Hurricane Earl Landfall Possibility?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Kokopelli, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    There is very real possibility that Hurricane Danielle may have paved the way for soon to be Hurricane Earl to make landfall on the east coast. I can still remember evacuating Cape May in the mid 80s for Hurricane Gloria, was pretty young so I didn't realize the severity of the situation....Anyway, the swellinfo model shows the storm coming pretty darn close to NJ. Sit tight and enjoy the surf this weekend, next weekend might not be so fun.


    Picture of the aftermath in Cape May
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:H52_hurricane_gloria_1985.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  2. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    i hope not, but it's possible. 10 day weather forecast only shows 10 percent chance of even rain for those days, but anything can change especially in a week. i keep citing what ernesto the hurricane no one remembers did to my block before i lived here. it tipped trees, and wrecked a roof of a brand new house, and other kinds of damage. pretty scary for a measely category 1 that didn't even make a direct hit in jersey. it did give some good swell. anyway i will be out of town though in st pete florida for the labor day weekend. i'm leaving next friday morning, but if the reports get a little closer i am considering boarding up.
     

  3. MATT JOHNSON

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Yeah i remember Gloria I was really young when that hit. After the storm they spent a week removing all the trees that fell in my area of North Cape May.

    That pic brings it all back and the is showing on to the old spots that use to really get good in its time
     
  4. djones

    djones Active Member

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    Dec 18, 2009
    to me, it looks like OBX will get crushed head on
     
  5. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

    993
    Jul 14, 2009
    i lived up in bergen county where i grew when gloria hit. i must have been 14. i think that flooded out my town pretty bad, and i wasn't really on the actual coast even. just a few miles west of the hudson river. i heard it was pretty bad down the shore though.
     
  6. bb.rider

    bb.rider Well-Known Member

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    Apr 20, 2008
    uptown ocean city was 2 feet under water during gloria.
     
  7. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I surfed Gloria at Sandy Hook NJ back in the day. That storm hit and moved fast, within hours of the rain it was blowing offshore and was super clean. My girlfriend at the time said "your not going surfing in a Hurricane!" I said "yes I am, see ya!!"
     
  8. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009