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Hurricane Epsilon Advisory Number  16
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL272020
500 PM AST Thu Oct 22 2020

...EPSILON STILL COULD PRODUCE TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ON BERMUDA 
THROUGH TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.9N 61.4W
ABOUT 200 MI...325 KM E OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.59 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Bermuda

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Epsilon was 
located near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 61.4 West.  Epsilon is 
moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A general 
northward motion is expected through early Saturday with a faster 
motion toward the northeast later that day. The center of Epsilon 
will pass well east of Bermuda tonight.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) 
with higher gusts.  Some fluctuations in strength are expected for 
the next couple of days before gradual weakening starts on Sunday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles
(390 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 968 mb (28.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected intermittently on
Bermuda through this evening.

SURF:  Large swells generated by Epsilon will affect Bermuda, the
Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, the east coast
of the United States, and Atlantic Canada during the next few days.
These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip
current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather
office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Blake/Papin