At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Zeta had top sustained winds of 110 mph as a Category 2 hurricane at landfall and is the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season. NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings, knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a…

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Tropical Storm Warning expanded into Charlotte ahead of Zeta; many schools switch to 'remote' day

Tropical Storm Warning expanded into Charlotte ahead of Zeta; many schools switch to 'remote' day

Isolated flooding, wind damage, and tornadoes are possible Thursday in the Carolinas. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tropical Storm Warning has been expanded in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County ahead of impacts forecasted Thursday from Zeta. The warning, which had already been issued earlier Thursday for western parts of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, has been expanded eastward to include more of the metropolitan area. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical-storm-force conditions are highly likely for…

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Tropical Storm Warning expanded into Charlotte ahead of Zeta; some schools switch to 'remote' day

Tropical Storm Warning expanded into Charlotte ahead of Zeta; some schools switch to 'remote' day

Isolated flooding, wind damage, and tornadoes are possible Thursday in the Carolinas. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tropical Storm Warning has been expanded in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County ahead of impacts forecasted Thursday from Zeta. The warning, which had already been issued earlier Thursday for western parts of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, has been expanded eastward to include more of the metropolitan area. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force conditions are highly likely…

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Hurricane Zeta hits Louisiana with flooding, power outages

Hurricane Zeta hits Louisiana with flooding, power outages

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane Zeta slammed into storm-weary Louisiana on Wednesday with New Orleans squarely in its path, pelting homes and businesses with rain and howling winds, knocking out power to thousands and threatening to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland in a Gulf Coast region already pounded by multiple storms this year. Roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta made landfall around Terrebone Bay near Cocodrie, an unincorporated…

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Hurricane Zeta crashes onshore in storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta crashes onshore in storm-weary Louisiana

By KEVIN McGILL, STACEY PLAISANCE and REBECCA SANTANA NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta slammed into storm-weary Louisiana on Wednesday with New Orleans squarely in its path, threatening to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland and batter homes and businesses with fierce winds in a Gulf Coast region already pounded by multiple storms this year. Some roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta was making landfall around Terrebone Bay near…

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Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 storm

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 storm

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane Zeta made landfall along the Louisiana coast as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced at 4 p.m. that the storm made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana bringing “hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surges” along the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts. As of 4 p.m., the storm has maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and is moving north-northeast at 24 miles per hour, according to…

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Tropical Storm Warning expanded into Charlotte ahead of Zeta

Tropical Storm Warning expanded into Charlotte ahead of Zeta

Isolated flooding, wind damage, and tornadoes are possible Thursday in the Carolinas. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tropical Storm Warning has been expanded in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County ahead of impacts forecasted Thursday from Zeta. The warning, which had already been issued earlier Thursday for western parts of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina, has been expanded eastward to include more of the metropolitan area. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force conditions are highly likely…

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The Latest: Powerful Hurricane Zeta makes Louisiana landfall

The Latest: Powerful Hurricane Zeta makes Louisiana landfall

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Zeta (all times CDT): 4 p.m. MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Zeta has crashed ashore in storm-weary Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm, striking the latest blow of an extraordinarily busy Atlantic tropical storm season. The Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter aircraft confirmed at 4 p.m. Wednesday that the menacing storm had made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana. The fast-moving storm came ashore…

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Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Hurricane Zeta Forces Shutdown Of Half The Gulf’s Oil Production

Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Hurricane Zeta Forces Shutdown Of Half The Gulf’s Oil Production

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Zeta, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta has entered the Gulf of Mexico, setting off another wave of shutdowns for many oil producers in the region. Reuters reports that BP, Shell, and Chevron are among the companies that have already evacuated some offshore facilities. Overall, energy producers have shut down around half of the Gulf’s oil output in what is now…

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Tropical Storm WARNING issued ahead of Zeta

Tropical Storm WARNING issued ahead of Zeta

Isolated flooding, wind damage, and tornadoes are possible Thursday in the Carolinas. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for parts of North Carolina and South Carolina ahead of impacts from Zeta beginning Thursday morning and even later tonight. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Zeta was upgraded to a category 2 hurricane and expected to make landfall later Wednesday night near New Orleans, Louisiana. The tropical storm system is expected to maintain…

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Tropical Storm Watch issued ahead of Zeta

Tropical Storm Watch issued ahead of Zeta

Isolated flooding, wind damage, and tornadoes are possible Thursday in the Carolinas. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for parts of North Carolina and South Carolina ahead of impacts from Zeta beginning Thursday. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Zeta was a category one hurricane expected to make landfall later Wednesday night near New Orleans, Louisiana. The tropical storm system is expected to maintain tropical storm strength as it moves across the…

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Zeta back up to hurricane status, could bring life-threatening storm surge to Louisiana, Mississippi

Zeta back up to hurricane status, could bring life-threatening storm surge to Louisiana, Mississippi

RALEIGH, N.C. — As expected, Zeta restrengthened overnight and is back at Category 1 hurricane status as it approaches the Gulf Coast. Zeta is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge and strong winds to the coastlines of Louisiana and Mississippi, an area already hit hard by tropical systems this year. The storm could intensify to a Category 2 before making landfall in Louisiana. According to the National Hurricane Center, Zeta has maximum sustained winds of…

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Zeta re-strengthens to a hurricane, takes aim at Gulf Coast

Zeta re-strengthens to a hurricane, takes aim at Gulf Coast

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Satellite image of Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 27, 2020. (Photo: WWAY) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta re-strengthened into a hurricane early Wednesday as Louisiana braced for the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season. Landfall is expected south of New Orleans with life-threatening storm surge and strong winds expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast beginning around midday. – Advertisement – The city has been housing evacuees…

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Hurricane Zeta, approaching Gulf Coast, could bring severe weather to NC

Hurricane Zeta, approaching Gulf Coast, could bring severe weather to NC

Raleigh, N.C. — Parts of central North Carolina will be under a level 1 risk for severe weather on Thursday as the remnants from Zeta pass through the area. Temperatures will be warmer this week before tropical moisture and a chance for severe weather from Zeta approaches. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies. By Wednesday afternoon, skies will become gray as remnants from Zeta approach North…

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Zeta likely to reform as hurricane in Caribbean, severe weather possible Thursday in NC

Zeta likely to reform as hurricane in Caribbean, severe weather possible Thursday in NC

Raleigh, N.C. — Parts of central North Carolina will be under a level 1 risk for severe weather on Thursday as the remnants from Zeta pass through the area. Temperatures will be warmer this week before tropical moisture and a chance for severe weather from Zeta approaches. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies. By Wednesday afternoon, skies will become gray as remnants from Zeta approach North…

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Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast residents are steeling themselves for yet another hurricane. Zeta emerged from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday as a tropical storm after making landfall just north of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum. It’s predicted to become a hurricane again over the Gulf and make landfall again Wednesday night. A hurricane warning stretches from Morgan City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama state line. Zeta is the 27th named storm of a…

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Hurricane Warning in effect for Louisiana, Mississippi as Zeta eyes Gulf Coast

Hurricane Warning in effect for Louisiana, Mississippi as Zeta eyes Gulf Coast

RALEIGH, N.C. — Zeta weakened back into a tropical storm overnight as it moved over the Yucatán Peninsula, but the system is expected to restrengthen before hitting the U.S. According to the National Hurricane Center, Zeta has maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, and it is moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. As of 11 a.m. EST, it’s 25 miles north-northeast of Progreso, Mexico. Working over land has weakened Zeta, but it…

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Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall just north of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph). It weakened to a tropical storm as it crossed over land, but it was expected to regain its strength…

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Zeta reverts back to tropical storm as it moves over Yucatán Peninsula, expected to strengthen back into hurricane

Zeta reverts back to tropical storm as it moves over Yucatán Peninsula, expected to strengthen back into hurricane

RALEIGH, N.C. — Zeta weakened back into a tropical storm overnight as it moved over the Yucatán Peninsula. According to the National Hurricane Center, Zeta has maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, and it is moving northwest at 14 miles per hour. As of 5 a.m., it’s 85 miles east-southeast of Progreso, Mexico. Working over land has weakened Zeta, but it is expected to strengthen back to Hurricane level as it heads toward…

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Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan

Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Zeta came ashore just north of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph). Quintana Roo state Gov. Carlos Joaquín had warned that “nobody should be on the…

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Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for US

Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for US

By GABRIEL ALCOCER, Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico — Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula resorts and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Zeta — the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season — was centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) southeast of Cozumel island Monday afternoon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said….

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Zeta strengthens to Category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Yucatan Peninsula

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tropical Storm Zeta strengthened into a hurricane Monday afternoon as it moves through the Caribbean Sea and into the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center, Zeta is currently located about 105 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, and it is moving northwest at 10 miles per hour. Zeta is forecast to move over the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday, and…

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Tropical Storm Zeta expected to become Category 1 hurricane Monday

Tropical Storm Zeta expected to become Category 1 hurricane Monday

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Monday as it moves through the Caribbean Sea and into the Gulf of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center, Zeta is currently located about 210 miles southeast of Cozumel. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, and it is moving northwest at 9 miles per hour. Zeta is forecast to move over the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday–likely…

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Zeta likely hurricane before hitting Yucatan, heading for US

Zeta likely hurricane before hitting Yucatan, heading for US

MIAMI (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. Zeta, which on Sunday became the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season, was centered about 260 miles (420 kilometers) southeast of Cozumel island late Sunday, the U.S. National…

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Tropical Storm Zeta setting records this week

Tropical Storm Zeta setting records this week

Tropical Storm Zeta formed this morning at 2AM and has tied 2005 for the most named storms during an Atlantic Hurricane Season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — TROPICAL STORM ZETA: 2020 has been a year to remember for obvious reasons but it also memorable for its hurricane season. This morning an infamous record was tied. Tropical Storm Zeta formed from Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight at 2 AM Sunday morning. This is the 27th named storm so far this…

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Tropical Storm Zeta becomes 27th named storm of season, could bring moisture to North Carolina later this week

Tropical Storm Zeta becomes 27th named storm of season, could bring moisture to North Carolina later this week

Tropical Storm Zeta formed overnight, becoming the 27th named storm of this hurricane season. The track currently has Zeta moving into the Gulf. The system will weaken as it migrates into the region but is still expected to produce rounds of potentially heavy rain through Thursday. It will either hit as a weak hurricane or a strong tropical storm. ABC11 First Alert Meteorologist Steve Stewart said Zeta’s formation now ties a 2005 record for 27…

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Tropical Storm Zeta forms, on path to approach Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Zeta forms, on path to approach Gulf Coast

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist; Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform producer As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, we will likely break the record for the most named storms in an active Atlantic hurricane season this year. Tropical Storm Zeta formed early Sunday morning in the Gulf of Mexico, being the the 27th named storm this season tying a previous record from 2005. Models predict that the storm could make landfall twice — once in the…

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Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the Atlantic, on path to approach Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the Atlantic, on path to approach Gulf Coast

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist; Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform producer As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, we will likely break the record for the most named storms in an active Atlantic hurricane season this year. Tropical Storm Zeta formed early Sunday morning in the Gulf of Mexico, being the the 27th named storm this seas tying a previous record from 2005. Models predict that the storm could make landfall in the United States and…

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Tropical Storm Zeta forms near Cuba, expected to strengthen

Tropical Storm Zeta forms near Cuba, expected to strengthen

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Zeta formed early Sunday off the coast of Cuba, becoming the earliest named 27th Atlantic storm recorded in an already historic hurricane season. The system was centered about 250 miles (400 kilometers) south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba, forecasters with the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a 2 a.m. EDT advisory. Zeta was stationary, located near the Yucatan Peninsula about 260 miles (415 kilometers) east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico….

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Tropical Depression No. 28 forms in Caribbean, could become Tropical Storm Zeta

Tropical Depression No. 28 forms in Caribbean, could become Tropical Storm Zeta

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist; Maggie Brown, WRAL multiplatform producer As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, we will likely break the record for the most named storms in an active Atlantic hurricane season this year. Saturday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Depression No. 28 formed in the Caribbean Sea. There have been 26 named storms this season. Hurricane season doesn’t end until Nov. 30, so we will probably see more named storms…

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Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

By PATTY NIEBERG, Associated Press/Report for America DENVER — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it has become the reality of Colorado’s wildfire season. The blazes have burned the second-most acreage since 2000 and included the state’s two largest on record. One of Colorado’s smaller fires exploded late Wednesday from 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) to…

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Hurricane Epsilon Makes a 'Wobbly' Northwest Turn in the Atlantic

Hurricane Epsilon Makes a 'Wobbly' Northwest Turn in the Atlantic

By Derrick Bryson Taylor and Johnny Diaz, New York Times Hurricane Epsilon continued to churn toward Bermuda on Thursday afternoon after making what the National Hurricane Center called a “wobbly” turn toward the northwest. The storm, the 10th hurricane of an extremely active Atlantic season, was about 200 miles east of Bermuda, according to a 5 p.m. Eastern advisory from the hurricane center. Epsilon weakened over the course of the morning and was moving north-northwest…

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Hurricane Epsilon's 'stadium effect' captured in remarkable video and images

Hurricane Epsilon's 'stadium effect' captured in remarkable video and images

One of the strongest storms of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had a unique feature that was only seen by a select few people on Wednesday. One of the strongest storms of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had a unique feature that was only seen by a select few people on Wednesday as Hurricane Epsilon churned over the Atlantic Ocean. “Epsilon, consistent with the theme of the season, overachieved by rapidly becoming the year’s fourth…

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Epsilon instensifies into category 3 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

Epsilon instensifies into category 3 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Hurricane Epsilon intensified into a category 3 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. According to the National Hurricane Center, Epsilon has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. The storm is moving northwest at 10 mph. The NHC said Epsilon is now a “major hurricane” and that the storm has repeatedly defied expectations as it intensified. Epsilon is forecast weaken slightly as it moves northward tonight and passes Bermuda on Thursday afternoon or evening. Bermuda…

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Now a Category 2 Storm, Epsilon Is This Season’s 10th Hurricane

Now a Category 2 Storm, Epsilon Is This Season’s 10th Hurricane

By Derrick Bryson Taylor, New York Times The National Hurricane Center upgraded Hurricane Epsilon to a Category 2 storm Wednesday afternoon, noting that it was rapidly intensifying as it approached Bermuda. Epsilon is now the 10th hurricane of an intense and active Atlantic storm season that still has more than a month to go. Epsilon is moving northwestward over the central Atlantic at 9 mph, according the center’s 2 p.m. Eastern advisory, with maximum sustained…

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Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Satellite image of Hurricane Epsilon (Photo: WWAY) MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, is moving toward Bermuda and could hit the island on Thursday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda, and residents have been urged to closely monitor the storm’s progress. – Advertisement – Epsilon had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph Wednesday morning and was still about…

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Here are the records we're breaking this hurricane season

Here are the records we're breaking this hurricane season

By Zach Maloch, WRAL meteorologist The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season continues to add insult to injury. As Alexander would say “it’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year” and, of course, we are not only talking about hurricane season. So far, the Atlantic hurricane season has seen 26 named storms: 10 becoming hurricanes and 3 becoming major hurricanes. Of the 26 named storms, 23 set records for forming earlier than any of their…

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Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 26th named hurricane of the season

Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 26th named hurricane of the season

Miami — Epsilon strengthened into a Cat. 1 hurricane on Tuesday night with winds of 75 mph. The storm is currently about 545 miles southeast of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is currently movingat 13 mph. The storm is expected to make a slight northwest turn on Thursday. Epsilon will makes its closet approach to Bermuda on Thursday night. Additional strengthening of the storm is expected over the next couple days. Epsilon…

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Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named hurricane of the season

Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named hurricane of the season

Miami — Epsilon strengthened into a Cat. 1 hurricane on Tuesday night with winds of 75 mph. The storm is currently about 545 miles southeast of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is currently movingat 13 mph. The storm is expected to make a slight northwest turn on Thursday. Epsilon will makes its closet approach to Bermuda on Thursday night. Additional strengthening of the storm is expected over the next couple days. Epsilon…

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Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named storm of the season

Epsilon strengthens into Cat. 1 hurricane; 10th named storm of the season

Miami — Epsilon strengthened into a Cat. 1 hurricane on Tuesday night with winds of 75 mph. The storm is currently about 545 miles southeast of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is currently movingat 13 mph. The storm is expected to make a slight northwest turn on Thursday. Epsilon will makes its closet approach to Bermuda on Thursday night. Additional strengthening of the storm is expected over the next couple days. Epsilon…

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Epsilon strengthens into Category 1 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

Epsilon strengthens into Category 1 hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday evening. According to the National Hurricane Center, Epsilon has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The storm is moving northwest at 13 mph. Epsilon is forecast for remain at hurricane strength by the time it approaches Bermuda Thursday. Epsilon should not threaten North Carolina or any other state in the USA. However, the storm will churn up the sea.“If you have weekend plans…

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