Sam continues to have major hurricane force as he flies over the open Atlantic waters northeast of Bermuda. Earlier this week, the eye was so large and well defined that hurricane chasers were able to see the stars in the center on Wednesday evening. Sam is not the only area of interest in the Atlantic Ocean. To learn more about Tropical Storm Victor, Click here.
– Hurricane chasers (@ 53rdWRS) September 30, 2021
Tropical storm warnings have been canceled for the island of Bermuda since the strongest winds from Sam have now shifted to the north of the island. Closer to the United States, no direct impact is expected. We will see a high return current throughout the weekend so if you are heading to the beach check the flags!
Sustained winds from Hurricane Sam decreased to 130 mph with locally higher gusts. Sam should continue to weaken as he moves through the cooler waters of the Atlantic.
The forecast has been very consistent in keeping Sam’s center east of Bermuda, but high waves and strong wind gusts will still be a problem this weekend. However, there is still some outside potential that Sam could affect the Canadian Maritimes around next week.
Wanda is the final name on the list of tropical names for this season. If additional names are required, they will be chosen from a additional list of the World Meteorological Organization.
In October, it takes time for the warmer waters to cool down, so there are still parts of the Atlantic Basin that can see tropical development.
Continue to stay with WeatherNation for the latest tropical news as we accompany you through the remainder of the season, which lasts until November 30.