Hurricane Epsilon Advisory Number 13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL272020
1100 PM AST Wed Oct 21 2020
…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT BERMUDA THROUGH LATE
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 310 MI…500 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…953 MB…28.15 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Epsilon was
located near latitude 29.6 North, longitude 60.6 West. Epsilon is
moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a
northwestward motion is expected later tonight and Thursday. The
hurricane is forecast to turn toward the north-northwest by late
Thursday, and toward the north on Friday. On the forecast track,
the center of Epsilon is forecast to make its closest approach to
Bermuda Thursday evening.
Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts. Epsilon is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Small fluctuations in intensity are possible
overnight, but a weakening trend is expected to begin later on
Thursday and continue into the weekend.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 345 miles
(555 km) mainly to the north of the center.
The latest minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force
Hurricane Hunter aircraft observations is 953 mb (28.15 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected on Bermuda tonight and
continuing intermittently through late Thursday.
SURF: Large swells generated by Epsilon are affecting Bermuda, the
Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, and the Leeward Islands, and are
expected to reach portions of the east coast of the United States
and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days. These swells
are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.