Published: Sat, September 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Hurricane Humberto lashes Bermuda as new storm Lorena aims at Mexico resorts

Hurricane Humberto lashes Bermuda as new storm Lorena aims at Mexico resorts

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on three Tropical Storms whirling at the same time in the Eastern North Pacific.

As the tropical rainstorm spurred by Imelda's remnants finally starts to taper in Texas, Bermuda eyes its second hurricane threat in 10 days.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic region, Jerry strengthened into a hurricane on a track that would carry it near the northern Leeward Islands on Friday and north of Puerto Rico on Saturday. Hurricane force winds extend ten miles from the center of the storm, and tropical storm force winds stretch out to 45 miles from the center.

Jerry, the 10th named storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, was 640 miles east of the Leeward Islands late Thursday morning.

On Sept. 22, a Tropical Storm Watch was in effect for St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius.

Meteorologists were also monitoring Humberto, which strengthened into a major hurricane in the western Atlantic and then weakened ahead of delivering fierce winds in Bermuda on Wednesday night. Lorena was centered Thursday afternoon about 185 miles (300 kilometers) east-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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In addition to Jerry, several tropical waves are being monitored for potential development.

The storm will pass north of the islands later today. Jerry is forecast to produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches with maximum amounts of 3 inches across the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, as forecasters are warning, the storm could move dangerously close to Bermuda over the next few days.

Hurricane Humberto had been causing risky surf conditions but has now dissipated over the Atlantic.

The hurricane isone of three storms drawing attention in the Atlantic basin this week. One is just southwest of Hispaniola.

Hurricane Humberto rushed past Bermuda, lashing the British Atlantic territory with powerful winds for hours before beginning to move away early Thursday, as new Hurricane Lorena swirled in the Pacific posing a threat to resorts on Mexico's southwestern coast. "6 at once in both basins combined is thought to tie a modern NHC record, with two other disturbances adding the cherries on top of a insane busy day!" This data is helpful to forecasters because storms are not uniform around tropical cyclones and it helps pinpoint where the strongest storms are located.

The first tropical wave was about 700 miles east of the Windward Islands early Friday and was moving quickly westward at about 20 mph.

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