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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