SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION (FROM THE NHC)
ABOUT 200 MI…325 KM E OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…968 MB…28.59 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
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DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Epsilon was
located near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 61.4 West. Epsilon is
moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A general
northward motion is expected through early Saturday with a faster
motion toward the northeast later that day. The center of Epsilon
will pass well east of Bermuda tonight.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 85 mph (140 km/h)
with higher gusts. Some fluctuations in strength are expected for
the next couple of days before gradual weakening starts on Sunday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 968 mb (28.59 inches).
1. Tropical storm conditions are expected intermittently on Bermuda
through this evening, when Epsilon is forecast to make its closest
approach east of the island. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect
2. Dangerous and potentially life-threatening surf and rip currents
are expected along the coasts of Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater
Antilles, the Leeward Islands, the east coast of the United States,
and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days.
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.