Hurricane Florence Advisory (Monday, 1:50pm)

posted by Mark Starling - 

Hurricane Florence 1100am Update Monday

Hurricane Florence Advisory- 1:50pm Monday 9-10-2018

FLORENCE IS NOW A CATEGORY 4 STORM AND IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM INFORMATION 

LOCATION...25.0N 60.0W ABOUT 580 MI SSE OF BERMUDA ABOUT 1240 MI ESE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH

PRESENT MOVEMENT...W AT 13 MPH

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...962 MB...28.41 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS 

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states should monitor the progress of Florence. Storm Surge and Hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday morning.

OUTLOOK

At 1100 AM , the eye of Hurricane Florence was located near latitude 25.0 North, longitude 60.0 West. Florence is moving toward the west near 13 mph.  

A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.  

A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur late Wednesday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina on Thursday.

Satellite data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph with higher gusts.  Florence is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Further strengthening is anticipated, and Florence is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 962 mb (28.41 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

 SURF:  Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and portions of the U.S. East Coast.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.


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