Joaquin Speeds Up Forward Motion
Joaquin has sped up a bit as it moves away from the Bahamas, and remains a Category 3 hurricane. As you can see from the illustration, Joaquin's track is moving away from the U.S. and the system is predicted to move into the open waters of the Atlantic.
This morning, The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Joaquin was centered about 120 miles northeast of San Salvador, Bahamas, and about 700 miles southwest of Bermuda. It has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph , and is moving northeast at 13 mph
A hurricane warning is still in effect for parts of the Bahamas. The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for Bermuda.
The weather picture also includes two systems in the far Atlantic, both of those systems are given very little chance of development as we enter into the final weeks of the 2015 Hurricane Season.