Bill, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, may soon become a major one. Despite the headline-grabbing attention that storms of this magnitude garner, we should feel no impact from the storm.
The projected track into the weekend takes Bill on a northerly trek, keeping him well offshore of the U.S. East coast, but potentially very close to Bermuda. High surf conditions can be expected along the coast, though, as ocean swells will propagate a good distance from the actual storm.
The steering currents that are expected to keep Bill away from us are the same ones that brought the East very cool weather the first half of this summer, i.e. an unusually strong drop southward in the jet stream.
Posted by Jim Duncan