Subtropical Storm Andrea forms in Western Atlantic
For the fifth year in a row, a subtropical storm has formed before the beginning of huricane season
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:04:25 AM +00:00
Hurricane season begins June 1st, but 2019 has just recorded its first subtropical storm which formed from a tropical disturbance southwest of the Bermuda Islands. As of 6:30 PM AST Monday, May 20th, the center of Subtropical Storm Andrea was located near 28.8, -68.7 with movement N at 14 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph. The storm is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h). A decrease in forward speed and a turn to the northeast is expected on Tuesday, followed by an eastward motion by Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Andrea is expected to remain southwest or south of Bermuda during the next day or two. The cold front is expected to intersect the storm on Wednesday, causing it to weaken and disappear.
Source of tropical cyclone data: National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service.