Hurricane Florence became the first major storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday as it moved on a path that could take it toward Bermuda. Florence has been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 115 mph. The eye of the hurricane is centered about less about 1,170 miles east-southeast of Bermuda as Florence moves in a northwest direction at 12 mph. That path is expected to continue through the night, when it's forward speed is expected to decrease in speed. Sustained winds have decreased from 130 mph Wednesday when Florence was classified as a Category 4 hurricane. While the storm is expected to continue to weaken, the National Hurricane Center expects it to remain a strong hurricane for the next several days. If Florence continues its current track across the Atlantic, it is likely to hit Bermuda. It should also miss Puerto Rico – located nearly 1,600 miles southwest – who started the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season with 11,000 … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence churns toward Bermuda as Gordon soaks U.S.
Hurricane Florence is still way out in the Atlantic, but the Category 3 storm could threaten the US East Coast by late next week.The first major hurricane of the 2018 season, Florence on Wednesday morning had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was about 2,000 miles from the US coastline, still way too far out for a confident landfall prediction.Still, the European and American computer models on Wednesday morning showed a menacing hurricane coming dangerously close late next week to North Carolina's Outer Banks, a significant shift westward from earlier model runs. Other predictions, though, showed Florence staying 500 miles offshore.The storm's track will depend on the development and movement of a number of weather systems as the storm gets steered by a large ridge of high pressure in the eastern United States and northern Atlantic Ocean, as well as the progress of a low pressure trough across the country.So, while it's certainly not … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the year, could pose a threat to the US East Coast
MIAMI -- Florence became the first major hurricane of the Atlantic season Wednesday as it moves on a path that could take it toward Bermuda. The Category 3 hurricane's maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 120 mph. Hurricane Florence is centered about 1,405 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west-northwest at 10 mph. "A gradual weakening trend is forecast to begin tonight and continue through Friday," forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in an advisory early Wednesday morning. "After that time, Florence is forecast to restrengthen through the weekend." … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence strengthens on possible path to Bermuda
After a very quite August, the Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up with numerous areas to watch over the next week or so. Hurricane Florence is one of those areas as it churns out into the Central Atlantic. The storm has intensified to a category 3 hurricane, making it the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Florence is forecasted to continue intensifying as it moves northwest over the next few days. That being said, this storm could potentially impact the United States east coast. + Click Here for First Alert Doppler 6000 Gordon Weakens to a Tropical Depression Over Mississippi At this time, it does not appear to impact South Florida. However, there is still much uncertainty with this forecast as it is more than 5 days out. Hurricane Florence will need to be closely monitored for the extended period. Behind Florence, there are two tropical waves that bear watching over the next 5 days as well. One of them is centered a couple hundred miles … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence Becomes First Major Hurricane of the Season
HURRICANE Florence is the latest tropical storm for 2018 and it’s currently moving in a north-north-westerly direction towards the US East Coast. Forecasters believe the storm will then hurtle towards the UK, bringing with it high winds, heavy rain and possible even some frost. Where is the tropical storm now? Hurricane Florence is currently swirling in the mid-Atlantic, close to the US east coast. Florence could potentially track more to the north, keeping it east of Bermuda and over the open waters of the central Atlantic next weekend and into the following week before being moved along by an eastward jet stream. The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) is from 1 June to 30 November. While Hurricane Florence isn’t expected to hit Florida, the passing storm could still cause rough seas that could potentially pound the sunshine state and the island of Bermuda. Hurricane Florence may then be picked … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence – where is the tropical storm now, will it hit the UK and what’s the latest weather forecast?