Hurricane Earl Forecast: Long Island, New York Likely to Face Tropical Storm Conditions | Metropolis | WSJ

(WSJ) — Hurricane Earl finished traversing the Gulf Stream Wednesday night, and he has emerged like a bodybuilder on steroids. The massive storm is now just 10 mph away from officially becoming the northernmost Category 5 hurricane in Atlantic basin history, and parts of the East Coast will begin feeling Earl’s arrival as soon as Thursday afternoon.

Only eight storms as strong as Hurricane Earl have passed within 100 miles of its present location since record keeping began in 1853, and seven went on to make landfall in the U.S. or Canada. The most recent was Hurricane Betsy’s New Orleans landfall in 1965.

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