Our tropical depression zipped past Bermuda last night with little impact on the beautiful island nation. Winds have been brisk. Averaging 15-25 over the past 18 hours or so out of the southwest, with light to moderate rain showers. The sky is becoming sunnier there already as the tropical depression accelerates off to the northeast, as it will continue to do so through Monday.
It could briefly become Tropical Edouard before it becomes post-tropical.
We will be watching to see if our current southeastern upper low can develop into something as it moves off the North Carolina coast later this week.
Here is the latest from the NHC on TD FIVE:
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 185 MI…295 KM NE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Five
was located near latitude 34.5 North, longitude 63.0 West. The
depression is moving quickly toward the northeast near 21 mph
(33 km/h). A faster northeastward or east-northeastward motion is
expected for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the
depression will accelerate away from Bermuda today.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast today. The depression could
become a tropical storm today or tonight before it becomes
post-tropical on Monday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Gusty winds associated with Tropical Depression Five in and
around Bermuda should decrease through the afternoon. For more
information please monitor products issued by your national
RAIN: Tropical Depression Five is expected to produce total rain
accumulations of less than 1 inch with possible isolated maximum
amounts of 3 inches in Bermuda. Showers associated with the
depression should decrease through the afternoon.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.
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