#Miami, Florida – Thursday August 9, 2018 – Tropical Storm Debby is expected to dissipate today says the National Hurricane Center in its ninth alert on the storm in the extreme northern Atlantic Ocean. Her co-ordinates are:
ABOUT 945 MI…1525 KM WNW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 17 MPH…28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES
Tropical Storm Debby is with stronger winds today than when she formed on Tuesday and was forecast, at that time to be a short-lived sub-tropical system, with no effect on any land mass.
There remains no coastal watches or warnings in effect for the storm, which has winds at 45mph and which is moving rapidly to the north-east at 17pm.
“At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Debby was located near latitude 44.5 North, longitude 43.1 West. Debby is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h), and it is expected to accelerate northeastward through the day today. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast, and Debby will likely dissipate later today or tonight.”
It was also explained in the NHC update that tropical storm force winds are outward up to 105 miles and estimated central pressure is at 1002mb.
Tropical Storm Debby formed near Boston and is nearest to St. John’s Canada, according to current models. The storm is expected to stay well east of these areas, but ‘seas will kick up’ for a brief period explained an AccuWeather report on the system.
The next complete advisory on Tropical Storm Debby is at 500 PM AST.