Epsilon Becomes 14th Hurricane of Season
MIAMI – Tropical storm Epsilon strengthened into a record 14th hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday -- two days after the 2005 season officially ended. Forecasters said it posed no threat to land.
Epsilon had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph -- the threshold for categorizing a storm as a hurricane -- at 10 a.m. ET, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Its top sustained winds were near 65 mph earlier in the day.
It continued to turn away from Bermuda, but it could still cause dangerous surf conditions, forecasters said.
It was centered about 955 miles east of Bermuda. Forecasters said Epsilon was moving northeast near 14 mph.
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts six months and officially ended Wednesday. Epsilon is the 26th named storm of the busiest hurricane season on record.