Noel in Bermuda Triangle, could become hurricane
Tropical Storm Noel now has sustained winds of just below hurricane strength as it turns north northeast, crosses the western corner of the fabled Bermuda Triangle and heads for the Canadian Maritime provinces. Here's the latest advisory.
Tropical storm warnings for southeast Florida have been dropped, but a hurricane watch is posted now for the northwest islands of the Bahamas, with watches elsewhere in the islands. And gale warnings are up for Bermuda. Not a good time to be cruising to Bermuda, folks. But the surf will be up along the Atlantic beaches, including Ocean City this weekend. That's Jupiter Inlet, Fla. in the photo above. Florida beaches are taking a pounding and beach erosion has become a big concern. Beachside structures are threatened along 400 miles of coastline.
The storm is expected to merge with the prevailing weather systems now dominating the North Atlantic, thus becoming "extratropical." But that only turns it into a kind of nor'easter, still a powerful storm at sea and nothing to be trifled with.
Here's the satellite loop.