Hurricane Maria Spaghetti Models Continue East of Sebastian, Vero Beach

Hurricane Maria spaghetti models still show movement to the east of Sebastian and Vero Beach.
Hurricane Maria spaghetti models still show movement to the east of Sebastian and Vero Beach. (Photo: CNN)

SEBASTIAN – Hurricane Maria is currently making landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 with winds of 155 mph, just 2 mph shy of a Category 5, as residents in Sebastian and Vero Beach continue to monitor the storm.

Spaghetti models for Hurricane Maria continue to shift more eastward from Florida and farther away from the Sebastian and Vero Beach coastline.

Computer models continue to show a movement to the east, causing no threat to Florida. Meteorologists are now trying to decide where the storm will go when it passes Florida.

There is no threat to our local area at this time.

If Maria stays on its current track, then it will take a similar path as Jose, which has is now a tropical storm off the northeast coastline of the United States.

“Although there has been a slight reduction of intensity, Maria remains an extremely dangerous hurricane,” the National Hurricane Center said.

NOAA stated that Maria is likely to remain a large and powerful hurricane for the next 5 days.

NOAA's cone shows Hurricane Maria farther away from Florida.
NOAA’s cone shows Hurricane Maria farther away from Florida. (Photo: NOAA)

Hurricane Maria Maria’s core is already making landfall over Puerto Rico, bringing life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall to the island.

“A Hurricane Warning is also in effect for the Virgin Islands, the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas, where Maria is expected to bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall,” NOAA stated.

Sebastian and Vero Beach residents are finally getting their lives back to normal after Hurricane Irma. Power has been restored in almost all of Indian River County.

Hurricane Maria is a dangerous storm because of its high winds and slow movement. Currently, it’s moving to the west-northwest at approximately 10 mph. Irma had high winds but moved at speeds of 30 to 35 mph when it was in the Caribbean.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.