Hurricane Sam Strengthening | Tracking the Tropics

Tracking the Tropics

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Sam remains a Category 3 storm with winds in excess of 115 mph. It is forecast to remain a major hurricane this week, likely becoming a Category 4 storm Tuesday. It will turn to the NW and then north by Friday. The forecast track will take it just to the east of Bermuda on Saturday as a major hurricane. This is not a threat to the U.S. and will narrowly miss being a landfalling storms as it breezes past the Caribbean Island and the Bermuda island.

The remnants of Peter are located a few hundred miles SE of Bermuda. They have become a little better organized and conditions are somewhat favorable for redevelopment into a tropical depression in the next day or two. By midweek, conditions are no longer favorable for development. NHC is giving this system a medium chance to redevelop. There are 2 other areas of interest off the coast of Africa we’re keeping an eye. on.

The primary list of names for the season only has 2 left. We will likely transition to our secondary list of names this season. Hurricane season goes through the end of November.

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