500 PM AST TUE AUG 16 2011 ...GERT DEGENERATES TO A POST-TROPICAL LOW...
Last NHC advisory issued on GERT
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On Friday, August 12th, there were four potential storm fronts that the NHC were monitoring for potential tropical cyclone formation. Later Friday afternoon, a tropical depression formed north of Bermuda but was heading away from land. That storm later became TS Franklin and headed out to sea without incident.
Late Saturday night, one of the other storms became a Tropical Depression, southeast of Bermuda, and prompted the government to issue a tropical storm watch. It has now strengthened into Tropical Storm Gert and clearly has Bermuda in its sights. The watches have been upgraded to warnings, as heavy rain and wind will result from this storm over the next 24-48 hours.
UPDATE: Now that Gert has skirted Bermuda, it is heading out towards sea where it should weaken and become post-tropical within the next 24 hours.
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...39.5N 54.7W ABOUT 750 MI...1210 KM NE OF BERMUDA ABOUT 505 MI...810 KM S OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 29 MPH...46 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES
TROPICAL STORM WARNING CANCELED FOR... BERMUDA
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE IS FORECAST TO DISSIPATE ON WEDNESDAY AS IT WEAKENS TO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND NONE
Historical Data: Storm Archive Graphics Archive
1100 PM EDT SAT AUG 13 2011 ...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR BERMUDA...