Hurricane Florence “Not A Threat At This Time”

September 5, 2018

Hurricane Florence is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 673 nm to the ESE, 6am Saturday [Sept 8] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Hurricane Florence September 5 2018

“The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “Florence is temporarily moving toward the northwest near 13 mph [20 km/h]. A turn back toward the west-northwest is expected later today, and this general motion is expected to continue with Florence’s forward speed decreasing by the weekend.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph [165 km/h] with higher gusts. A gradual weakening trend is forecast to begin tonight and continue through Friday. After that time, Florence is forecast to restrengthen through the weekend.

“Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles [30 km] from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles [150 km].”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Hurricane Florence September 5 2018

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