SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 730 MI…1180 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…998 MB…29.47 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Epsilon was located near latitude 25.5 North, longitude 55.5 West. Epsilon is nearly stationary. A slow northward motion is expected tonight, followed by a northwestward or west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed through midweek. On the forecast track, Epsilon is forecast to approach Bermuda on Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength on Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles (445 km), primarily to the north of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 MB (29.47 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
SURF: Swells generated by Epsilon are expected to affect Bermuda for the next several days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
About the Author (Author Profile)
Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.