TS Paulette “A Potential Threat To Bermuda”

September 10, 2020

Tropical Storm Paulette is a “potential threat to Bermuda,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 322 nm to the SE at 9am on Sunday [Sept 13], 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 Paulette Sept 10 2020

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 1100 AM AST [1500 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Paulette was located near latitude 21.5 North, longitude 49.1 West. Paulette is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph [17 km/h]. A west-northwestward or northwestward motion with some increase in forward speed is expected through the weekend.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Paulette Sept 10 2020

“Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph [85 km/h] with higher gusts. Some additional slight weakening is expected during the next day or so, but Paulette is then forecast to restrengthen by Saturday. Paulette could become a hurricane by Sunday or Monday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles [335 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb [29.47 inches].”

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  1. Point boy says:

    Wouldn’t expect anything less from 2020!