BWS: Tropical Storm Hanna Is “Not A Threat”

July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tropical Storm Hanna– the 8th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and one of two storms currently in the Atlantic — is “not a threat to Bermuda,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours having passed.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Tropical Storm Hanna July 2020

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, ” At 400 AM CDT [0900 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Hanna was located near latitude 26.7 North, longitude 92.4 West.

“Hanna is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph [15 km/h] and a turn toward the west is expected tonight, followed by a generally westward motion through the weekend. On the forecast track, the storm center should make landfall along the Texas coast within the warning area on Saturday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected until the system makes landfall. Steady weakening is expected after Hanna moves inland. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles [75 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb [29.59 inches].”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Hanna July 2020

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