Tropical Storm “A Potential Threat To Bermuda”

August 15, 2020

Tropical Storm Josephine “is a potential threat to Bermuda,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach within 72 hours forecast to be 380 nm to the SSW at 6am on Tuesday [Aug 18] with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

bwswtnt21 ts jos aug 15 2020

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Josephine was located near latitude 18.9 North, longitude 58.4 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 day or two followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week. On the forecast track, the center of Josephine is expected to pass to the northeast of the Leeward Islands over the weekend.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through today. After that, Josephine is expected to weaken as it encounters unfavorable upper-level winds. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:


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