Tropical Depression #2 Becomes Tropical Storm Bill – No Threat!

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Tropical Depression #2 formed off the coast of North Carolina Monday morning and now is Tropical Storm Bill as of 10pm Monday night. This is no significant threat to the United States as it parallels the east coast. 

The path takes the system up the east coast just offshore. It will likely bring strong rip currents from the North Carolina beaches to New England through midweek. After that, the system will exit!

Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Bill Advisory Number   3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL022021
1100 PM AST Mon Jun 14 2021

...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM BILL...
...LIKELY TO BE SHORT-LIVED...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...36.7N 69.8W
ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM ENE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bill was
located near latitude 36.7 North, longitude 69.8 West. Bill is
moving toward the northeast near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this general 
motion is expected through Wednesday with increasing forward speed.

Satellite-derived wind data indicate that the maximum sustained 
winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. 
Some additional strengthening is possible on Tuesday, however the 
system is expected to become a post-tropical low and dissipate on 
Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).




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