BWS - Tropical Update Bulletin
HURRICANE MARIA
IS NOT A THREAT TO BERMUDA AT THIS TIME
Advisory #17,
6 am Wed, Sep 20, 2017 (900 UTC Wed, Sep 20, 2017)
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KEY: Blue = 34-50 kts, Yellow = 50-64 kts, and Red = 64 kts and greater
Diagonal shading indicates fringe winds (34kts or greater surrounding the storm's core)
Closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs (3 days) is forecast to be 602 nm to the SW, 6 am Sat, Sep 23, 2017. However, this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period
Current Position: 17.9N 65.6W approx. 865 nm S of Bermuda
Recent Movement: WNW or 305 degrees at 9 kt
Central Pressure: 917 mb / 27.07 in
Max Winds: 135kt gusts 165kt
BWS Tropical Update Bulletins (TUBs), in line with NHC updates, are normally issued every 6 hours (03, 09, 15, and 21 UTC). When a tropical watch or warning is in effect for Bermuda, intermediate TUBs are issued at 3-hour intervals between the regular TUBs (06, 12, 18, and 00 UTC). Additionally, TUBs may be issued at any time due to significant changes in warnings or in the cyclone.