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Old August 6th, 2010, 02:36 AM
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Statement as of 2:00 am AST on August 06, 2010

...Colin weakens slightly...

summary of 200 am AST...0600 UTC...information----------------------------------------------location...26.3n 67.1wabout 445 mi...715 km SSW of Bermudamaximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/hrpresent movement...NNW or 335 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/hrminimum central pressure...1007 mb...29.74 inches

watches and warnings--------------------changes with this advisory...
none.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...* Bermuda
a Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected within the warning area within 36 hours.
For storm information specific to your area outside the UnitedStates...please monitor products issued by your Nationalmeteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 200 am AST...0600 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Colin waslocated near latitude 26.3 north...longitude 67.1 west. Colin ismoving toward the north-northwest at around 14 mph...22 km/hr. Agradual turn toward the north and a decrease in forward speed areexpected during the next 48 hours. On the forecast track...thecenter of Colin is expected to pass just west of Bermuda onSaturday. However...only a slight deviation to the east of theforecast track could bring the center over the island.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph...85 km/hr...with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today...with some strengthening forecast tonight and Saturday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles...165 km...Mainly to the east of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb...29.74 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------wind...tropical storm force winds are expected to spread overBermuda on Saturday.
Storm surge...Colin is expected to produce coastal flooding andlarge and battering waves in Bermuda...particularly alongsouth-facing beaches.
Rainfall...heavy rain squalls should begin to affect Bermuda bythis afternoon...and Colin is expected to produce total rainfallaccumulations of 4 to 6 inches on the island.

Next advisory-------------next complete advisory...500 am AST.
$$Forecaster Brennan
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