NHC Issues Final Advisory for Troublesome Storm
The long odyssey is over for New Jersey residents as well as others living in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. As of 2:00 PM EDT this afternoon, the last advisory on Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine was issued by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. All Tropical Storm and Coastal Warnings were discontinued.
Hermine still has some remnants stirring up some clouds, breezy conditions, and a little rain. I had just stepped outside about a half an hour ago to go for a walk around the neighborhood. I would say it was breezier tonight than it even was on Saturday when Hermine’s outer fringes were moving into New Jersey.
The barometric pressure dropped to 29.91 inches of Hg earlier today. So, over the last 36 hours or so, the barometer had dropped 0.30 inches, or about 10 millibars. The humidity has also continued to rise with it climbing to 68 percent for a dew point of 67 degrees. Winds actually gusted to 35 miles per hour today.
There are some bands of rain around the region. Rain is currently falling at Yankee Stadium as the Yanks are playing the Blue Jays. There is another band of showers developing over Central and Southern New Jersey from about New Brunswick to Ocean County. There is a 20 percent chance of rain on Wednesday morning.
As of this afternoon, Hermine was located some 120 miles south of the Eastern tip of Long Island, and moving to the West at 7 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were at 50 miles per hour with gusts up to 65 miles per hour. Barometer was back up to 999 millibars, or 29.50 inches of Hg. Tropical storm force winds extended some 115 miles from the center.
What is left of Hermine is expected to turn to the Northeast on Wednesday, and gradually weaken. The storm is expected to drop below tropical storm strength over the next couple days. Hermine will be remembered though as the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years.