It looks very likely we will see the First Category 5 storm since Ike in 2007. Earl looks beautiful on satellite images and he is just strengthening and strengthening. This is a serious storm and will cause an impact from the Carolina Coast up to New England. I do think that the coast of North Carolina COULD see Hurricane force conditions and may see a serious Storm Surge and wave action. Now he looks to come close and then curve to the right of the shore.
THIS IS A SERIOUS STORM. THE NHC WARNS OF A 200 TO 300 MILE MARGIN FOR ERROR ON A 5 DAY PREDICTION. HE IS ALREADY FURTHER WEST THAN FIRST THOUGHT. THIS SHOULD RAISE CONCERN BUT NOT PANIC. REVIEW YOUR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLANS JUST A AS A PRECAUTION. ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD BEGIN IF YOU OWN PROPERTY ALONG THE OUTER BANKS. AGAIN, PRECAUTIONARY PLANS.
All for now.