First of all, this is NOT Hurricane Joaquin hitting the Mid Atlantic. That storm is more than 1000 miles away and now on the move away from the Bahamas into the central Atlantic. The winds are down slightly to 125 mph and it is now moving to the northeast at 13 mph… away! Track map is posted below.
It is a large storm but not hitting us now. The hurricane fore winds reach 50 miles from the center, while the tropical storm force winds extend 205 miles away. Not enough to reach the US. But this complex pattern is making it feel like a tropical storm, lasting for many days. The combination of Joaquin with a closer upper level Low in the Southeast US and very strong High Pressure in eastern Canada is funneling the wind in off the ocean. The beaches have had 50 mph gusts and waves to 10 15 feet. Off shore buoy has measured waves over 20 Ft and conditions will get worse at mid day high tide and again after midnight as seen in this map.
National Hurricane Center Update and Track Map
- ABOUT 165 MI…270 KM NE OF SAN SALVADOR
- ABOUT 660 MI…1060 KM SW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH...205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…940 MB…27.76 INCHES
Watches and Warnings
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Government of the Bahamas has discontinued all watches and warnings for the Bahamas and for the Turk and Caicos Islands.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. For Bermuda, the tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 36 hours. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
More sights from the beaches:
Coastal Storm and Joaquin related stories:
- Joaquin Still Cat 4 Now Moving North, Not US Storm
- Storm Water Levels: Animation For Chesapeake Bay
- Tropical Storm Like? 17 Ft Waves Already, Warnings, Tides
- It May Feel Like A Hurricane Despite Joaquin Far Offshore
- 3 Day NASA Video Of Hurricane Joaquin Developing
Hurricane Joaquin Update and Track Map
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