Sam No Longer a Major Hurricane, Victor Weakens, and a New Area of Interest

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At 500 AM AST, the center of Hurricane Sam was located

near latitude 40.8 North, longitude 48.7 West. Sam is moving toward

the northeast near 30 mph. A northeastward motion at

a faster forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. The

cyclone is forecast to slow down over the far north Atlantic

southwest of Iceland around midweek.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 105 mph with higher

gusts.  Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days, and

Sam is expected to transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone

by early Tuesday.

Sam is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up

to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds

extend outward up to 255 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 957 mb.

At 500 AM AST, the center of Tropical Depression Victor

was located near latitude 18.1 North, longitude 43.6 West.  The

depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph

and this general motion is expected to continue through today.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased near 30 mph with

higher gusts. Further weakening is forecast, and Victor is expected

to become a remnant low later today and dissipate by Tuesday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb.

We are watching another area of concern in the Atlantic, just off

the Georgia and South Carolina Coast. This area of showers and storms has a weak chance for

development over the next 3 days.

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