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joaquin path still uncertain

Hurricane Joaquin is confounding meteorologists from the US, Canada and Europe. The latest forecast nudges the storm a little farther out to sea, but that’s just one of many predictions. Rob Morris, writing for the Outer Banks Voice does a great job of telling why this forecast is so difficult.

National Hurricane Center forecast map at 11:00 a.m. 10/1.

National Hurricane Center forecast map at 11:00 a.m. 10/1.

“A wide spread in computer models is still giving forecasters fits,  but for now, they are aiming the center of Hurricane Joaquin’s path just off the Outer Banks Sunday night.

Top winds reached an estimated 120 mph this morning as the storm lingered near the Bahamas.

Thursday’s 5 a.m. update shows the storm brushing the Outer Banks, which was a shift from 12 hours earlier, when projections had it turning left and aiming directly at the barrier islands.”

Hurricane Joaquin is refusing to live by the rules. Click here to find out why forecasters are unsure of its track.

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