Eye on the Tropics

Eye on the Tropics: Sam remains a Category 4, strongest hurricane since Ida

ORLANDO, Fla. — 5 p.m. Update:

Sam remains a Category 4 hurricane, and now ties Ida as the strongest Atlantic hurricane yet this season.


Sam is not coming anywhere near Florida, but wave action will build at our beaches by next weekend.

Two more systems may develop this week in the open Atlantic.

Victor and Wanda are next.

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Sam remains a Category 4 hurricane and will stay far away from Florida.


In the short term, Sam will stay just to the northeast of the Lesser and Greater Antilles.

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By later this week, Sam will be very close to Bermuda, then could impact Eastern Canada in a week.

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While Sam won’t come anywhere near us, it is a good reminder that hurricane season goes through the end of November.

Chief meteorologist Tom Terry

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