The intensity is currently estimated at 105mph, making it slightly stronger than Arthur back in July of this year, stronger than any storm in all of 2013, and tied with Sandy on the morning of October 29, 2012: 686 days ago.
As of 5am EDT today, Edouard is located about 700 miles east-southeast of Bermuda in the middle of the Atlantic. The forecast track is shown below - recurving by 60W and staying very far away from any land.
Additional strengthening is likely, and within a day or two, Edouard could become a Category 3 (major) hurricane. It would be the first major hurricane in the Atlantic since Sandy BRIEFLY reached that status when making landfall on eastern Cuba on October 25, 2012.
|Visible satellite image of Hurricane Edouard from 8:15am EDT. (NOAA)|
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