8 p.m. Bonnie stalled off coast / The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | May 28, 2016 8:50 pm
At 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bonnie was
located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near
latitude 30.9 North, longitude 79.4 West. Bonnie has moved little
during the past few hours, but a northwest motion near 9 mph (15
km/h) is expected to resume this evening. A decrease in forward
speed and a turn toward the north-northwest are expected on Sunday
as the system nears the coast within the warning area. A slow
northward to northeastward motion of the center across coastal
South Carolina is expected Sunday night and Monday.
Data from the aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are
near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. A little strengthening is
possible tonight, with gradual weakening forecast on Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km),
mainly to the northwest of the center.
The latest minimum central pressure estimated by the aircraft is
1007 mb (29.74 inches).