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Tropical Storm Bill forms off the East Coast

Second named storm of the season expected to remain largely over open water
Tropical Storm Bill formed by 10pm Monday, June 14th
Tropical Storm Bill formed by 10pm Monday, June 14th(KBTX)
Published: Jun. 14, 2021 at 10:04 PM CDT
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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:

LocationMaximum Sustained WindMovementMinimum Central Pressure
335mi east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina45 mphNE at 23 mph1003mb

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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