Tropical Storm Ian Forms In Atlantic Ocean

September 12, 2016

Tropical Storm Ian — the 9th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season — has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that it is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time.”

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 11.00am, the center of Tropical Storm Ian was located near latitude 21.8 North, longitude 50.4 West.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

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“Ian is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph [20 km/h] and a turn toward the north-northwest is expected over the next day or so. On the forecast track, the center will continue to move over the Central Atlantic through Tuesday.”

“Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next day or so. Some slight strengthening is possible beginning Tuesday night.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

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“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles [220 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb [29.74 inches].”

The Bermuda Weather Service said Ian is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time.”

click here Bermuda 2016 Hurricane Season

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