NHC Tracking TS Kirk

August 29, 2012

While most of the attention is focused on Hurricane Isaac, the National Hurricane Center in Miami is also tracking Kirk, the latest named tropical storm, which is currently in the middle of the Atlantic

While most of the attention is focused on Hurricane Isaac, the National Hurricane Center in Miami is also tracking Kirk, the latest named tropical storm, which is currently in the middle of the Atlantic

It is moving westward at around 12 mph, 19 km/h, and is expected to continue in that direction for the next 24 hours. However, the NHC said a “turn toward the west-northwest is forecast by late Wednesday.” If Kirk follows the present track forecast it would eventually head north, missing Bermuda and posing no threat to land

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph, 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles, 130 km, to the north of the center.

Source: National Hurricane Center

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