Hurricane Joaquin is coming

Hurricane Joaquin may be the first storm of the 2015 hurricane season to make landfall in the US.

Here’s how the storm looked on Tuesday, September 29:

What we know so far

  • As of 11AM on Wednesday, Hurricane Joaquin was classified as a Category 1 storm with 80 mile-per-hour winds, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • If Joaquin made landfall in the US, it would be the first to do so since Hurricane Arthur hit North Carolina in early July.
  • As of Wednesday, most of the Bahamas are either under a hurricane warning or watch.
  • The effects of the storm are expected to start hitting the southeast coast of the US by Thursday.
  • Joaquin could build to a Category 3 storm with winds at 115 miles per hour by Saturday morning.

Here’s a map showing Joaquin’s current trajectory:

We’ll keep you posted as the storm develops.

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