One of the great things about living in New England is that we rarely have to deal with hurricanes and tropical storms.  Yes, we did get them, but only once every few years.  Until this year, apparently.

In mid-September, we dealt with a near miss from Hurricane Lee.  Even though there were concerns that the storm could cause some real damage to the state, even inland parts of the state, the effects and damage were minimal.

Now, it looks like we could soon be dealing with another nasty storm.

According to the meteorologists from WMTW, Maine, New Hampshire, and even a little bit of Massachusetts currently lie in the forecast cone of Tropical Storm Philippe.

Currently, the storm is still a long way off (about 1,000 miles), so a lot can change in the next few days.

The article explains that as of 5 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, the storm is about 150 miles away from St. Thomas.  That puts it about 800 miles away from Bermuda.

As of Wednesday morning, Tropical Storm Philippe was cruising along at 9 miles per hour and had 45-mile-per-hour winds.

Jeffrey Grospe / Unsplash
Jeffrey Grospe / Unsplash

They are calling it a disorganized storm, but saying that its wind speed will increase as it heads north.  At this point, it appears to be following a similar path to that of Hurricane Lee.

That means it could swing west and spank Maine or swing east and hit Canada.

Whichever direction it heads in, the affected areas will likely get a mixture of winds and rain.  And, on the coastline, the surf will be higher than normal.

We'll be sure to pass along updates when we get more information.

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