After Ana fizzled out and became just a big downpour in southern Florida, Hurricane Bill, the 2nd named storm of the season is heading to Bermuda roughly as of this evening about 1,000 miles away. The first effects of the storm are already being felt in Bermuda with increasing swells and surf off the south shore but I am hopeful that the Category 4 storm with 135mph winds will sweep around the island with about 180 miles to spare. Friday night and Saturday will see some very heavy rain and strong winds though.
Amazingly Hurricane Bill's route is expected to avoid all land and will move around Bermuda and away from the east cost of America and finally end up as a rather large bucket of rain in Nova Scotia. Bill could reach a category 5 and is an exceptionally large storm with an eye over 80 kilometres long.
Fortunately I am not due back in Bermuda until Tuesday and my other half should be able to get off the island to meet me in New York on Friday. Saturday will be a crappy day on the island but there should be little or no damage, the worse thing will be loss of power and water pressure, hopefully all resumed by our return.