Epsilon could bring big waves for the weekend.
- October 21, 2020
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- By Story/Photos By Bryan Davis - CEO Surfguru
Epsilon is looking to be a big wave maker this weekend for the East Coast starting with some big conditions on Friday as the Hurricane’s ground swell begins to replace the current wind swell. Winds should be backing off a little for the weekend which could bring a little cleaner conditions according to the long term models. The surf will begin dropping after Monday with some possible leftovers into the middle of next week. Be sure to check out the surf report and the cams for the latest because these swells can shift.
Epsilon became a hurricane over Tuesday night, then "rapidly intensified" in the overnight hours. The formation of this storm in this location is a testament to the unusually warm waters this late into the season. Weak vertical wind shear and waters with marginal oceanic heat content could allow for some additional modest strengthening today. Epsilon is also a record for the earliest 26th named storm, breaking the record from 2005 which only had 22 named storms by this date.
Key Messages from NOAA:
1. Tropical storm conditions are expected on Bermuda beginning
later today and continuing intermittently through late Thursday,
when Epsilon is forecast to make its closest approach east of the
island. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bermuda.
2. Dangerous surf and rip currents are likely occurring along the
coasts of Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the
Leeward Islands. These conditions are expected to spread to
portions of the east coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada
during the next couple of days.
Story By Bryan Davis - CEO Surfguru