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Hurricane Earl sends dangerous surf to Maine

There will be high seas across Maine beaches the weekend of Sept. 10 and 11.
Credit: Jason Nappi
Credit: Jason Nappi

MAINE, USA — Hurricane "Earl" is churning in the Atlantic Ocean, about 600 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

Earl will bring large, breaking waves to the entire Maine coastline the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 10.  

Credit: Jason Nappi

A high surf advisory is up, and swimmers are advised to be careful at the beaches.

Credit: Jason Nappi

Earl is a large hurricane, as can be seen on the tropical satellite Saturday morning. 

Credit: Jason Nappi

The wind field from the hurricane is expected to stay far east of Maine.

Credit: Jason Nappi

Here is a look at the high surf advisory for the mid-coast and southern coast. Downeast Maine is also included. 

Credit: Jason Nappi

The National Weather Service says waves up to seven feet are forecasted just offshore, with four- to six-foot waves along the beaches. 

Credit: NWS

For the latest track on Hurricane Earl, you can click here

For updates about what's going on around Maine and to join the conversation, you can go to my Facebook and Twitter pages.

-NEWS CENTER Maine Meteorologist Jason Nappi 

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