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Tropical Storm Epsilon Intermediate Advisory Number 6A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL272020
200 PM AST Tue Oct 20 2020

...EPSILON SLIGHTLY STRONGER AND BETTER ORGANIZED...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.2N 55.4W
ABOUT 675 MI...1085 KM ESE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.35 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

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

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

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


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Epsilon was
located near latitude 27.2 North, longitude 55.4 West. Epsilon is
moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A
northwestward motion with a similar forward speed is forecast over
the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Epsilon is forecast
to move closer to Bermuda on Thursday and make its closest approach
to the island on Friday.

Satellite-derived wind data indicate that the maximum sustained 
winds have increased to near 60 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. 
Gradual strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, 
and Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by 
Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 300 miles (480 km),
primarily to the north of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.35 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch
area by Thursday.

SURF:  Large swells generated by Epsilon are expected to affect
Bermuda for the next several 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 complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Reinhart/Brown