H. Frances is coming to the AT by Labor Day! Just south of Springer.
And you thought the winds were strong in the gaps in the springtime? Just wait till this hungry hurry-cane starts drawing air through the Appalachians this weekend as it approaches N. Georgia. What a ride that will be! I'm thinking of doing the north Georgia section just for kicks.
Before then, it looks like Frances is gonna paste south Florida. From the latest update:
FRANCES HAS BEEN MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE TO THE NORTH...WHICH IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN INTACT THROUGH AT LEAST 48 HOURS. THE SONDE DATA HAS PRODUCED SOME INTERESTING AND DISTURBING RESULTS. THE HEIGHT DATA FOR THE VARIOUS PRESSURE LEVELS...COMPARED TO 18Z SURROUNDING UPPER-AIR DATA...APPEAR TO BE AT LEAST 20 METERS TOO LOW. HOWEVER...THE WIND DATA CLEARLY INDICATE A MID-TROPOSPHERIC HIGH PRESSURE CENTER NEAR 30N 75W...OR ABOUT 500 NMI NORTHWEST OF FRANCES WITH A RIDGE AXIS EXTENDING WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA AND INTO THE NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO.
Hurry hurry HURRY!