Tropical system to bring swell, higher rip current risk along NC coast

James Marshall
October 19, 2020

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Epsilon on October 19, 2020.

"Additional development of this system is expected, and a subtropical depression is likely to form during the next few days while the low meanders well to the southeast of Bermuda", forecasters wrote.

"Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour [55 km/h] with higher gusts". Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, October 19, 2020, due to the presence of Tropical Depression Twenty-seven (formerly Invest 94L) that is forecast to strengthen into Hurricane Epsilon.

Gradual strengthening is forecast to take place during the next 72 hours, and Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday, Oct. 22.

This year's hurricane season has had so many storms that the Hurricane Center has turned to the Greek alphabet for storm names after running out of official names.

Though this storm is not a threat to Florida, it's important we are prepared throughout the season.

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