CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone 18L (Sam)…is located about 435 miles east-northeast of Bermuda
Tropical Cyclone 20L (Victor)…is located about 950 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands
Tropical Cyclone 18L (Sam)
SAM GRADUALLY LOSING STRENGTH BUT GROWING IN SIZE
According to the NHC Advisory 41…Sam is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). This general track with an increase in forward speed is expected by Monday for the next few days. On the forecast track, Sam will move well southeast of Newfoundland over the North Atlantic.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Sam is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Further slow weakening is anticipated during the next few days, and Sam could transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone on Tuesday. Sam is a large tropical cyclone.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles (390 km).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
SURF: Swells generated by Sam will impact the northern Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the eastern United States and Atlantic Canada for the next couple of days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Tropical Cyclone 20L (Victor)
VICTOR STILL HOLDING ON AS A TROPICAL CYCLONE…WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION
According to the NHC Advisory 14…The depression is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue over the next few days. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next couple of days, and Victor could become a remnant low during that time. The system is then forecast to dissipate by Tuesday.