Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tropical Storm Gabrielle Forms in Atlantic


Tropical Storm GABRIELLE
Interactive Map of Gabrielle

Tropical Storm GABRIELLE

(Sep 11) TS Gabrielle is now west of Bermuda and tropical storm warnings have been discontinued.  The storm is continuing its trek across the Atlantic with the next stop Canada.  Tropical Storm warnings will be posted in a few days for Nova Scotia and other ports in that region.

(Sep 10) Winds, showers, heavy at times, and thunderstorm potential will continue to increase as TS Gabrielle makes its final approach to Bermuda. Tropical storm force winds are expected this evening and will remain into early Wednesday afternoon. Tropical moisture will linger through the end of the week with a few showers and mainly moderate winds. Radar imagery is now available. SOURCE: Bermuda Weather Service


Tropical Storm GABRIELLE
800 AM AST WED SEP 11 2013

...GABRIELLE MEANDERING JUST WEST OF BERMUDA...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED...

WIND:
NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.
WATCHES/ WARNINGS:
THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS DISCONTINUED 
THE TROPICAL STORM
WARNING FOR BERMUDA. 
SHIP IMPACT: (Sep 10) Norwegian Dawn - Overnight in Bermuda,
leave by mid-morning Wednesday
Norwegian Breakaway - Arriving late on Wednesday
(around noon)

A disturbance in the East Caribbean Sea has taken the traditional circular shape of a tropical cyclone and has become Tropical Storm Garbrielle.  It is currently producing heavy rains in Puerto Rico and will threaten the Dominican Republic as well.   The storm is forecast to take a north / northwest turn later in the week, heading towards Bermuda.  This storm has the potential for impacting cruise schedules.  We will monitor this storm closely.

 
  
SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...31.9N 64.9W
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES
 
ON THE FORECAST TRACK...GABRIELLE IS EXPECTED TO PASS
OVER OR NEAR BERMUDA IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS COULD CONTINUE ON BERMUDA FOR
THE NEXT FEW HOURS...ESPECIALLY AT ELEVATED LOCATIONS. 

RAINFALL...GABRIELLE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OVER BERMUDA.

STORM SURGE...ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT BERMUDA
TODAY.
 
HISTORICAL DATA:
 

500 PM AST WED SEP 04 2013
 
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS SOUTH OF PUERTO RICO...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* PUERTO RICO
* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO ENGANO TO CABO FRANCES VIEJO
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM SANTO DOMINGO TO CABO ENGANO 


1100 PM AST WED SEP 04 2013
 
...DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE...
...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF PUERTO RICO AND THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.. 
 
800 AM AST THU SEP 05 2013
 
...DISORGANIZED GABRIELLE STILL BRINGING HEAVY RAINS TO PUERTO RICO
AND ADJACENT ISLANDS... 
 
1100 PM AST THU SEP 05 2013
 
...GABRIELLE DISSIPATES...
...HEAVY RAIN THREAT CONTINUES OVER PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS... 
 
*** No Warnings Issued on SEP 06 - SEP 09 *** 

500 AM AST TUE SEP 10 2013
 
...GABRIELLE REGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL STORM SOUTH OF BERMUDA...
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA...
 
500 PM AST TUE SEP 10 2013
 
...WIND INCREASING ON BERMUDA AS STRENGTHENING GABRIELLE
APPROACHES...
  

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