Hurricane Edouard in Atlantic Ocean Well Off Coast of Virginia on September 17, 2014; Northeast/East Track Predicted; Rip Currents Along U.S. East Coast Likely

As of late morning on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) public advisory #25 on Hurricane Edouard stated that the eye of Edouard was in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia and was predicted to move toward the northeast and then the east over the next 24 to 36 hours.  The NHC advisory stated, however, the following about potential swells and rip currents from Edouard:

SWELLS FROM EDOUARD WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES NORTH OF FLORIDA BEGINNING TODAY. THESE SWELLS WILL LIKELY CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS ALONG MOST OF THE UNITED STATES EAST COAST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Below are a satellite photo of Edouard as of about 2 p.m. on 9/17/14 and a chart of the possible path of the storm over the next five days (through 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 30), based on information available on September 17.  The images were accessed via the National Hurricane Center Web site, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, on 9/17/14.  Public advisories and other information are also available at that site.

Eduard Sep 17

Hurricane Eduard, just visible in upper right of this photograph, over the Atlantic Ocean east of Virginia, 9/17/14, 2:15 p.m. EDT.

Eduard track Sep 17

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