Tropical Storm Omar Advisory Number 5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152020
500 PM EDT Tue Sep 01 2020
…TROPICAL STORM OMAR FORMS BUT EXPECTED TO BE SHORT-LIVED…
SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 225 MI…365 KM E OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Omar was
located near latitude 35.3 North, longitude 71.5 West. Omar is
moving toward the east-northeast near 15 mph (24 km/h). This general
motion is forecast through Wednesday, followed by a turn toward the
east by Thursday. On the forecast track, Omar will continue to
move away from North Carolina.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h)
with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected
overnight, following by weakening beginning on Wednesday night.
Omar is expected to degenerate into a remnant area of low pressure
by late Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.
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