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Lisa August 31st, 2010 01:12 AM

Atlantic - Fiona
 
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Statement as of 11:00 PM EDT on August 30, 2010

...Fiona continues moving rapidly westward...tropical storm watchesissued...

summary of 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...information-----------------------------------------------location...15.1n 50.8wabout 745 mi...1195 km E of the Leeward Islandsmaximum sustained winds...40 mph...65 km/hrpresent movement...W or 280 degrees at 23 mph...37 km/hrminimum central pressure...1007 mb...29.74 inches

watches and warnings--------------------changes with this advisory...
the governments of Antigua and Barbuda have issued a tropical stormwatch for Antigua...Barbuda...Montserrat...St. Kitts...Nevis...andAnguilla.
The government of the Netherlands Antilles has issued a tropicalstorm watch for St. Maarten...Saba...and St. Eustatius.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
a tropical storm watch in in effect for...* Antigua...Barbuda...Montserrat...St. Kitts...Nevis...and Anguilla* St. Maarten...Saba...and St. Eustatius
a tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands should monitorthe progress of Fiona. Additional watches or warnings may berequired for a portion of this area tomorrow morning.
For storm information specific to your area outside the UnitedStates...please monitor products issued by your Nationalmeteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Fiona waslocated near latitude 15.1 north...longitude 50.8 west. Fiona ismoving toward the west near 23 mph...37 km/hr...and a turn towardthe west-northwest at a slower forward speed is anticipatedtomorrow. On the forecast track...the center of Fiona is expectedto pass near or northeast of the northern Leeward Islands late onTuesday or early on Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph...65 km/hr...with highergusts. Some slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles...220 kmfrom the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb...29.74 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------wind...tropical storm conditions could spread over portions of thenorthern Leeward Islands late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday.

Next advisory-------------next intermediate advisory...200 am EDT.Next complete advisory...500 am EDT.
$$Forecaster Blake

Lisa September 1st, 2010 02:07 AM

Statement as of 2:00 am AST on September 01, 2010

...Fiona moving closer to the northern Leeward Islands...

summary of 200 am AST...0600 UTC...information----------------------------------------------location...17.2n 60.1wabout 210 mi...335 km ESE of the northern Leeward Islandsmaximum sustained winds...40 mph...65 km/hrpresent movement...WNW or 290 degrees at 20 mph...32 km/hrminimum central pressure...1006 mb...29.71 inches

watches and warnings--------------------changes with this advisory...
none.
Summary of watches and warnings in effect...
a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
a tropical storm watch is in effect for...* Antigua...Barbuda...Montserrat...St. Kitts...Nevis...and Anguilla* St. Maarten...Saba...and St. Eustatius
a Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area...in this case within 12to 18 hours.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area...in this case within 12 to 18 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands should monitorthe progress of Fiona.
For storm information specific to your area in the UnitedStates...including possible inland watches and warnings...pleasemonitor products issued by your local National Weather Serviceforecast office. For storm information specific to your area outsidethe United States...please monitor products issued by your Nationalmeteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 200 am AST...0600 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Fiona waslocated near latitude 17.2 north...longitude 60.1 west. Fiona ismoving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph...32 km/hr. Thisgeneral motion is expected to continue to today. A gradual turntoward the northwest is forecast to occur on Thursday. On theforecast track...the center of Fiona is expected to pass over orjust north of the northern Leeward Islands later this morning andafternoon.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph...65 km/hr...with highergusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next36 hours...with gradual weakening thereafter.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles...220 km...mainly northeast through southeast of the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb...29.71 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------wind...tropical storm conditions could spread over portions of thenorthern Leeward Islands by later this morning and early afternoon.

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

Lisa September 2nd, 2010 02:09 AM

Statement as of 11:00 PM AST on September 01, 2010

...Fiona moving quickly northwestward...

summary of 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...information-----------------------------------------------location...21.8n 64.1wabout 270 mi...430 km NNE of San Juan Puerto Ricomaximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/hrpresent movement...NW or 320 degrees at 23 mph...37 km/hrminimum central pressure...1000 mb...29.53 inches

watches and warnings--------------------there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Fiona waslocated near latitude 21.8 north...longitude 64.1 west. Fiona ismoving toward the northwest near 23 mph...37 km/hr. This generalmotion with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next24 hours...followed by a turn toward the north Thursday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph...95 km/hr...with highergusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next couple ofdays.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles...220 kmmainly to the northeast of the center.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb...29.53 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------none.

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

Lisa September 4th, 2010 01:31 AM

Statement as of 11:00 PM AST on September 03, 2010

...Fiona becomes a remnant low south of Bermuda...

summary of 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...information-----------------------------------------------location...31.4n 64.9wabout 60 mi...100 km S of Bermudamaximum sustained winds...30 mph...45 km/hrpresent movement...NNE or 25 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/hrminimum central pressure...1013 mb...29.91 inches

watches and warnings--------------------there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook------------------------------at 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...the center of the remnant low associatedwith former Tropical Depression Fiona was located near latitude 31.4north...longitude 64.9 west. The remnant low is moving toward thenorth-northeast near 14 mph...22 km/hr. This motion is expected tocontinue during the next 36 hours with some increase in forwardspeed before the low dissipates on Monday. On the forecast track...The remnant low is expected to pass near or east of BermudaSaturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph...45 km/hr...with highergusts. The low is expected to dissipate on Monday.
Estimated minimum central pressure is 1013 mb...29.91 inches.

Hazards affecting land----------------------none.
Next advisory-------------this is the last public advisory issued by the National HurricaneCenter on this system. Additional information on this system can befound in high seas forecasts issued by the National Weather Service...Under AWIPS header nfdhsfat1 and WMO header fznt01 kwbc.
$$Forecaster Roberts/Brennan


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