Credibility is at stake as New York Times horoscope predicts Hurricane Irene’s landfall
New York’s Times has warned that Hurricane Irenee is set to hit the region on Tuesday, but it’s a warning that could backfire, potentially damaging the paper’s credibility.
The newspaper said Tuesday that the storm will likely be a “once-in-a-lifetime storm” that will make landfall somewhere between the United States and South Carolina, a region that is home to some of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.
It is also one of several cities with hurricane-force winds, and will make an impact on the Atlantic coast.
The hurricane could be “a once-in a lifetime storm,” the Times said.
“The storm will make impacts on the coasts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, which are among the biggest cities in the region,” the paper said in a statement Tuesday.
“If Irene is a once-over-the-week event, then the hurricane will make a second landfall, bringing the hurricane’s maximum sustained winds to 115 mph.”
Irene was forecast to pass north of Cape Cod and south of the Florida Keys on Monday.
On Tuesday, it will be closer to the southern tip of Georgia and Tennessee, where the hurricane has a maximum sustained wind of 115 mph.
As the storm approaches, the hurricane-strength winds will be “particularly intense in some areas,” the newspaper said.
But it will have “limited impact” on the coast, which could make it a “disaster,” the news service said.
In a forecast for Tuesday, the newspaper predicted that Irene will weaken to a tropical depression with maximum sustained rainfall of 3 to 6 inches, with wind speeds of up to 80 mph.
But the forecast for the rest of the week said the storm could “remain in a tropical storm category.”
The storm is the first hurricane to make landfall in New York since Hurricane Irena in 2013.
The Atlantic hurricane watch is in effect from Monday through Tuesday.
A few days ago, New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said that the state’s top emergency management official said Irene would “make landfall somewhere within the state of New Jersey.”
The state’s highest-ranking official on Hurricane Sandy, New Mexico Gov.
Susana Martinez, told reporters that Cuomo’s comments “have been a lie.”
“There is a reason why people are concerned about Irene,” she said.
“It is not the time for a lie.
We have the biggest coastline in the country and we have a storm system that is moving fast.”
While the New York storm is being labeled a “tropical storm,” it is not a hurricane, and is not expected to become a hurricane.
The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning that it had not been given the storm’s strength.
Meanwhile, a storm warning is in place for the Gulf of Mexico from Tuesday through Thursday.
The storm, which is expected to move northeast on Wednesday, is expected, the National Weather Service said.