September 10, 2013
Humberto Forecast to Become First Atlantic Hurricane of 2013 Later Today
After a very long wait it looks as though the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2013 season will be announced later today. Currently Humberto is a mere tropical storm, but according to the latest National Hurricane Centre public advisory bulletin:
AT 0900 UTC THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.4 NORTH, LONGITUDE 26.6 WEST. HUMBERTO IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH (15 KM/H). A TURN TO THE NORTHWEST WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TO THE NORTH ON WEDNESDAY.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH (100 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED, AND HUMBERTO IS FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY.
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES (130 KM) FROM THE CENTER. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB (29.47 INCHES).
Here's what Humberto's 5 day forecast track looks like at the moment:
and so the NHC thankfully currently reports:
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND – NONE
However in other news from the NHC this morning, they are now issuing new advisories about Gabrielle. According to the latest one:
GABRIELLE REGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL STORM SOUTH OF BERMUDA. TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.
This is the current forecast track for Tropical Storm Gabrielle:
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