Tropical Storm Fay Is “Not A Threat To Bermuda”

July 9, 2020

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

Fay — the sixth named system of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season — is, of course, a name Bermudian are familiar with due to the strike by Hurricane Fay back in 2014, and as was in 2014, the storm name scheduled for the storm after this one in 2020, is also Gonzalo.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Tropical Storm Fay Bermuda July 9 2020 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 PM EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Fay was located near latitude 35.5 North, longitude 74.9 West. Fay is moving toward the north near 7 mph [11 km/h].

“A northward to north-northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Fay is forecast to move near the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday, and move inland over the northeast United States on Saturday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Tropical Storm Fay Bermuda July 9 2020 NHC

“Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is forecast tonight and Friday. Weakening should begin after the center moves inland on Saturday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles [220 km] primarily to the east and southeast of the center.

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