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6am News Item on Hurricane Epsilon & Tropical Storm Zeta
By Bahamas Department of Meteorology
Oct 25, 2020 - 6:57:47 AM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE EPSILON ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 AM, SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2020.

...EPSILON EXPECTED TO BECOME A POWERFUL POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE

LATER TODAY...HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE ALONG ATLANTIC BEACHES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE EPSILON WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 42.8° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 53.7° WEST, OR ABOUT 270 MILES SOUTH OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.

EPSILON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH (48 KM/H). A CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD ACCELERATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH (120 KM/H) WITH HIGHER

GUSTS.  LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST THIS MORNING.

EPSILON IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A LARGE AND POWERFUL POST-TROPICAL

CYCLONE LATER TODAY.

 

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: S. MATHER

ISSUED: 24/10/2020 @ 5:30 AM


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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ZETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 AM, SUNDAY 25TH  OCTOBER 2020.

...ZETA MEANDERING OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...

...EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE

WINDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN...

 

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ZETA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.7° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 83.5° WEST, OR ABOUT 305 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA OR ABOUT 295 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL, MEXICO.

ZETA IS CURRENTLY STATIONARY AND IS CONTINUING TO RE-ORGANIZE. HOWEVER, A SLOW NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD TO NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO RESUME LATER TODAY. A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE FORECAST BY MONDAY, FOLLOWED BY A FASTER NORTHWESTWARD MOTION ON TUESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF ZETA WILL PASS SOUTH OF WESTERN CUBA EARLY MONDAY AND MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE NORTHERN YUCATAN PENINSULA OR YUCATAN CHANNEL LATE MONDAY, MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO ON TUESDAY, AND REACH THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO BY LATE TUESDAY.

DATA FROM THE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH (65 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 TO 72 HOURS, AND ZETA IS FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY EARLY TUESDAY.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: S. MATHER

ISSUED: 25/10/2020 @ 5:30AM

 

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