Sept. 15 (UPI) — Hurricane Paulette moved northeast into the wide-open Atlantic Ocean Tuesday, away from the U.S. coast, after bringing severe weather to Bermuda over the weekend.
In its 5 p.m. AST advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was located 740 miles northeast of Bermuda. It had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and was moving northeast at 30 mph.
The NHC said in its update that Paulette maintained strength and gained strength as it moved northeast, away from the U.S. East Coast.
Paulette is in the center of the Atlantic basin and is projected to take an extreme path to the northeast, out over the open ocean, until turning to the south by the end of the week.
Forecasters don’t expect the storm to impact any other land.
Paulette became a hurricane last weekend and arrived over Bermuda on Sunday.
Schools and all government buildings were closed Monday and Tuesday and the L. F. Wade International Airport was closed until Tuesday.