TROPICAL DEPRESSION 15 NOW EAST OF FLORIDA.
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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (UPDATED 5 p.m.) — The National Hurricane Center says there is a new tropical depression in the Atlantic, and a new system may be forming east of Florida. Meantime, Hurricane Lee is expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the New England coast before it ultimately comes ashore somewhere the are of Maine, New Brunswick, or Nova Scotia. Watches and warnings are now in effect for much of the region.
BULLETIN Hurricane Lee Advisory Number 42 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132023 500 PM AST Fri Sep 15 2023
… TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS EVENING IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND…
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC… INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…37.9N 66.7W ABOUT 490 MI…790 KM SSW OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA ABOUT 290 MI…465 KM SE OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…80 MPH…130 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT… N OR 10 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…965 MB…28.50 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for southeastern New Brunswick. Environment Canada has also issued a Tropical Storm Watch for much of the coast of New Brunswick, all of Prince Edward Island, and the northern coast of Nova Scotia.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* New Brunswick from the U. S./Canada border to Point Lepreau, including Grand Manan Island * Nova Scotia from Digby to Ecum Secum
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Westport Massachusetts northward to the U. S./Canada border * Martha’s Vineyard * Nantucket * New Brunswick from the U. S./Canada border to Fort Lawrence, including Grand Manan Island * New Brunswick from Shediac to Tidnish * Nova Scotia from Fort Lawrence to Point Tupper
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Prince Edward Island * Magdalen Islands * New Brunswick from Belledune to Shediac * Nova Scotia from Tidnish to Aulds Cove * Nova Scotia from Aulds Cove to Meat Cove to Point Tupper
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
For storm information specific to your area in the United States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the United States, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lee was located near latitude 37.9 North, longitude 66.7 West. Lee is moving toward the north near 20 mph (31 km/h) and this motion at a faster forward speed is expected through Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Lee will continue to move farther away from Bermuda and approach the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada through Saturday. Lee is then expected to turn toward the north-northeast and northeast and move across Atlantic Canada Saturday night and Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Lee is expected to be a very large and dangerous storm when it reaches eastern New England and Atlantic Canada.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 965 mb (28.50 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- Key messages for Lee can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT3 and WMO header WTNT43 KNHC and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT3.shtml
WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible in the Hurricane Watch areas in Atlantic Canada on Saturday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in southern New England late this afternoon and spread northward across the rest of New England within the Tropical Storm Warning area through Saturday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread across the Tropical Storm Warning area in Atlantic Canada tonight and Saturday. These conditions are likely to lead to downed trees and potential power outages.
SURF: Swells generated by Lee are affecting the northern Leeward Islands, the British and U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
RAINFALL: Late tonight into Saturday night, Lee is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches, or 50 to 125 millimeters over portions of eastern Maine, western Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. This may produce localized urban and small stream flooding.
STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide…
East of Montauk Point, NY to U. S./Canada border…1-3 ft Cape Cod…1-3 ft Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket…1-3 ft Boston Harbor…1-3 ft Rockaway Inlet, NY to Montauk Point, NY…1-2 ft Long Island Sound…1-2 ft
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.
A dangerous storm surge will produce coastal flooding within the wind warning areas in Atlantic Canada in areas of onshore winds.
Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Fri Sep 15 2023
For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Active Systems: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Lee, located several hundred miles south-southeast of the New England states, on Tropical Storm Margot, located over the central subtropical Atlantic, and on newly formed Tropical Depression Fifteen, located over the central tropical Atlantic.
1. Eastern Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa by midweek. Some gradual development of this system is possible thereafter while the system moves westward across the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 7 days…low…20 percent.
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