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Tropical Storm Fiona

Published on August 17, 2016 10:07 PM | Comments

The bad news - Tropical Storm Fiona has formed in the Atlantic. The good news - it doesn't seem to be tracking anywhere near the Caribbean. The bad news - it is far out and several days away, but it looks to be on a bee line to Bermuda.

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM FIONA ADVISORY NUMBER 4
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062016
500 PM AST WED AUG 17 2016

...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO SIXTH NAMED STORM OF THE SEASON OVER
THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC......

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.1N 37.8W
ABOUT 920 MI...1480 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 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 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was
located near latitude 15.1 North, longitude 37.8 West. Fiona is
moving toward the northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). A motion toward
the northwest or west-northwest with some decrease in forward speed
is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with
higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the
next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.



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