Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthens into Category 1 hurricane with 90 miles per hour winds

Epsilon Forecast To Become A Hurricane Approaching Bermuda

Large swells generated by Epsilon are already affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the Leeward Islands, and are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days.

The storm's path is slated to continue a "wobbly" turn to the northwest before spinning out to the northeast Atlantic, where it will progressively weaken.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

Epsilon became the 10th hurricane of 2020 in the Atlantic late Tuesday and has really ramped up in strength today.

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. The storm was located about 615 miles (995 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda as of 5 p.m. EDT and it was moving northwest at 13 mph (20 kph).


Rough surf and a high threat of rip currents will linger through the weekend as Hurricane Epsilon passes well offshore, and swimming will be risky for all levels of swimmers throughout the Outer Banks.

Epsilon remains a large storm system.

Gradual weakening of the hurricane is expected into the weekend.

As of today, towards the end of the season, there have been 26 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and five major hurricanes.

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Epsilon was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 30.6 North, longitude 61.3 West. Epsilon has been wobbling toward the west recently, but its longer-term motion is toward the northwest near 7 miles per hour (11 km/h).

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