Hurricane Earl is tracking to skim the entire Eastern seaboard, just about, with such a huge influence on highly populated areas, Fiona is there, but only in the back of weather forecaster’s minds. Fiona has the potential to hit Hurricane strength and follow a more westerly path than Hurricane Earl because it has taken longer to develop. While the Eastern seaboard may not have too much to worry about, Florida could be directly in the path of this slow developing storm.
What are the Projected Paths Saying About Potential Hurricane Fiona?
Forecast models for potential Hurricane Fiona are vague at best. Most have the storm following the same path as Hurricane Danielle and Hurricane Earl, but a few reports have noted concern about the storm moving more westward before turning due to the late development when compared to Hurricane Earl and Danielle. This is not to mention the storm sitting right behind Fiona that is developing as well, looks like the hurricane seasons started mild and is now just getting its act together.
Will Fiona Even Come Close to the United States?
Some experts are saying Hurricane Earl is taking all the gusto out of Fiona’s wings. The storm has been unable to develop thanks to the massive hurricane Earl has become, but there is that turn that may surprise forecasters. There have been hurricanes in the past that moved from tropical storm status to hurricane three or four overnight, with Earl moving northward, could there be enough time for Fiona to develop and if so, where would the storm hit landfall?
Hurricane Earl gained strength over the waters near Puerto Rico moving from a category one to a category four in just a short time, Fiona is expected to move over these same waters on on Wednesday. This means there is a possibility Fiona will gain the same strength and thus gain Hurricane Fiona status on Wednesday afternoon or evening. If this is the case, forecasters are tracking the storm to take a path in the middle of Earl and Danielle, but forecasters are rarely certain of any storm’s path.
We are in the heart of hurricane season and the East coast of the United States looks to be the target of every storm moving off the coast of Africa.