Record-breaking Earliest “J” Storm Forms in Mid-Atlantic

Tropical Storm Josephine has formed in the mid Atlantic but is no threat to us.
Josephine breaks the record as the earliest “J” tropical storm to form during the hurricane season by eight days.
Before this year, the earliest was Jose on Aug. 22, 2005. Josephine is currently the only storm the Tracking the Tropics team has their eye on with no new development expected over the next five days.
TS Josephine is not expected to become a hurricane and will spin out to sea as a fish storm according to the National Hurricane Center.

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Josephine Advisory Number 11
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112020
500 AM AST Fri Aug 14 2020

…JOSEPHINE CONTINUES ON ITS WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TRACK OVER THE
TROPICAL ATLANTIC…

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…15.3N 53.3W
ABOUT 680 MI…1090 KM ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 17 MPH…28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of
this system.

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