Hurricane Matthew 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew will suggestively influence the United States southeastern coastline getting on this week all along the upcoming weekend. The ruthlessness of any unswerving bearings will be the fact, how close the epicenter of Matthew traffics in the vicinity of the southeastern states.

Following are some important facts that everyone must know regarding the Matthew:

  1. What is the time?

The NHC forecast has brought forth a vague understanding of the possible timings of the Matthew and those are as follows: Florida Peninsula especially the eastern bit will experience it on Thursday and Friday, perhaps creeping through to Saturday morning in the northeast Florida. Southeast Georgia on the other hand will face the Matthew on Friday and Saturday. Lastly, Eastern Carolinas shall also be possessed on Friday and Saturday and shall conceivably go towards the start of Sunday.

  1. What shall be the consequences?

Irrespective of the epicenter, huge impacts are in store from the Matthew. Gigantic and pummeling waves shall brush on the coastline and henceforth anyone coming in proximity of the water is alarmed beforehand of the threat at hand. Coupled with the bashing waves, there is coastal flooding expected off the Matthew. However, the degree of danger can only be indicated once the true route of the hurricane is devised. Worst case scenario is the combination of the hurricane plus a high tide, which can result in disasters along the coast. Therefore, anyone living near the coast should be warned and told to evacuate in case there is devastation.

  1. Will there be winds?

The probability for tropical storm-force winds (39 mph+) or hurricane-force winds (74+ mph) is expected. However, the exact speed cannot be determined until or unless the course is clear.

As per today’s news, the course of the hurricane is near the coast which again is an indication that the winds can be very overwhelming from Florida’s east coast to coastal Georgia and the Carolinas.


Not only can the winds bring along strong water currents, but it can also uproot trees, damage local buildings knock over vehicles and disrupt the electric supply by cutting off aerial wires.

  1. What are the threats associated?

Apart from the Matthew, flooding and tornadoes are also a problem. Again, Florida and North Carolina will be at maximum harm experiencing up to 12 inches of rain. The winds can also transform into isolated tornadoes.

  1. When will it end?

Many theories have come forth since the Matthew has surfaced. Some say that it shall be pulled off by a jet stream dip into the Atlantic Canada. Others condemn this route, stating that a jet stream dip will occur but instead of taking the hurricane along, it will push it back. Henceforth the Matthew will go south into the next week. All in all, no one can be a hundred percent sure about the track the Matthew will follow.

In conclusion, it’s important to keep up to date about the ongoing of this hurricane to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.