At this time, it appears Bill's most significant impact on the U.S. will be the agitation of the coastal waters.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Bill moving closer to America, but tracking saefly so far
At the moment, Bill is moving northwestward over the western Atlantic. Though some of the computer models have recently nudged its projected track a little closer to North America, a strong midlatitude low-pressure system migrating southeastward from Canada into the Ohio Valley will reach the East Coast in 3-4 days. This system is expected to strengthen winds from the southwest along and east of the Appalachians. This air flow should steer the storm itself safely away from the Lower 48.