Maria is on a straight shot for Puerto Rico on Wednesday, with the Virgin Island of St. Croix in its way Tuesday night. Peak winds of 160 mph may decrease by 20 to 40 mph as the eyewall of the hurricane rebuilds (“eyewall replacement cycle”) as the storm continues to mature. The center core of Hurricane-force winds sustained over 74mph is ‘only’ 60 miles wide, but that’s wider than the island of Puerto Rico. In any case, this is likely to be a direct hit of a powerful storm with one to two feet of rain, 6 to 9 feet of storm surge. Tropical storm force winds are likely to affect the other Virgin Islands that already took the direct hit from Irma.
Where to look for Saturn in the sky…
Saturn is low in the southern sky just after sunset. It is up all evening.
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