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Tropical Storm Omar Forms Off East Coast : The Alabama Weather Blog

by Jenneke van Ettinger

BULLETIN
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
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LOCATION…35.3N 71.5W
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
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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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
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None

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Blake

Category: ALL POSTS, Tropical

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