Major Hurricane Paul An Increasing Threat To Baja;Rafael Heads For Bermuda

By: hurricaneben , 10:34 PM GMT on October 15, 2012

TS Rafael
Tropical Storm Rafael is still very close to hurricane strength. It should become a hurricane shortly and pass just east of Bermuda late tomorrow as a minimal hurricane. Nothing major is expected in terms of damage but TS Conditions still can cause some minor damage and TS warnings are up so interests in Bermuda should prepare. So far, it does not look like the Lower 48 will face a threat of any kind.

Hurricane Paul
Hurricane Paul has strengthened explosively into a category three major hurricane this afternoon. Weakening is expected from here but hurricane warnings are up for Baja California so while the area should not expect a catastrophic major hurricane, a brush from a weaker hurricane is still forecast in the next 36 hours and may lead up into minor to locally moderate damage.

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