SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 720 MI…1155 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 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 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Twenty-Seven was located near latitude 25.8 North, longitude 55.5 West. The depression 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 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 72 hours, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today or tonight and be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 MB (29.62 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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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.