With the latest forecasts predicting a Category 4 storm, the Northeast’s storm season is in its second week.
And while the region has been spared the brunt of Matthew’s storm surge, there is a growing sense that we may have underestimated how devastating it would be.
As with most things in the weather industry, this storm is a combination of science and hype.
In some ways, it is both.
And in others, it’s both the opposite.
In the past, the National Hurricane Center’s prediction for the storm has been for a Category 5, which would mean it would hit the coast within a few days.
But the latest data shows it has hit much harder, reaching hurricane strength before it had moved inland.
That has prompted some to argue that the forecast is too strong and that Matthew is heading to the US coast, where it is forecast to get stronger.
But the problem with the NHC’s latest forecast is that it’s based on a combination on the scale of the storm.
Matthew is not expected to make landfall until late on Tuesday, when it will be moving west-northwest.
This means that the storm will only be impacting the Northeast coast for a little bit before it reaches the Atlantic.
This is important because the Atlantic coastline is a much larger region than the Northeast, which means that its storm surge will be much higher than it was during Matthew.
“Matthew is not just a hurricane that will be a Category 3 or 4, but it’s a Category 1 or 2,” said David Rippon, a research associate at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
“The Atlantic has the potential to produce this kind of storm.”
In terms of what Matthew will look like, Rippoff said that the US coastline will be affected by two different kinds of storms: Category 1 and Category 2.
The Category 1 category of storm is characterized by powerful waves and winds, such as hurricane force.
A Category 2 storm is more akin to a hurricane, with waves that are stronger, but the wind speed is also less.
Matthew has already been classified as a Category 2, meaning it is capable of making landfall anywhere in the US.
“The main thing that’s going to be affected is the ocean,” Rippo said.
“The waves and the winds are going to have to be much stronger.
If they are very strong, it can be pretty destructive.”
As such, Matthew’s path will also be impacted by the timing of the landfall of the two storms, which is why forecasts for a landfall are much more complex than they used to be.
If the storm hits the coast first, it will become a Category 0 storm, meaning the storm is not capable of causing damage.
This would make landfall on the coast of Rhode Island at 7:15pm ET on Tuesday.
But if it hits the west coast, it could make landfall closer to 8pm ET, which will mean the storm can cause widespread damage in the region.
If Matthew makes landfall early on the East Coast, it might cause damage in New York City, where the storm could cause damage that would have to include the collapse of a building.
And if it does strike the West Coast, New Orleans could see the strongest winds, as Matthew is forecast as moving along the Mississippi River and into Louisiana.
So while Matthew is predicted to have a big impact on the Northeast coastline, the impact could be less than the National Weather Service had predicted.
Rippsons model does not include the impact of Hurricane Irene, which hit the US in 2005 and caused the worst flooding in US history.
Irene was rated a Category 6 hurricane, meaning its impact would be severe enough to cause damage to at least 10 million people.
“It is more like a Category 7 than a Category 8,” Riemons said.
But as the storm progresses westward, it would become a much more powerful storm, which could lead to even more damage.
Riemers model also does not account for how Matthew will interact with a number of other storms that are already in the path.
Hurricane Wilma is a Category 9 storm, with a wind speed of 110mph, which Riemes model is not able to accurately predict.
So the storm, if it ever makes landfall, could produce even more damaging winds.
While Matthew has the ability to bring heavy rainfall to parts of the US, the Atlantic has a different set of challenges.
In the past decade, storms in the Atlantic have brought a significant amount of rainfall to the region, including a record-breaking season in 2016 when more than 7 million people in the East were forced to evacuate.
And Matthew could bring even more to the area.
However, the hurricane season in the Northeast is extremely busy.
While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the storm to be strongest when it reaches coastal areas in the mid-Atlantic, the storm’s strongest winds will likely come from the