A lot of people have asked me if Bermuda was impacted by Hurricane Matthew. It wasn’t, but the lesser scrutinized Tropical Storm Nicole will come over the island on Thursday and will give us plenty of rain and winds of 50mph.
Matthew impacted me in that it meant a mate and I’s weekend in Miami had to be shelved as we couldn’t get there from Dallas in time to make it worthwhile. That’s more the annoying because Matthew’s track moved away from Miami and all they really got was a downpour.
Matthew kept away from the Florida coast but did make landfall in South Carolina as a CAT 1 (75mph winds) all the way to Myrtle Beach before shooting back out into the ocean. It is now expected to turn back on itself and head back to the Florida east coast and potentially the Caribbean. It is modeled also to lock horns with TS Nicole.
Matthew may have moved away but a combination of a dangerous storm surge, the tide, and large and destructive waves will cause areas near the coast off the Carolina’s to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The beautiful city of Charleston (photo) is particularly under threat.