Published: Saturday, 10/3/2015

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI — The latest on Joaquin and the storm’s predicted path. All times local:
5:20 a.m.
Joaquin (wa-KEEN) has sped up a bit as it moves away from the Bahamas, and remains a Category 3 hurricane.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Joaquin was centered today morning about 120 miles (175 kms) northeast of San Salvador, Bahamas, and about 700 miles (1,130 kms) southwest of Bermuda.
It has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph), and is moving northeast at 13 mph (20 kph).
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.
2:40 a.m.
Joaquin (wa-KEEN) has sped up a bit as it moves away from the Bahamas, and remains a Category 3 hurricane.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Joaquin was centered early today about 75 miles (120 kms) northeast of San Salvador, Bahamas, and about 745 miles (1,205 kms) southwest of Bermuda.
It has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph), and is moving northeast at 10 mph (17 kph).
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.
11 p.m.
Joaquin (wa-KEEN) has sped up a bit as it moves away from the Bahamas, and remains a Category 3 hurricane.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Joaquin was centered late Friday about 60 miles (95 kms) northeast of San Salvador, Bahamas, and about 765 miles (1,230 kms) southwest of Bermuda.
It has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph), and is moving northeast at 10 mph (17 kph).
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.
2:50 p.m.
Hurricane Joaquin is battering the Bahamas and moving northward.
Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center in Miami say Joaquin is an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, and hurricane conditions will continue over the Bahamas on Friday as the storm passes.
On Friday afternoon, Joaquin had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph). The storm is about 10 miles (15 kilometers) north of Rum Cay, Bahamas. It’s moving north at 5 mph (8 kph).
A hurricane warning is in effect for much of the Bahamas and other islands. A tropical storm warning is in effect elsewhere, including some Cuban provinces.
Forecasters say slow weakening of the storm is expected to …Read More