Storm Warning for Florida Keys by Epsilon

Storm Warning for Florida Keys by Epsilon The Florida Keys and the Yucatan Peninsula should monitor the progress of this storm The observ...

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  • Storm Warning for Florida Keys by Epsilon
  • The Florida Keys and the Yucatan Peninsula should monitor the progress of this storm
  • The observatory indicates that the strong waves produced by Epsilon will affect the east coast of the United States.

Storm warning for the Florida Keys. A wide area of ​​low pressure southwest of Grand Cayman Island has a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or the next named storm in 48 hours in the Caribbean, as the Epsilon threat continues.

Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) gave the system a 90 percent chance of development early Saturday. If the system becomes a tropical storm, it would be called Zeta, according to USA Today.

Meanwhile the hurricane Epsilon, which is already far from the Bermuda islands heading northeast, produces “high currents” on the North Atlantic coast, according to Agencia Efe.

Epsilon is expected to continue moving northeast with a rapid increase in translation speed tonight, continuing into the early hours of next week.

The observatory indicated through Twitter that the strong waves produced by Epsilon will affect the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands and the east coast of the US and Canada for the next few days, favoring surfers.

Epsilon, the 10th hurricane of the Atlantic season, carries sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km) and at 9:00 GMT its center was located 335 miles (570 km) north-northeast of Bermuda and 815 miles (1,315 km) southwest of Cape Race, on the Canadian island of Newfoundland.

In the Caribbean, a large area of ​​low pressure located southwest of Grand Cayman Island could turn into a tropical depression in the next few hours, according to the NHC, which is based in Miami. This system could move near western Cuba on Monday and through the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico “slowly” on Tuesday, according to Agencia Efe.

The Florida Keys and the Yucatan Peninsula should monitor the progress of this disturbance, the observatory indicates. The flight to the area of ​​a hurricane reconnaissance plane has been scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon, the NHC said.

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With Epsilon, which is currently Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, there are ten hurricanes formed this season, of which the largest was Laura, who made landfall in Louisiana in late August and caused at least 77 deaths. and damages of 14,100 million dollars throughout its journey.

The previous Epsilon hurricane, Delta, also made landfall in Louisiana, in this case on October 9.

Florida Keys Alert

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This Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on November 30, is the second most active in records. Only in 2005 were more storms and hurricanes recorded.

Epsilon is the name of a letter in the Greek alphabet. Greek letters are used to name storms and hurricanes when the list of 21 names that the International Meteorological Organization draws up for each hurricane season is exhausted.

In 2005, the year of powerful Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, there was an Epsilon storm.

With information: Agencia Efe

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Hurricane Epsilon has already risen to Category 3 ‘Major Hurricane’

Hurricane Epsilon became a Category 3 “major hurricane” last Wednesday with maximum winds of 115 miles per hour (185 km / h) on its way to the North Atlantic and passed east of the Bermuda Islands.

Then, in an unexpected twist, he lost the strength to direct his fury at Europe.

At 8:00 p.m. ET (00:00 GMT), its center was located 315 miles (510 km) southeast of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported.

It likely won’t touch Bermuda, but they could feel its effects, so a tropical storm watch was issued for the archipelago. It was forecast that Thursday afternoon or evening the Epsilon center will make a “zoom” into Bermuda.

With winds of 185 kilometers per hour (115 miles per hour), Epsilon gained 80 km / h (50 mph) in wind speed in just 24 hours, officially qualifying as a rapidly intensifying storm. It is the seventh of the season to gain hurricane strength so quickly.

Over the past two decades, meteorologists have been increasingly concerned about storms escalating out of nowhere to pose a major threat, as in the case of Epsilon.

They created an official threshold for this dangerous and rapid intensification: a storm that gains 56 km / h (35 mph) in wind speed in just 24 hours.

Epsilon was expected to make its closest approach to Bermuda on Thursday afternoon or evening, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Residents have been urged to be very vigilant about the meteor.

Florida Keys Hurricane Epsilon Warning

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Epsilon major hurricane, rose to category 3 and takes an unexpected turn

The Epsilon storm surge was already beginning to affect Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and the Leeward Islands, and it was forecast to create dangerous surf and surf conditions along the New England coast and the Canadian coast in the Atlantic in the next few days.

Epsilon was located about 340 miles (545 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and was moving northwest at 10 mph (17 km / h), the Miami-based NHC reported.

Epsilon major hurricane, rose to category 3 and takes an unexpected turn

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With respect to the first hours of this Wednesday, his travel speed has decreased and is now 10 miles per hour (17 km / h).

The private weather service AccuWeather, which offers real-time monitoring, shows that Epsilon has moved to category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which measures these phenomena by the strength of its winds.

The Epsilon winds may even strengthen before tomorrow is near Bermuda. Tonight the hurricane will turn northwest and then north.

According to the trajectory pattern, Epsilon will pass through the east of Bermuda but without touching it and days later it will dissipate in the North Atlantic far from the American continent.

The strong swell produced by this system is already affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles and the Leeward Islands and is expected to reach the east coast of the US and Canada in the coming days.

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