Hurricane Joaquin Has Been Pretty Shifty, But Threat to NYC Eases

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Hurricane Joaquin at 9 a.m. Friday.

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Joaquin at 9 a.m. Friday.

With a category 4 rating and tropical storm-force winds up to 205 miles beyond its core as of Friday morning, Hurricane Joaquin is still a dangerous storm—immediately for the Bahamas, and potentially for others. But the latest National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast has the storm swinging away from the Eastern seaboard. Since it emerged as a threat over the weekend, forecasts have gone back and forth on whether the storm might threaten the East Coast. All images are from the NHC:

11 p.m., Sunday, September 27
11 p.m., Sunday, September 27

5 a.m., Monday, September 28
5 a.m., Monday, September 28

11 a.m., Monday, September 28
11 a.m., Monday, September 28

11 p.m., Monday, September 28
11 p.m., Monday, September 28

5 a.m., Tuesday, September 29
5 a.m., Tuesday, September 29

5 p.m., Tuesday, September 29
5 p.m., Tuesday, September 29

5 a.m., Wednesday, September 30
5 a.m., Wednesday, September 30

2 p.m., Wednesday, September 30
2 p.m., Wednesday, September 30

5 p.m., Wednesday, September 30
5 p.m., Wednesday, September 30

2 a.m., Thursday, October 1
2 a.m., Thursday, October 1

8 a.m., Thursday, October 1
8 a.m., Thursday, October 1

2 p.m., Thursday, October 1
2 p.m., Thursday, October 1

8 p.m., Thursday, October 1
8 p.m., Thursday, October 1

11 p.m., Thursday, October 1
11 p.m., Thursday, October 1

8 a.m., Friday, October 2
8 a.m., Friday, October 2