate a higher water level in the past century was Alma in 1966.
|Timeline of surge events in Cedar Key. (u-surge, Hal Needham)|
Hermine to wallop Mid-Atlantic beaches, serious coastal flooding possible
I have a very long regional radar loop of Hermine available HERE ... please be patient, it may take a while to load.
Elsewhere, Gaston is still out there, now as a tropical storm. It is over the Azores islands, which were also hit by Hurricane Alex in January. Gaston will continue to rapidly decay over cooler water, so this will likely be the last mention of it.
|Tropical Storm Gaston.|
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