National Hurricane Center has the eye passing over the bloom area on Sunday morning, so we’ll see winds from the east pick up on Saturday.
Heres the view from the afternoon MODIS imagery for an idea of scale.
Here is the current view of Irene and the MARACOOS CODAR network. The MARACOOS HF Radar team has been hard at work preparing the network, and it is ready. Most of our people are off the beach with only one more group to return from Cape Hatteras this morning. The region is ready. We’ll have a final operations conference call before the storm at 9:30 am today.
Here is the wave forecast. Peak waves are forecast to be over the bloom on Sunday morning. These are very big waves.