Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

| 10/09/2018 | 10 Comments
Cayman News Service

Hurricanes Florence, Isaac and Helene, 6:45am on 10 Sept 2018 (NHC)

(CNS): On Sunday evening Isaac became the third Hurricane to emerge in the Atlantic hours after Tropical Storm Helene became a Hurricane and Hurricane Florence began intensifying. None of the hurricanes currently pose a threat to the Cayman Islands. Florence is heading towards Virginia and the Carolinas, where a state of emergency has been declared, and Helene appears to be heading north, well away from land. Isaac, which is a small hurricane, is headed towards the Caribbean and may give cause for concern in our region later this week. Meanwhile, disorganised showers and thunderstorms over the Cayman Islands associated with a weak surface trough moving northwestward could become a tropical depression later this week.

The National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Florence was rapidly intensifying early Monday, and was expected to become an “extremely dangerous major hurricane” through Thursday. Moving toward the west-northwest near 9mph on the forecast track, the centre of Florence will approach the southeastern coast of the United States on Thursday. With winds of over 105mph, Florence is category 2 hurricane.

Helene is also expected to strengthen from its current status as a category 1 hurricane. Moving west-northwest near 17 mph with a turn to the northwest expected on Wednesday, Helene is not expected to pose any threat to land.

Isaac became the fifth hurricane of this season on Sunday night when it was around 1,300 miles east of the Windward Islands. At 5am Monday, Isaac was moving toward the west at around 13mph and was expected to arrive in the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are around 75mph; strengthening is expected over the next day or two but it’s expected to weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Everybody is invited to my house except…well you know who. He can stay by himself. God Bless.

  2. Anonymous says:

    yawn…i ain’t scared of a bit of wind and rain…..just bring it.

  3. BeaumontZodecloun says:

    Isaac is going to plow through a LOT of wind shear shortly, and will probably ramp down a bit, however if it survives to say, longitude -75, it may be in waters more conducive toward development; current steering currents are also supportive of bringing any TC into our area, particularly the Sister Islands.

    With the general propensity of the Bermuda/Azores high moving further west, it seems more and more likely that Isaac will recurve out to sea, and the current model consensus supports this.

    We were all “more safe” yesterday, when the model consensus put the future tracking right on top of us. Why? Because it always changes as it gets closer. ;o)

    • Anonymous says:

      Gosh you do sound very very very knowledgeable. I’ll be sure to look out for any more pearls of wisdom you see fit to drop. That way I’ll feel fully prepared all the time.

      • BeaumontZodecloun says:

        Not wisdom, but merely my opinion, as is common in weather discussions. Then, you and others write their observations, and we all learn something, if that is our purpose for joining the discussion.

        One “very” was probably sufficient to make your point. Sorry if my comment sounded “know-it-all” to you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Isaac the one to watch this week for us. Hopefully decides the Caribbean not worth visiting.

  5. Anonymous says:

    By eleven this morning Florence was cat four , this is incorrect .

  6. Anonymous says:

    Buy your can food and batteries bobo!

  7. Anonymous says:

    hope not issac as insurance will try their best to not pay….????

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