MIAMI, Florida -- NOAA's National Hurricane Center storm tracker in Miami, Florida has issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 8:00 a.m. EDT on June 18, 2012 due to the increased development of a non-tropical low off the coast of Virgina in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The well-defined non-tropical surface low pressure area, located about 300 miles northeast of Bermuda, is producing gale fore winds and scattered showers and thunderstorms. This system could gradually acquire subtropical characteristics as it moves north-northeastward at 10 miles per hour during the next couple of days.
NOAA predicts that this system has a medium chance (230%) of becoming a tropical or subtropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
Tropical Storm formation is not expected during the next 48 hours elsewhere in the North Atlantic:
ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 800 AM EDT MON JUN 18 2012 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... 1. A WELL-DEFINED NON-TROPICAL AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED ABOUT 300 MILES NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA IS PRODUCING GALE-FORCE WINDS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THIS SYSTEM COULD GRADUALLY ACQUIRE SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE CHARACTERISTICS AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD AT AROUND 10 MPH OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A MEDIUM CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM...PLEASE SEE HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER. ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. && HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CAN BE FOUND UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC. $$ FORECASTER LANDSEA NNNN