BWS: Subtropical Storm ‘Not Threat To Bermuda’

August 7, 2018

The fourth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed, however Subtropical Storm Debby is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs having passed.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Subtropical Storm Debby August 2018

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Subtropical Storm Debby was located near latitude 38.9 North, longitude 48.5 West.

“The storm is moving toward the north near 16 mph [26 km/h], and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. A gradual turn to the northeast is anticipated thereafter.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. Debby is forecast to dissipate in a couple of days. Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 160 miles [260 km] to the northeast of the center.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Subtropical Storm Debby August 2018

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