HURRICANE KATIA – update #2
Still spinning and churning up the Atlantic Ocean, HURRICANE KATIA is still a Category 1 storm and about to pass between the U.S. and Bermuda.
As of right now the storm has maximum sustained winds of 75 knots (85 mph) with gusts to 90 knots. The hurricane has a minimum central pressure of 978 mb. And as of the latest advisory, HURRICANE KATIA is tracking to the northwest at about 10 mph.
So will HURRICANE KATIA hit the United States? Should we be concerned about this tropical cyclone?
The only thing people along the coast will have to worry about are heavier surf conditions for the next couple of days. Apart from that the hurricane is forecast to make a right turn to the northeast within the next day or two and head to the northern Atlantic. The computer models are in consensus, and when you factor in the cooler sea surface temperatures, the hurricane will be weakening AND heading away from the U.S. and Canada.
Right now there’s still a threat of tropical storm force winds striking the island of Bermuda, and the country is currently in a TROPICAL STORM WATCH.
As for the U.S. and Canada, that’s about it. Case closed. End of story.