Weakened Hurricane Epsilon moves north over Atlantic Ocean

James Marshall
October 28, 2020

Epsilon has been wobbling around since last evening, but according to the NHC, its longer-term motion is toward the northwest near 7 miles per hour (11 km/h).

Hurricane Epsilon's maximum sustained winds dropped Thursday as it continues to skirt east of Bermuda over the Atlantic Ocean.

"Anyone going to the beach needs to be aware from now into the weekend", he said.

Minister Ming said, "The Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] determined that a meeting wasn't required today, however I can advise that we've been keeping a close eye on the forecast track of Hurricane Epsilon".

Gradual weakening is expected into the weekend.

Delta, the fourth storm to be given a name from the Greek name list this year, already made landfall in Louisiana as a strong Category 2 hurricane earlier this month.

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Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthens into Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds

Epsilon represents a record for the earliest 26th named storm, beating out November 22 in 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach. So far, there have been 26 named storms, of which 10 were hurricanes. It is to power up this quickly, forecasters said.

The latest hurricane in what has been one of the most active seasons in decades is now packing 110 mile-per-hour winds as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km), mainly to the north of the centre.

2020 has seen an overall increase in both predicted and actual storm systems and hurricanes.

In May, NOAA predicted an above-normal season in the Atlantic, but in August, government scientists updated their outlook.

Over the past couple decades, meteorologists have been increasingly anxious about storms that blow up from nothing to a whopper, just like Epsilon.

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