MAP! Here is a map and projected path of Tropical Storm Bill 2009 on Hurricane watch. Tropical Storm Bill’s projected path was the Gulf but suddenly Claudette has formed (while Ana is weakening) pushing right pass Tropical Storm Bill.
As of Sunday, Tropical Storm Bill doesn’t have the strength for a hurricane status with no indications if its strength could reach hurricane classification in the next 48 hours.
The National Weather Service issued the following warning on Tropical Storm Bill 2009 moments ago:
TROPICAL STORM BILL ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032009
1100 AM AST SUN AUG 16 2009
…BILL STRENGTHENING OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN…
AT 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BILL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.1 NORTH…LONGITUDE 38.4 WEST OR ABOUT 1555
MILES…2500 KM…EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES.
BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH…26 KM/HR…
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH…95 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND BILL
COULD BECOME A HURRICANE ON MONDAY.
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES…220 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB…29.44 INCHES.
…SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST INFORMATION…
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 PM AST.
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