Ainslie, Waterhouse to miss SailGP regatta in Taranto, Italy
The second regatta in SailGP’s second season will be notable for who’s missing as much as who will be sailing in Taranto, Italy. The biggest absence will be that of Sir Ben Ainslie, who helmed the British team to victory in the podium race in the opening regatta in Bermuda after Tom Slingsby’s defending champion Australian team dominated the fleet racing. Ainslie will miss the Taranto regatta Saturday and Sunday as well as the stop in his home waters in Plymouth on July 17-18 due to long-standing personal commitments.news.yahoo.com
‘Bermuda High’ already well-developed, factors into brand new warm summer forecast
The center of this high pressure system is often centered near Bermuda, so we call it the Bermuda High. It shows how the Bermuda High has stretched back to the west into the eastern U.S. The Bermuda High usually is most evident in the southeast third of the U.S. in July and August. This position is also one of the reasons hurricanes are guided around the Bermuda High into the Gulf Coast States. It screams of moisture coming from the Gulf of Mexico, around the outer edge of the Bermuda High.mlive.com
A second disturbance forms in Gulf of Mexico, and it’s not even hurricane season yet
Another disturbance has formed in the Atlantic — this time in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center. The first disturbance, near Bermuda, is on the cusp of depression formation.news.yahoo.com
Weakened Hurricane Epsilon moves north over Atlantic Ocean
MIAMI – A weakened Hurricane Epsilon moved northward Friday over the Atlantic Ocean, a day after after skirting well east of Bermuda. Epsilon's top sustained winds fell Thursday to 85 mph (140 kph), dropping it from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. But large ocean swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days, the hurricane center warned. Earlier in the week, Epsilon had gained 50 mph (80 kph) in wind speed in just 24 hours to become a major hurricane on Wednesday. This year's season has had so many storms that the hurricane center has turned to the Greek alphabet after running out of official names.
Weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirting well east of Bermuda
MIAMI – A weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirted well east of Bermuda on Thursday night, prompting officials to lift a tropical storm warning for the Atlantic island. The Miami-based center said Epsilon was about 190 miles (300 kilometers) east of Bermuda at 11 p.m as it moved north-northwest at 9 mph (15 kph). Forecasters said the storm would track over the Atlantic Ocean well east of the island in coming hours. Earlier in the week, Epsilon had gained 50 mph (80 kph) in wind speed in just 24 hours to become a major hurricane on Wednesday. This year's season has had so many storms that the hurricane center has turned to the Greek alphabet after running out of official names.
Major Hurricane Epsilon: Tropical storm warning for Bermuda
MIAMI – Epsilon rapidly gained major hurricane strength on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to skirt east of Bermuda in the coming day, the U.S. National Hurricane Center says. The Category 3 storm is packing top sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) and Bermuda remains under a tropical storm warning. Epsilon gained 50 mph (80 kph) in wind speed in just 24 hours, officially qualifying as a rapidly intensifying storm. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday afternoon or evening, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. This year's hurricane season has had so many storms that the Hurricane Center has turned to the Greek alphabet for storm names after running out of official names.
Epsilon Becomes A Powerful Post-Tropical Cyclone Over The North Atlantic
Location 675 miles ENE of Cape Race Newfoundland Wind 70 mph Heading NE at 46 mph Pressure 28.59 Coordinates 38.8W, 48.6NDiscussionAt 300 AM GMT (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Epsilon was located near latitude 48.6 North, longitude 38.8 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 46 mph (74 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Monday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next day or so before the post-tropical cyclone is absorbed by a large extratropical low pressure system on Monday night or early Tuesday. Tropics Models at 8:10 Monday Morning, October 26thLand HazardsSURF: Large swells generated by Epsilon will affect Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, portions of the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada through Monday.
Tropical storms and billowing wildfire smoke rage in the same NASA satellite photo
Storms and wildfires rage in the same satellite photo snapped by NASA's Aqua satellite. A satellite spotted several tropical storms and dozens of wildfires ravaging the United States together in one image. NASA's Aqua satellite captured six tropical storms and more than 100 different U.S. wildfires in a single photo snapped on Tuesday (Sept. 15). In the Atlantic, on the right of the image, are several other tropical storms. In the lower right-hand corner of the image, you can see Hurricane Teddy, swirling east of the Leeward Islands.space.com
Paulette rolls toward Bermuda; Sally threatens Gulf Coast
The biggest threats were strong winds, storm surge, up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain and life-threatening surf and rip currents. Tropical Storm Sally was inching up from Florida to the Gulf Coast and prompted a hurricane watch from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to the Florida-Alabama border. Storm surge from Sally was forecast to reach dangerous levels, due in part to the tide. A slow moving storm, Sally could produce rain totals up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) by the middle of the week, forecasters said. Once a tropical storm, Rene was down to depression status by Saturday night.
Teddy Heading Toward The Northwest Coast Of Newfoundland
Location 530 miles NNE of Halifax Nova Scotia Wind 50 mph Heading NNE at 32 mph Pressure 28.8 Coordinates 57.3W, 51.0NDiscussionAt 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy was located near latitude 51.0 North, longitude 57.3 West based on the Marble Mountain, Newfoundland, radar and surface observations along the west coast of Newfoundland. On the forecast track, the center of Teddy should move closer to the northwestern Newfoundland coast tonight and into the Labrador Sea on Thursday before merging with a larger extratropical low. By the Sea, Newfoundland (near the Cow Head Lighthouse) reported a barometric pressure of 979 mb (28.91 inches). SURF: Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting Bermuda, the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. WIND: Gusty winds are possible along the western coast of Newfoundland tonight.
New Orleans under hurricane watch from Tropical Storm Sally
MIAMI – Tropical Storm Sally formed Saturday off south Florida, becoming the earliest 18th-named storm on record in an Atlantic hurricane season as it enters the Gulf of Mexico amid signs of strengthening further. In the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. forecast, meteorologists said a hurricane watch is in effect for metropolitan New Orleans. A tropical storm watch has been extended westward from the Okaloosa/Walton County Line to the Alabama/Florida Border. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Paulette had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph) and was 460 miles (745 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda, where a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning are in effect. Tropical Storm Rene weakened in recent hours and was reclassified as a tropical depression.
New Tropical Depression Forms Over The Western Atlantic
The depression is moving toward the east-northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). On the forecast track, the center of the depression will move near or just northwest and north of Bermuda tonight and early Sunday. Little overall change in strength is likely, however the system could become a tropical storm later today. Land HazardsWind: Tropical Depression Five could cause gusty conditions on Bermuda and over the nearby waters later today or tonight. Rain: Tropical Depression Five is expected to produce total rain accumulations of less than 1 inch with possible isolated maximum amounts of 4 inches in and around Bermuda.
Earl Cameron, pioneering British film actor, dies at 102
Cameron was cast in one of the starring roles in Pool of London, a 1951 crime noir movie that was the first British film to feature an interracial relationship. During the 1950s and 1960s, he supplemented his film work with frequent British TV roles, including two episodes of Doctor Who in 1966. Unless it was specified that this was a part for a Black actor, they would never consider a black actor for the part. I got mostly small parts, and that was extremely frustrating not just for me but for other Black actors. We had a very hard time getting worthwhile roles.In 1972, Cameron got to work alongside another Bahama-born actor who broke barriers for Black film actors.
Tropical Storm Arthur spins out to sea, will drench Bermuda
Tropical Storm Arthur moved further out to sea Tuesday and was expected to dissipate into a depression before dumping heavy rain on Bermuda later in the week. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season sent rain over North Carolina Monday and forecasters warned to expect dangerous surf and rip currents for another day along parts of the U.S. East Coast. The storm had top sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kmh) Tuesday morning, and was moving east-northeast at 15 mph (24 kmh) on a path that would carry its center over the island of Bermuda on Thursday. Arthur formed Saturday in waters off Florida, marking the sixth straight year that a named storm has developed before June 1. By late Monday, storm watches and warnings in effect for parts of the North Carolina coast were canceled.
Monroe Post Office to host passport fair
A passport fair will be hosted from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday at the office, 210 W. Front St.Do the winter blues have you searching for affordable flights? Monroe County residents are being offered an easy way to obtain a passport at the Monroe Post Office. The Monroe office will assist in the application process, along with taking passport photos for an additional $15. In these instances, applicants also will be charged overnight express mail delivery costs, payable to the Postal Service. Consider completing the application in advance customers may download a passport application at travel.state.gov.monroenews.com
Google to end 'Double Irish, Dutch sandwich' tax scheme
Google parent Alphabet will no longer use an intellectual property licensing scheme, known as the "Double Irish, Dutch sandwich," which allowed it to delay paying U.S. taxes, 2018 tax filings show. Dutch filings, which were seen by Reuters, showed that in 2018 Google moved 21.8 billion euros ($24.5 billion) through its Dutch holding company to Bermuda, up from 19.9 billion in 2017. Google, like other multinationals that make use of international tax minimization strategies, has always said it pays all its taxes. "Including all annual and one-time income taxes over the past ten years, our global effective tax rate has been over 23%, with more than 80% of that tax due in the US." For more than a decade, Dutch, Irish and U.S. tax law allowed Google to enjoy an effective tax rate in the single digits on its non-U.S. profits, around a quarter the average tax rate in its overseas markets.cnbc.com
3 tropical systems spinning in Atlantic
Tropical storms Jerry, Karen and Lorenzo were spinning in the Atlantic on Sept. 24, 2019. (CNN) - Tropical Storms Jerry, Karen and Lorenzo are spinning across the Atlantic Basin and two of them are impacting land Tuesday. Jerry to turn towards BermudaTropical Storm Jerry is a strong tropical storm with sustained winds of 60 mph. Karen strengthens back to tropical storm statusKaren, lost strength Monday afternoon and dropped to a tropical depression. It will take a more northerly direction and tropical storm force winds could arrive in Puerto Rico by Tuesday afternoon.
Hurricane Humberto leaves most of Bermuda in the dark
Hurricane Humberto is moving out of the Bermuda area and is expected to weaken. HAMILTON, Bermuda - Bermuda will be feeling only some leftover winds Thursday as Hurricane Humberto keeps moving further into the Atlantic. By early Thursday, the center had discontinued all warnings for Bermuda as Humberto churned about 195 miles north northeast of Bermuda. Humberto is one of three stormsThe hurricane is one of three storms drawing attention in the Atlantic basin this week. Meantime, Tropical Storm Jerry, brewing in the Atlantic, is expected to become a hurricane by the time it reaches the northern Leeward Islands on Friday, the hurricane center said.
Hurricane lashes Bermuda as new storm aims at Mexico resorts
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 Mexicos southwestern coast. Bermuda Gov. AdvertisementThe U.S. National Hurricane Center said maximum sustained winds were still at 120 mph late Wednesday. The storm was centered about 130 miles north-northeast of Bermuda and moving east-northeast at a brisk 23 mph. Tropical Storm Jerry also formed Wednesday far out in the Atlantic and was forecast to become a hurricane before closing in on the outermost Caribbean islands Thursday night or Friday.latimes.com
Category 3 Humberto may swipe Bermuda Wednesday
Humberto, a sprawling Category 3 storm, is packing sustained winds of 115 mph as it pushes east-northeast about 285 miles west of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday at 5 a.m. Two to 4 inches of rain, dangerous waves along south-facing beaches and a storm surge of 1 to 3 feet also are expected, the hurricane center said. And Tropical Storm Jerry, still far east of the Leeward Islands, could strengthen into a hurricane by week's end. Humberto could strengthen as it passes Wednesday into Thursday morning less than 100 miles to the island's north, Jones and Garrett said. "Weather should begin to deteriorate in Bermuda later today," the hurricane center said early Wednesday.
Hurricane Humberto gaining strength as it barrels toward Bermuda
With wind speeds of 100 mph -- and gusts up to 120 mph -- the Category 2 storm could still become a major hurricane before it comes dangerously close Wednesday night to Bermuda. The hurricane will pass less than 100 miles north of the island territory, according to the current forecast track from the National Hurricane Center, which noted Tuesday at 11 a.m. A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch have been issued by the Bermuda Weather Service. Only 21 hurricanes have passed within 100 miles of Bermuda over the past 100 years. The last hurricane to make landfall in Bermuda was Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014.
Cruise Erupts in Cheers as Late Passengers Jump On Board Just in the Nick of Time
People onboard a cruise ship erupted in cheers as two fellow passengers raced back to the vessel before it left port in Bermuda's Ireland Island. The June 14 incident was captured on video by a passenger and posted on social media. Angela Rosetti was onboard the Norwegian Escape with her friend when the tardy passengers scrambled to the dock. The two made it on board the vessel just in the nick of time, and there was no tension among the other waiting passengers. It was really funny.RELATED STORIESCruise Ship Hit by Rogue 115 MPH Wind Gust, Injuring PassengersCosta Rican TV Host and New Husband Are Couple Left Behind as Cruise Sailed AwayCouple Frantically Races After Cruise Ship Leaving Without Them