Tropical Storm Gert Forms in Western Atlantic. No Effects For Land

...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS TO TROPICAL STORM GERT...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION

LOCATION...28.1N 71.7W ABOUT 505 MI...810 KM WSW OF BERMUDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.86 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gert was located near latitude 28.1 North, longitude 71.7 West. Gert is moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A turn toward the north is forecast to occur tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast by Monday night. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.  Slow strengthening is forecast during the next day or two. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) northeast of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 mb (29.86 inches).  

 

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