After soaking Bermuda on Tuesday, Rafael has become an extra tropical cyclone, effectively ending its reign as a tropical system.
As the center of Hurricane Rafael passed well to the east of Bermuda, bands of heavy rain and strong winds buffeted the island for about 15 hours.
Wind gusts close to 50 mph were measured at the island's naval air station during the late evening hours.
This was a far cry from 85-mph sustained winds estimated near the center of Rafael as it passed by more than 100 miles to the east of Bermuda.
While ruining what would have been an otherwise nice day weather-wise for vacationers, Rafael had very little impact on the island.
The same can be expected in Atlantic Canada, where a departing cold front will force Rafael out to sea, keeping Nova Scotia and Newfoundland dry.
The Azores, a popular target for storms this season, could be dealing with the remnants of Rafael by early next week as the system could loop back to the south.
There is a significant chance the tropical system brewing near the Caribbean could take a turn toward the United States next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
The final day of September will bring a rare lunar event that hasn’t occurred since March of 2014, a Black Moon.
More than 600 people were injured and five were killed after once-Typhoon Megi roared across Taiwan and eastern China.
A chilly storm stalled over the midwestern United States may cause waterspouts to develop over the Great Lakes into Friday.
Periods of rain will drench portions of the northeastern United States through Friday.
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