Very positive National Weather Service briefing for today!
Hurricane Joaquin has started to move North. The NWS feels good about its track and does not expect it to impact Virginia's weather. We mainly have to continue to deal with the weather front that we are experiencing now.
The Blackwater River is not forecasted to cause any major issues for us based on the forecasted amounts of rain we could continue to see throughout the weekend.
Winds inland will be pretty much what we have been experiencing and will continue through the weekend with higher winds on the coast. Do not expect major issues with trees and forecast isolated problems of downed trees due to the saturated soil and forecasted winds.
If you have any questions, please contact Chief Vince Holt at 757-562-8581 or the DFA Office at 757-562-6900.
This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. The black line, when selected, and dots show the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast track of the center at the times indicated. The dot indicating the forecast center location will be black if the cyclone is forecast to be tropical and will be white with a black outline if the cyclone is forecast to be extratropical. If only an L is displayed, then the system is forecast to be a remnant low. The letter inside the dot indicates the NHC's forecast intensity for that time:
D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPH
S: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH
H: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH
M: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH