Hurricane Joaquin continues to move northeastward at a pretty good clip and after reaching almost a category 5 hurricane this afternoon it has weakened some during the evening. The satellite does show a bit more of a ragged look and it is likely to slowly weaken as it moves toward Bermuda. Hurricane Warning is now in effect for Bermuda but the hurricane should take a jog to the left on Sunday that should keep the core of the hurricane to the west of the island. It will be a close call and tropical storm conditions will be experienced there.
...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE JOAQUIN CONTINUING NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD BERMUDA... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...28.0N 68.9W ABOUT 385 MI...620 KM SW OF BERMUDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...944 MB...27.88 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for Bermuda. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Bermuda
One of the things that really stands out on the loop is the strong tropical inflow that is going on off the Atlantic into the Carolinas where they are getting hammered with over a foot of rain and extensive flooding being reported in many areas. Meanwhile the noreaster conditions that are affecting the NYC Long Island New Jersey coastalines continues with another overnight high tide with coastal flooding and beach erosion likely. But this is a completely separate event from the hurricane. The track of Joaquin should accelerate to the northeast into the westerlies once the hurricane goes north of Bermuda.
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