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Epsilon slowly weakening

Tropical Storm Epsilon has finally made the big turn to the northeast and is slowly weakening. The 11PM EST advisory lists Epsilon with sustained winds of 65 mph and a central pressure of 992 mb. The center of circulation is now located 855 miles east of Bermuda and is moving to the northeast near 9 mph.

Infrared satellite imagery shows Epsilon to be maintaining a ragged eye. The storm's banding remains broken on one side, which is causing satellite measurements to underestimate the true intensity of the storm. However, the large banding features and building upper level cyclone both argue that Epsilon is a stronger storm than estimated. The center of circulation should be over cooler waters and weakening will begin.
0:Track Map
1:Infrared Satellite Image
2:Forecast Track and SSTs

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