BWS: System “Is A Potential Threat To Bermuda”

June 3, 2022

[Updated] Potential Tropical Cyclone One is a “threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said in their update this evening, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 78nm to the NW at 6pm on Monday [Jun 6] with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Potential Tropical Cyclone One Bermuda June 3 2022 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 400 PM CDT [2100 UTC], the disturbance was centered near latitude 23.0 North, longitude 85.8 West. The system is moving toward the northeast near 7 mph [11 km/h], and a northeastward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

“On the forecast track, the system should move across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico tonight, across the southern and central portions of the Florida Peninsula on Saturday, and then over the southwestern Atlantic north of the northwestern Bahamas late Saturday through Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. The system is expected to develop a well-defined center and become a tropical storm tonight, and some slight strengthening is possible while it approaches Florida.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

203442 NHC 5pm June 3 2022

Update, Saturday, June 4th: As of their latest update this morning, the BWS now says the system is a ‘potential threat.’

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  1. JohnBoy says:

    Aaaaand here we go..