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UPDATE AS OF: 5:00 PM EDT, TUESDAY AUGUST 31

NHC CALLS FRANCES A "SEVERE HURRICANE" AND INDEED IT IS- NOW, WHERE IS IT GOING?

The final picture for Frances' landfall might have become a little clearer this afternoon- but folks along the northeast coast of Florida are not going to like it. The latest track from the NHC brings Frances in just south of Daytona Beach and then on up towards Georgia. At this angle of attack, so to speak, a small turn to the east (or less of a westward movement) would mean folks farther north could get the core of the hurricane. The same holds true for people living south of the projected landfall spot. Remember- a hurricane is not a small dot- it is like a 40 to 50 mile wide tornado at its core. Think about it in those terms and you will see why millions are likely to be evacuated soon. The intensity forecast is quite frightening to say the least. The NHC brings Frances up to 150 miles per hour and then drops to 135 just before landfall. We shall hope for a much less intense hurricane than even this- because a category four hurricane is serious and deadly.

By the 11pm advisory, I will have a new page up on our newest innovation- the Hurricane Landfall Project. This will be an exciting new venture for us as we try to learn more about these monster storms without getting too close to the worst weather. I plan to have another full update well before 11pm EDT so that everyone can tune in to their local news. Check back later this evening- there's a lot more to come.

http://www.hurricanetrack.com/
 
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