New Tropical Storm Expected To Become Hurricane In Days: Latest Projected Path

Pablo Tucker
October 21, 2020

Epsilon also represents a record for the earliest 26th named storm, beating out November 22 in 2005, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.

The disturbance, described as a broad non-tropical low pressure system, was about 550 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, according to the hurricane center's 8 p.m. advisory. The forecast cone from the NHC has the system eventually moving northwest toward the island of Bermuda.

The center's forecasters say the storm should begin a slow, west-northwestward to northwestward movement on Tuesday, and this motion should continue through midweek. Epsilon is forecast to be at hurricane strength by early Wednesday morning.

The official forecast track is very close to both the previous NHC prediction and the corrected multi-model dynamical consensus.

"Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour [55 km/h] with higher gusts".

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km), mainly to the north of the center.

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