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Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

The Ministry of National Security, the Emergency Measures Organization and the Bermuda Weather Service hosted a meeting on Thursday [Aug 16] to provide an updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season briefing to stakeholders.A spokesperson said, “Yesterday’s [August 16] EMO meeting was an opportunity for the Bermuda Weather Service to provide the... Read more of this article

Subtropical Storm ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

Subtropical Storm ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

[Updated] Subtropical Depression Five is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours having passed. Graphic courtesy of the BWS:The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of Subtropical Depression Five... Read more of this article

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Prediction

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Prediction

“Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are conspiring to produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, “NOAA said today [Aug 9]. “There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from being over. We urge continued preparedness and vigilance,” said Dr Gerry Bell, lead seasonal... Read more of this article

BWS: Subtropical Storm ‘Not Threat To Bermuda’

BWS: Subtropical Storm ‘Not Threat To Bermuda’

The fourth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed, however Subtropical Storm Debby is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs having passed. Graphic courtesy of the BWS:The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100... Read more of this article

BWS: Hurricane Chris Remains “Potential Threat”

BWS: Hurricane Chris Remains “Potential Threat”

[Updated] Tropical Storm Chris continues to be “a potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said this evening [July 9], with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 3 days is forecast to be 309 nm to the NW at 3pm on Wednesday [July 11] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this... Read more of this article

BWS: Tropical Storm Chris A “Potential Threat”

BWS: Tropical Storm Chris A “Potential Threat”

[Updated] Tropical Depression Three is a “potential threat to Bermuda,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 393 nm to the WNW at 6am on Tuesday [July 10] with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.” Graphic... Read more of this article

Hurricane Beryl ‘Not A Threat At This Time’

Hurricane Beryl ‘Not A Threat At This Time’

[Updated: The depression has strengthened into a hurricane, the first of the 2018 Atlantic Season] Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic, however is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 1147 nm to the SSE, 9am on Sunday... Read more of this article

Minister Caines On Hurricane Preparedness

Minister Caines On Hurricane Preparedness

Following the ‘official’ start of hurricane season on June 1st, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines is advising everyone to “check and restock all of your hurricane supplies so that we will not be caught out in the event of a hurricane.” Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister Caines reminded the public that Hurricane... Read more of this article

Fitch: Experts Expect ‘Normal’ Hurricane Season

Fitch: Experts Expect ‘Normal’ Hurricane Season

After enduring one of the more active hurricane seasons in recent memory, U.S. P/C Insurers are well positioned for what is pointing to an average hurricane season in 2018, according to Fitch Ratings in its annual hurricane season preview report. Fitch Ratings said, “Early forecasts of the upcoming June 1 to November 30 hurricane season suggest... Read more of this article

Alberto: First Named Storm Of 2018 Season

Alberto: First Named Storm Of 2018 Season

The first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has arrived, with Subtropical Storm Alberto forming ahead of the ‘official’ beginning of hurricane season which is on June 1st. The U.S. National Hurricane Centre in Miami said that Alberto is carrying maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and is located some 105 miles north of the western... Read more of this article

‘Slightly Above-Average’ Hurricane Season

‘Slightly Above-Average’ Hurricane Season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a “slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2018,” citing the relatively low likelihood of a significant El Niño as a primary factor. “Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are currently near their long-term average values. Consequently, they are considered... Read more of this article