Cristobal: Third Tropical Storm Of Season Forms

June 3, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal — the third named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season — is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 1496 nm to the WSW at 6am on Saturday, June 6, with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

“The 2020 hurricane season is only two days old and is already an active one. Cristobal is now the third named storm of the season. It’s the earliest a third named storm has ever formed,” CNN reported.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Tropical Storm Cristobal June 3 2020 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 700 AM CDT [1200 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Cristobal was located by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 18.8 North, longitude 92.1 West. Cristobal is moving toward the southeast near 3 mph [6 km/h], and this general motion is expected to continue this morning, followed by a turn toward the east this afternoon.

“A motion toward the north-northeast and north is expected on Thursday and Friday. On the forecast track, the center will cross the southern Bay of Campeche coast later today and move inland over eastern Mexico tonight and Thursday. The center is forecast to move back over the Bay of Campeche Thursday night and Friday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Tropical Storm Cristobal June 3 2020 NHC

“Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph [95 km/h] with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast while the center remains inland, but restrengthening is expected after Cristobal moves back over water Thursday night and Friday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles [95 km] from the center. The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 994 mb [29.35 inches].”

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