10th Named Storm Of Season Forms In Atlantic

August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tropical Storm Josephine has formed, becoming the 10th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season and the earliest J-named storm on record.

The storm is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 641 nm to the south at 12pm on Sunday [Aug 16], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Tropical Storm Josephine August 13 2020

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Josephine was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 49.2 West. Josephine is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph [24 km/h], and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week.

“Recent satellite wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles [130 km] to the north of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb [29.68 inches].”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Josephine August 13 2020

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