SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION (FROM NHC)
ABOUT 190 MI…300 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:
The Bermuda Weather Service has discontinued the Tropical Storm
Warning for Bermuda.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Epsilon was
located near latitude 32.6 North, longitude 61.6 West. Epsilon is
moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A generally
northward motion with increasing forward speed is expected through
early Saturday, with an even faster motion toward the northeast
later that day. The center of Epsilon will be moving away from
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some fluctuations in strength are expected for the next day
or two before gradual weakening begins by late Saturday.
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).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Winds at Bermuda will subside overnight.
SURF: Large swells generated by Epsilon will affect Bermuda, the
Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, the east coast
of the United States, and Atlantic Canada during the next few days.
These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip
current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather
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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.