While the NHC says that Joaquin is a category 2 hurricane the latest aircraft data suggests it is a category 3 major hurricane. Because of this I have upped my intensities on the cone.
As you can see I have put us in the cone and I have it making landfall as a category 2 hurricane. If Joaquin makes landfall in North Carolina it will be a devastating blow. If it makes landfall farther north we would be looking at a catastrophic situation.
This is my last update tonight but please go to my twitter. I will posting late tonight and early tomorrow morning.
If this does actually hit us, I beg of you to heed all evacuations. Joaquin will probably be stronger than Hurricane Sandy at this point.
Join me tomorrow for all the latest on this dangerous situation.