Today is Tuesday October 4th, 2016 and Hurricane Matthew is currently a category 4 storm and is hitting Haiti. The projected path is for the storm to travel northwest and graze across the east coast of Florida. As it passes over Haiti, the storm is going to weaken slightly due to the mountainous terrain. The crazy part about this storm is how massive it is. A category 4 storm is typically more concentrated but Matthew is spread out over a vast distance.
Here’s my prediction of the wind over the next week in St Petersburg as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
The wind will begin to turn on in the afternoon out of the NE from 15 to 20 kts.
Ikitesurf’s forecast for Wednesday looks bleak but with a projected Category 4 hurricane to the southeast of us, my bet is on some strong winds.
The wind on Thursday will be out of the NE 20 to 30 kts.
Ikitesurf predicts the wind out of the north but the Hurricane will still be to the southeast of us so we’ll be getting wind from the top of the storm meaning the direction will be out of the NE.
The wind Friday will shift to the N then NW at 20 kts.
As the storm passes over and moves to the north of us, we’ll get the tail end of the wind. This wind will be the cleanest and Friday will be the best day for kiteboarding. There will be strong winds with less chance of showers.