TRACKING THE TROPICS: Maria Becomes 3rd Hurricane Of Season

As of 11:00 pm Thursday, Hurricane Maria's winds were holding at 80 miles per hour. The storm was moving rapidly to the NE at 43 miles per hour. Maria was centered at 38.5 N, 63.5 W or about 760 miles off our coast and moving away.

Maria made her closest pass to eastern Carolina on Thursday afternoon, tracking about 550 miles off the coast during the early afternoon. Outside of an increased risk of dangerous rip currents and some 4-6 foot waves, the storm will have little, if any, impact on our weather.

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As of 5:00 pm Thursday, Hurricane Maria's winds were holding at 75 miles per hour. The storm was moving rapidly to the NNE at 36 miles per hour. Maria was centered at 35.2 N, 65.6 W or about 630 miles off our coast.

Maria made her closest pass to eastern Carolina on Thursday afternoon, tracking about 550 miles off the coast during the early afternoon. Outside of an increased risk of dangerous rip currents and some 4-6 foot waves, the storm will have little, if any, impact on our weather.

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HERE to visit WITN's hurricane page and check out the models.

Once you get to the hurricane page, click on the "Hurricane" tab on the map and turn on the "Forecast Model Tracks."


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  • by Vickie Location: Grimesland on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    I am sick of hearing about it!!!
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      by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 02:06 PM in reply to Vickie
      Party pooper!
  • by greg Location: ahoskie on Sep 13, 2011 at 08:32 AM
    Why keep this part of the news, it's not coming into NC
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Sep 9, 2011 at 06:13 AM
    mama always said, things happen in 3's..
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      by more radical weather patterns on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:25 PM in reply to ncyankee
      The odds are in our favor that we won't get another thrilling fun time storm again this Summer. Next Summer could be a replay or much worse. Around here, it only makes sense to be prepared for the next one.
  • by make your own power on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:09 AM
    Would recommend the 7 horsepower model over the smaller/cheaper 5 horsepower model. Got the 5 horsepower model years back to augment my other generators and for a neighbor's medical equipment. The stronger one is a much better bet for most homeowners. Run them bone dry with StaBil fuel stabilizer before putting one away and keep a can of spray starting fluid on hand.
  • by make your own power on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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  • by Sue & Roy Sanders Location: Greenville on Sep 6, 2011 at 01:15 PM
    Yes, I'm definetly switching if Phillip Williams is on WITN. He was and still is a class act!
  • by MadMax Location: Tarboro on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:42 AM
    I saw the models of Irene too, they had it coming inland and going out to sea, these models are nothing to go by. Brace yourself, this could be another bumpy ride.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:43 PM in reply to MadMax
      They roll out of Africa like bowling balls this time of year.
  • by MadMax Location: Tarboro on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:42 AM
    I saw the models of Irene too, they had it coming inland and going out to sea, these models are nothing to go by. Brace yourself, this could be another bumpy ride.
  • by Vickie Location: Grimesland on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    Spanish names in the USA...give me a break...ps.Katia is not THE SAME AS Katrina,minus the R.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:27 PM in reply to Vickie
      and N.
  • by Zzyzx Road Location: Pitt County on Sep 6, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    "Katia" is just "Katrina" with the "r" and "n" removed. May she stay out to sea where she belongs.
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      by Laney on Sep 11, 2011 at 02:01 AM in reply to Zzyzx Road
      When a hurrican is so bad, they retire the name. So Katrina has become Katina.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 at 01:13 AM in reply to Laney
        There is no N in Katia.
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