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Hurricane Florence Still an Uncertain Threat to Bermuda, U.S. East Coast Next Week

Hurricane Florence has weakened temporarily over the open Atlantic Ocean, but it will reintensify this weekend and may pose a threat to Bermuda and parts of the U.S. East Coast next week.

Florence previously underwent rapid intensification, with winds increasing from 75 mph at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday to 130 mph by 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Rapid intensification is defined as an increase in wind speed of at least 35 mph in 24 hours or less.

Almost immediately after that explosive strengthening, Florence was steered into strong southwesterly winds aloft, providing wind shear – a change in wind direction and/or speed with height – that is disrupting Florence’s small core, stepping down its intensity.

Read more at the Weather Channel

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