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Tropical Storm Epsilon Advisory Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL272020
1100 AM AST Tue Oct 20 2020

...EPSILON TURNS NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR BERMUDA...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...26.5N 55.0W
ABOUT 710 MI...1145 KM ESE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch
for Bermuda.

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 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Epsilon was 
located near latitude 26.5 North, longitude 55.0 West. Epsilon is 
moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). A 
northwestward motion with a slightly faster 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.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 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 996 mb (29.42 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 intermediate advisory at 200 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Reinhart/Brown