14th Named Storm Of Atlantic Season Forms

October 5, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate — the 14th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season — has formed today [Oct 5], and is not a “threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service said.

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 8.00am EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Nate was located near latitude 13.9 North, longitude 83.4 West.

“Nate is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph [13 km/h], and this motion is expected to continue this morning. A north-northwestward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast to begin later today and continue through Friday night.

“On the forecast track, the center of Nate should move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras today and then over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday. The center is expected to approach the coast of the Yucatan peninsula late Friday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Nate Bermuda Oct 5 2017

“Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today as the center of Nate moves across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras. Strengthening is likely over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles [95 km] mainly over water to the east of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb [29.50 inches]. Puerto Cabezas recently reported a pressure of 1001 mb [29.56 inches]”

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