Cleanup after Dorian resumes in Bahamas as tropical storm Humberto swirls away

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2019

Tropical storm Humberto has now intensified into the third Atlantic hurricane of 2019 with top sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, according to meteorologists in a report issued on September 15.

Hurricane Humberto is slowly making a turn to the northeast and will begin pulling away from the southeastern United States while slowly strengthening during the first half of the week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km).

Humberto has been upgraded to a hurricane as it moves farther east into the Atlantic Ocean and away from land.

The rainfall is expected to hit Bermuda late on Wednesday or early Thursday.

A storm system the National Hurricane Center said in its 5:00 a.m. advisory has an 80 percent chance of development within five days and 50 percent within 48 hours, is now projected to track north of the Caribbean islands.

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Earlier in the day, the NHC warned that Humberto - although far from land - could cause large swells over the next few days, as well as risky surf conditions in Florida, Georgia and SC.

Thousands of victims of Hurricane Dorian crowded into shelters as a tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds threaten the already devastated Bahamas.

"Hurricane Dorian has been classified as Category 5".

An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico has a low 10-percent chance of development before it moves inland along the northwestern Gulf coast on Monday night or Tuesday.

Across the rest of the Atlantic, a tropical wave with an embedded low pressure area located about halfway across the Atlantic.

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