NOAA Radar


898
WTNT32 KNHC 221434
TCPAT2

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Kirk Advisory Number 1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122018
1100 AM AST Sat Sep 22 2018

...NEW TROPICAL STORM FORMS WELL SOUTH OF THE CABO VERDE
ISLANDS...
...EXPECTED TO MOVE QUICKLY WESTWARD ACROSS THE DEEP TROPICAL
ATLANTIC...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...8.3N 23.6W
ABOUT 450 MI...730 KM S OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 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 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was
located near latitude 8.3 North, longitude 23.6 West. Kirk is moving
toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h) and a westward to west-
northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to
continue through tonight. A faster westward motion across the deep
tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in
intensity forecast on Monday and Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km),
mainly to the northwest of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brennan



Information from National Weather Service.