BWS: System Is A “Potential Threat To Bermuda”

June 3, 2022

Potential Tropical Cyclone One is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 228 nm to the west at 6am on Monday [June 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:

Tropical Cyclone One Bermuda June 3 2022 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 700 AM CDT [1200 UTC], the disturbance was centered near latitude 22.4 North, longitude 86.8 West. The system is moving toward the northeast near 6 mph [9 km/h], and this general motion with an increase in forward speed is expected to begin later today and continue through Sunday.

“On the forecast track, the system is forecast to move across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico through tonight, across the southern and central portions of the Florida Peninsula on Saturday, and then over the southwestern Atlantic north of the northwestern Bahamas Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Tropical Cyclone One Bermuda June 3 2022 NHC

“Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. The system is expected to develop a well-defined center and become a tropical storm later today, and some slight strengthening is possible while it approaches Florida today and tonight. Additional strengthening is possible after the system moves east of Florida over the western Atlantic late Saturday and Sunday.”

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