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Depression Strengthens into Tropical Storm Epsilon; Could Threaten Bermuda Later this Week

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Epsilon is forecast to become a hurricane and could directly impact Bermuda by late in the week with wind, rain, and surge.

It should pose no threat to the U.S. except for large swells later in the week along the East Coast.

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Epsilon Advisory Number 2
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL272020
1100 AM AST Mon Oct 19 2020

…DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM EPSILON…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…25.6N 55.3W
ABOUT 735 MI…1185 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1000 MB…29.53 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
There are no coastal watches or warning in effect.

Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
———————-
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Epsilon was
located near latitude 25.6 North, longitude 55.3 West. Epsilon is
stationary and little overall motion is expected through tonight.
A slow west-northwestward to northwestward motion should begin on
Tuesday, and this motion should continue through midweek.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 72 hours, and
Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early
Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)
primarily to the northeast and east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
None

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brown



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