By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone One…is located about 245 miles west of Bermuda
NHC Advisory Number 14
AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT FINDS ALEX A LITTLE STRONGER…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON BERMUDA LATER TONIGHT
Alex is moving toward the east-northeast near 28 mph (44 km/h). A fast motion toward the east-northeast is expected through Monday night. On the forecast track, the center of the tropical storm is expected to pass near or just north of Bermuda on Monday.
Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and observations from NOAA Buoy 41048 indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Alex is forecast to begin to weaken overnight, and the system is expected to become an extratropical low by late Monday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) from the center. Earlier this evening NOAA buoy 41048 reported peak sustained winds of 60 mph (96 km/h) and a wind gust of 69 mph (111 km/h).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Rainfall from Tropical Storm Alex is expected to
bring 1 to 2 inches or 25 to 50 mm of rain across Bermuda tonight
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected on the island of
Bermuda beginning late tonight.