Humberto Hurricane Waring Bermuda Jerry Tropical Storm Watch St Maarten St Barthelemy
Hurricane Humberto is raking Bermuda at the moment. Hamilton Bermuda is reporting southwest winds at 40 mph gusting to 62 mph as of 6pm Atlantic Standard time. Humberto is located 100 miles west northwest of Bermuda as of the 5pm advisory. Hurricane force winds will batter the island tonight before Humberto begins to move away to the north on Thursday.
There is an Air Force plane headed into Humberto right now and on the satellite picture it seems that Humberto may have already reached peak intensity. The eye is cloud filled and it is perhaps a bit less symmetrical than it was 24 hours ago. None the less it is a category 3 hurricane on the current advisory with max winds of 120 mph. Once Humberto is done with Bermuda it will move northeast or north northeast parallel to our coastline. Look for rough ocean seas with rip currents and high waves developing on Thursday and possibly lasting into Saturday.
Humberto will eventually turn back to the northeast or east northeast and poses no threat to Nova Scotia or New Foundland. It may eventually make its way across the Atlantic as a strong extra tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Jerry is a small tropical storm but it has strengthened today. Maximum winds are now 60 mph and Jerry is expected to become a hurricane in the next day or so. Conditions are favorable for strengthening at least for now Tropical Storm Watch is posted for St Maarten and St Barthelemy in the Northern Leeward Islands.
Jerry is moving west northwestward. The ridge to the north is not all that strong to force Jerry on a more westerly course which would make it a bigger threat for the Leeward Islands. The current forecast track will take Jerry just north of the Leewards but close enough for some impact in the northernmost islands.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION IMELDA
Tropical Storm Imelda came inland into Southeast Texas yesterday as a minimal tropical storm however it is creating a huge rain problem for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Some areas have received over a foot of rain and rainfall amounts could double from here as the radar still shows lots of heavy downpours and thunderstorms still going on. The heaviest rains are falling mostly to the east and northeast of Houston.
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