NHC Continues To Monitor Low Pressure System

May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami continues to monitor an area of low pressure several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda, saying it “could develop into a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone” and “interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system.”

In a ‘Special Tropical Weather Outlook’ issued this afternoon [May 19], the NHC said, “For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

“An area of low pressure is expected to form by Monday several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. This system could develop into a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone late Monday or Tuesday while moving northward or northeastward.

“Environmental conditions are expected to become unfavorable for further development by Wednesday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance Monday afternoon, if necessary. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this system. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook will be issued by 8 PM EDT this evening.

“Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent. Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent.”

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