Joaquin the Wanderer

Tropical Storm Joaquin formed last night, and currently churns 690 miles southeast of Myrtle Beach. Today the storm has become a bit more organized and gained strength, all while drifting to the west and southwest at about 5 miles per hour. Joaquin is forecast to become a hurricane, and is going to be a tough one to forecast. The official NHC forecast has the storm drifting to the southwest toward the Bahamas for the next two days, then turning around to the north and speeding up a bit. This is a strange forecast track for a hurricane, and is one…