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Friday, September 03, 2010

Tropical Storm Fiona degrades; no threat to Bermuda

Tropical Storm Fiona continually battled wind shear coming off Hurricane Earl throughout its trip from the Leeward Island northward in the central Atlantic. Fiona struggled to retain its Tropical Storm status and succeeded until tonight's hurricane update. Fiona now has winds of 35 MPH and is a tropical depression.

Fiona is moving just to the east of Bermuda and is lashing the island with winds of just at or below minimal tropical storm strength. A tropical storm warning has been cancelled but a small craft advisory is in effect through Saturaday.

Residents and visitors should still be cautious as there could be strong thunderstorms associated with the remnants of Fiona.



Fiona weakens to a tropical depression in Atlantic(Associated Press)
MIAMI — To the southeast of Earl in the Atlantic, Fiona is weakening and has become a tropical depression as it heads toward Bermuda.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that Fiona had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph). Fiona or its remnants are expected to pass near or east of Bermuda on Saturday. The island could see about an inch or less of rainfall.

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