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Tropical Storm Irma Forms Eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Irma Forms Eastern Atlantic

 

Tropical Storm Irma Forms Eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the Eastern Atlantic and based on satellite estimates it is roughly at 16N 30W which is about 1800 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands. There appears to be a well developed core circulation as the loop shows with the bright red showing up on the enhanced satellite loop.

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Looking at the wide satellite view you can see that this is a big system. Weather models bring this system to the west northwest or west for the next 5 days. This system is going to be around for awhile and for now, weather models suggest this will make it to at least 70 degrees west in the long range. There will be a strong upper high building across the Atlantic that will be guiding this system along.

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Water vaor imagery shows the large upper low in the South Central Atlantic is weakening rapidly which should allow for gradual strengthening over the next five days. Some models due take this to major hurricane status in the long range.

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…IRMA FORMS OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC…
…NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LAND…

 

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…16.4N 30.3W
ABOUT 420 MI…675 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1004 MB…29.65 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

 

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Irma was
located near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 30.3 West. Irma is
moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion
is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Satellite wind data indicate that the maximum sustained winds are
near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is
forecast during the next 48 hours and Irma could become a hurricane
on Friday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE WONDERFUL USE OF THE MAPS

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