Here’s How Hurricane Franklin Will Impact Maine and New Hampshire
It's here: the dreaded and annual hurricane season.
Fortunately, the Granite and Pine Tree states do not (usually) suffer a major impact from this annual weather phenomenon. But, that doesn't mean we always get out of it without any impact at all.
Currently, there are two hurricanes that are being followed closer than others. The first one, Hurricane Idalia, will impact the southeast, primarily Florida.
The second one is raging off the southeastern United States as a full-blown category 4 storm, according to CBS News. Known as Hurricane Franklin, the current track does not indicate that it will make any landfall at all in the continental United States, however, residents up and down the East Coast, including Maine and New Hampshire will still experience the wrath of this violent storm.
According to WGME 13, Hurricane Franklin will track up the east coast in the coming days. The good part? The major storm will be hundreds of miles offshore.
As the storm encounters colder and colder water along its northern journey, it will begin to lose strength, the news station reports.
As it passes by on Thursday as a projected category 2, Franklin will have the Atlantic Ocean raging, according to WGME. Not only are very strong currents expected at the coast, but Maine and New Hampshire will also experience very large swells and crashing waves along the coastline, the news station reports.
Christian Bridges of WGME's weather team said in part in his latest weather blog,
"[Waves] they really ramp up on the Maine coast on Wednesday, with the peak wave heights on Thursday. Waves will be highest in the midcoast, but all of Maine could see waves as high as 5-8 feet. Currents will also be very strong- it may be a good idea to head to a beach with a lifeguard later this week. Waves gradually diminish heading into the weekend."
News Center Maine echoed that sentiment highlighting long swells and rip currents along the coast.