NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: Tropical Depression 8 Forms In Atlantic

By  //  August 28, 2016

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TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE

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NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – Tropical Depression 8 has formed in the Atlantic and will likely become a tropical storm as it move northwest, according to the latest advisory.

Currently, the storm is located between Bermuda and the Carolinas and is not considered a threat to Florida.

11:00 AM EDT Sun Aug 28
Location: 31.5°N 70.0°W
Moving: W at 9 mph
Min pressure: 1009 mb
Max sustained: 35 mph

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.5N 70.0W
ABOUT 310 MI...500 KM W OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 405 MI...655 KM SE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests along the Outer Banks of North Carolina should monitor
the progress of the depression.  A tropical storm watch may be
required for part of this area later today.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eight
was located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 70.0 West.  The
depression is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A
west-northwestward motion is expected later today and tonight,
followed by a turn toward the northwest and a decrease in forward
speed on Monday.  On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone
will pass offshore of the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening in possible in the next couple of days, and the
depression could become a tropical storm on Monday.

The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from NOAA
buoy 41048 is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

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