Major coastal flooding is occurring along the Jersey shore. In addition to that high wind warnings and advisories have been issued. In Cape May winds will gust to 60 miles per hour. Along the rest of the Jersey shore winds will gust to 50 miles per hour.
The next high tide is at Midnight.and we should expect more major coastal flooding and huge waves along the Jersey shore.
This is not caused at all by Joaquin but is actually caused by a nor'easter being enhanced by sharp pressure gradient.
As for Joaquin the Out to sea track is still looking like the likely one. However, the setup is very interesting below is a look at the latest steering winds.
Also here is the latest satellite image.
Joaquin's center is where the red box is located. The arrow shows the low pressure associated with a trough that could bring Joaquin into the East coast. What needs to happen is for Joaquin to get close enough to the trough that it pulls it into the coast.
Like I said this scenario is still unlikely but I have definetly not given up on Joaquin yet,
More updates are coming soon! I will be tweeting all afternoon and into the night.