Tropical Storm Melissa ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda’

October 13, 2019

Tropical Storm Melissa is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs havong passed.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Tropical Storm Melissa Bermuda October 13 2019 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST, the center of Tropical Storm Melissa was located near latitude 39.4 North, longitude 62.6 West. Melissa is moving toward the east-northeast near 14 mph [22 km/h]. An increase in forward speed and a turn to the east are expected during the next couple of days.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Tropical Storm Melissa Bermuda October 13 2019 NHC

“Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is expected, and Melissa is forecast to become a post-tropical remnant low by tonight or early Monday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles [95 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb [29.56 inches].”

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