|Tropical Prediction Center|
This storm is going to hit the Mid Atlantic extremely hard. It is unlikely to experience a sudden shift in track, nor a sudden lapse in intensity. I see no miracle nor "dodging the bullet" here. This will be a historical, and freakish, meteorological event. Over 50 million residents will feel significant impacts from this storm. But we have gotten through the Hazels and the Isabels and the Irenes. We will weather this one and recover. I believe that much of the dread we feel is due to anticipation. Once the event is underway, we take solace in the fact that the worst will soon be over. Knowledge is power. Preparation is power. Getting together and helping our neighbors and our community recover during the aftermath is power.
Next Update: 11:30 PM tonight.