UPDATE: 1100 AM AST SUN AUG 08 2010 ...COLIN MOVING NEAR BERMUDA...WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...1100 AM AST SAT AUG 07 2010
...COLIN HESITATES BUT EXPECTED TO RESUME A NORTHWARD MOTION LATER TODAY...
NHC issuing advisories on TS COLIN and TS ESTELLE
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A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
TS Colin is a threat to Bermuda. Conditions will deteriorate today with wind and shower activity increasing. Tropical storm conditions are expected to develop later this this evening, and persist through early midday Sunday as Colin passes just west of the Island. Conditions gradually improve Sunday afternoon. Please check for updates regularly.
Discussion & Outlook
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM WSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1013 MB...29.91 INCHES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. HOWEVER...COLIN COULD DEGENERATE TO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.
None at this timeThe following ships are in the area of the Tropical Storm:
Norwegian Dawn, Holland America Veendam, Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas
We will monitor the storm and provide any Cruise Line Updates
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS MAINLY IN GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE OVER BERMUDA TODAY. STORM SURGE...COLIN IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SOME COASTAL FLOODING AND LARGE WAVES IN BERMUDA...PARTICULARLY ALONG SOUTH-FACING BEACHES. RAINFALL...COLIN IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IN BERMUDA.