By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — After starting way back on Sept. 5 as a cluster of thunderstorms moving off the hot tropics of Africa, Hurricane Maria is breathing its last gasp in the North Atlantic, where warnings are in effect for parts of the Newfoundland coast.
Maria still has sustained winds of 75 mph and could bring some extra-large and potentially destructive waves, along with one to three inches of rain, as it passes near or over southeastern Newfoundland sometime Friday. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Maria to become extra-tropical Friday night but will continue to pack a punch as it races across the North Atlantic, possibly bringing another round of stormy weather to northern Ireland and Scotland. (more…)
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