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Hurricane Irene approaches

Hurricane Irene

For the past few days I’ve kept my eye on Hurricane Irene as it’s approached the Carolinas. The 8 AM models had it aiming directly at Raleigh but the models have trended east every cycle. The 11 AM models show it coming ashore at the Outer Banks and heading almost due north.

Though the folks at OBX should be concerned, it seems like Raleigh may have dodged a bullet with Irene. I still have to clean out my gutters, though, as we will likely get dumped with (much-needed) rain.

I look forward to using my FTA satellite dish to tune in all those hapless reporters as they struggle to stand on the beach!