Tropical Storm Bill forms off the East Coast
Second named storm of the season expected to remain largely over open water
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - At 10pm Monday, the National Hurricane Center officially upgraded Tropical Depression Two to Tropical Storm Bill. The second named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to be short-lived.
As of the 10pm Monday update, here is the latest on Tropical Storm Bill:
|Location||Maximum Sustained Wind||Movement||Minimum Central Pressure|
|335mi east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina||45 mph||NE at 23 mph||1003mb|
Satellite-derived wind data clocked winds well inside tropical storm criteria Monday evening. Higher gusts over 50mph were also recorded. Some additional strengthening is possible Tuesday before the system is expected to become post-tropical and dissipate Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center of circulation.
No direct impacts are expected to the United States Coast as Tropical Storm Bill drifts in the Atlantic, well east of the East Coast.
The next storm name for the season is Claudette.
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