The 2010 Farmers’ Almanac offered a hurricane outlook for this season that included two hurricane threats for the Northeast states in late August and early September.
To quote our exact overview … ” Finally, the Atlantic seaboard will be in the cross hairs for tropical cyclone activity, starting with an unusually early hurricane threat in mid-June, followed by another threat in late August, and yet a third threat in early September. And if that isn’t enough, another tropical system could sideswipe the Northeast coast as we make the transition from summer to fall. Typically, tropical cyclone activity over the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea increases precipitously during the second week of August and reaches its traditional peak on September 10.”
Fortunately the first hurricane (June) never formed, but with Danielle and now Earl on the radar, the Farmers’ Almanac’s outlook/warning may be off by a few days but pretty darn accurate!
From the 2010 Farmers’ Almanac
Northeast Forecasts Zone 1
28th-31st. Hurricane threat.
1st-3rd. Thunderstorms, then pleasant.
4th-7th. Improving weather for Labor Day holiday: scattered showers, thunderstorms, then turning fair.
8th-11th. Hurricane threat, then clearing, cooler weather.
Southeast States Zone 3
28th-31st. Scattered thunderstorms.
1st-3rd. Thunderstorms clear Atlantic Coast, turning pleasant.
4th-7th. Potentially stormy Labor Day weekend, with a hurricane threat.