Tropical Storm Florence A “Potential Threat”

September 8, 2018

Tropical Storm Florence 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 363 nm to the south at 6am on Tuesday [Sept 11] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

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The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “Florence is moving toward the west near 9 mph (14 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple days.

“A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected by early next week and continue into middle part of next week. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the warm waters of the southwestern Atlantic Ocean through Wednesday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual restrengthening is forecast over the weekend, and Florence is expected to become a hurricane again by Sunday and a major hurricane early next week.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.”

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  1. Ok…but what do you really think?
    I mean…I know it’s think already…but…what’s your gut feeling?
    Your having reservations aren’t you.
    Well…Ahm gonna let de win blow an see what happins .

  2. Ya mama says:

    So do we prepare or just sit here and wait to the storms on top of us

  3. Franklin Jr says:


    Florence is as much of a threat as a meteor strike

    “But Emily….” – there have been a few advances in this sort of thing in the past 30 years

    I basically had to force my landlord to board up for Nicole in 2016. “Yeah, they always say it’s coming but it never does”.

  4. PANGAEA says:

    When ever there is an approach of any hurricane we always fully prepare we go through all the motions regardless if it is a direct hit or a mis we do this a week ahead of time, why ? because it gives us a chance to help others.

    This is a time when we all must help one another
    Practice makes perfect
    Good as a practice fire drill.
    Never ever wait till the last minute.
    The preceeding rain storm will make it dificult to perforn the requires tasks
    Do not nail ply wood on walls , the ply will always break loose.

  5. PANGAEA says:

    Planning to use electrical tools an equipment in the rain are you !

  6. andrew says:

    weird comments very weird.