Large Humberto’ strengthening, hurricane watches issued for Bermuda

Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 11:56 am – Humberto continues to strengthen with residents of Bermuda on high alert Humberto continued to strengthen on Monday, becoming a Category 1 hurricane early in the day and reaching maximum sustained winds near 150 km/h by evening. Humberto continued to pick up steam early Tuesday becoming a Category 2 storm with increased winds to near 160 km/h. A hurricane watch is now in effect as Humberto’s course is set to take it on a rare path — directly toward Bermuda.

By early Monday morning, large swells were impacting much of the southeastern United States coastline. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions” over sections of central Florida and North Carolina for the next couple of days days. Humberto is also expected to drop another 50 mm of rain on the storm-ravaged northwestern Bahamas as it crawls away from the U.S. coast.

Some additional strengthening is forecast through the day Tuesday with the NHC forecasting it to become a major hurricane on Wednesday as it approaches the island of Bermuda.Read More….

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