BWS: Tropical Depression 28 Is “Not A Threat”

October 24, 2020

Tropical Depression 28 is “not a threat to Bermuda,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 1265 nm to the SW at 2pm on Sunday [Oct 25], 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 Depression Twenty Eight Oct 24 2020

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 PM EDT [2100 UTC], the center of Tropical Depression Twenty-Eight was located near latitude 18.7 North, longitude 83.0 West. The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 2 mph [4 km/h], and this motion is expected to continue through early Sunday.

“The system should gradually turn toward the west-northwest with a faster forward speed by Monday. On the forecast track, the center of the depression is anticipated to remain south of Cuba tomorrow and approach the Yucatan Channel or Yucatan Peninsula late Monday before emerging into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph [45 km/h] with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 72 hours, and the system is expected to become a tropical storm on Sunday and could become a hurricane over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Depression Twenty Eight Oct 24 2020

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