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Posted at 2:20 PM ET, 09/ 2/2010

Earl weaker, still a serious threat to East Coast

By Capital Weather Gang

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As of 2 p.m., Hurricane Earl's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 125 mph, which now makes it a Category 3 storm (down from 140 mph and Category 4 earlier today). Though continued gradual weakening is anticipated, the National Hurricane Center expects Earl to remain a powerful hurricane as it passes the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

See our earlier posts for Q & As about impacts from the Outer Banks to the VA/MD/DE beaches, and for the Northeast/New England area.

By Capital Weather Gang  | September 2, 2010; 2:20 PM ET
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Posted by: snowedin85 | September 2, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Driving down to the northern neck for the weekend, likely via 301 through southern MD (La Plata, Waldorf, etc).

Would tonight or tomorrow noon-ish be the better choice weather-wise? It's kind of between Tidewater and DelMarVa, so I can't get a good feel for how/if this area might be affected, and when. Thoughts?

Posted by: dcnative71 | September 2, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse


Either one should be ok. Avoid tonight after midnight through noon tomorrow.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | September 2, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, CWG!

Posted by: dcnative71 | September 2, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

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