The skies are too clear life's so easy today
My friends at the weather channel tell me Hurricane Bill has weakened slightly, with maximum sustained winds near the center now at 120 mph. This makes Bill a category 3 hurricane.
On Davis Island I have had about 1 hr of heavy rain & high winds, the rest of the time it’s just been another day in Paradise. Today I rode my bicycle to the store, yesterday I played tennis.
Bill will continue moving over warm waters, and therefore could return to category 4 status. Hurricane Bill is located 695 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, while continuing to move quickly off to the northwest. Bill should begin turning in a more northerly direction by later Friday. Based on all available forecast data at this time, it appears that Bill will track west of Bermuda and east of the Eastern U.S. Coast over the next few days. A vigorous upper-level trough now moving into the Plains and Upper Midwest, will continue to push east this weekend. This will help to deflect Bill from any U.S. landfall.
The upper level high farther out in the Atlantic should cause the hurricane to pass west of Bermuda. However, regardless of a direct landfall, some impacts will be felt along the Eastern U.S. and Bermuda coasts.
Waves will become elevated today from North Carolina to central Florida as swells produced by Bill begin to reach the East Coast. Into the weekend, waves will spread northward into New England and increase in size.