Tropical Storm Cindy ‘Not A Threat At This Time’

June 21, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service said today [June 21], with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 1025nm to the WNW at 3.00am on Saturday, June 24th.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:


The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center says, “At 4.00am CDT, the center of Tropical Storm Cindy was located near latitude 27.3 North, longitude 91.9 West. Cindy is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph [13 km/h], and this motion is expected to continue today.

“A turn toward the north-northwest and then toward the north is expected tonight and early Thursday. On
the forecast track, the center of Cindy will approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late today or tonight, and move inland over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana on Thursday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph [95 km/h] with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today. Slight weakening is forecast to begin on Thursday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles [445 km], mainly north through northeast of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb [29.44 inches].”

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