Forecasters are considering an earlier start to hurricane season -- here’s why
Forecasters have run out of traditional names for the Atlantic hurricane season. An effort is underway to examine the potential advantages and disadvantages of changing the official start date of the Atlantic hurricane season,” said Communications and Public Affairs Officer Dennis Feltgen. These scheduled updates will be sent out four times a day at 2 a.m., 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.Is the Atlantic hurricane season becoming more active outside of official hurricane season dates? If looking at the stats, in recent years, we’ve seen more activity outside of the official hurricane season dates. Regardless of when the tropical outlooks are sent out, or IF hurricane season is eventually extended, remember that tropical systems can form anytime of the year.
LIVE TRACK: Teddy, Wilfred, Beta churn in the Atlantic, no immediate threat to Florida
As of 11 p.m. Saturday, maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, as the storm moves north-northeast at 2 mph. Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days before Beta reaches the Texas coast, forecasters said. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, forecasters said maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph as the storm moves northwest at 13 mph. Tropical Storm WilfredTropics Forecast Cone at 4:57 Saturday Night, September 19thTropical Storm Wilfred is 1,105 miles west of The Cabo Verde Islands. Forecasters said gradual weakening is expected Sunday night and on Monday, and Wilfred is expected to dissipate by Tuesday.
12’ waves possible at East Coast beaches Sunday, Monday
Teddy will be pushing the ocean right into the coast which could lead to coastal flooding and beach erosion. Coastal flood watches and warning go into effect Saturday eveningA coastal flood warning goes into effect Saturday evening for coastal Flagler county. This means that coastal flooding is possible in these areas. Pay extra close attention if you live in an area prone to coastal flooding. Coastal flooding occurs from rising ocean water being forced inland by a storm rather than from heavy rain.
Portable toilets to be removed from Volusia beaches due to ‘squally’ weather from Hurricane Teddy
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Despite a record-setting hurricane season, Central Florida has been spared thus far (knock on wood), but Hurricane Teddy will bring some dangerous beach conditions this weekend. According to Volusia County officials, Teddy, along with an area of high pressure off the coast, will impact area beaches this weekend with strong surf, dangerous rip currents, higher-than-normal tides, strong wind gusts and rain. “Water may be shut off to some coastal showers. Beachgoers should swim in front of a staffed lifeguard tower. For more information, including the real-time status of vehicle access ramps and staffed lifeguard towers, download the free Volusia Beaches app from the Goggle Play or Apple App Store, or visit volusia.org/beachmap.
Teddy Heading Toward The Northwest Coast Of Newfoundland
Location 530 miles NNE of Halifax Nova Scotia Wind 50 mph Heading NNE at 32 mph Pressure 28.8 Coordinates 57.3W, 51.0NDiscussionAt 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy was located near latitude 51.0 North, longitude 57.3 West based on the Marble Mountain, Newfoundland, radar and surface observations along the west coast of Newfoundland. On the forecast track, the center of Teddy should move closer to the northwestern Newfoundland coast tonight and into the Labrador Sea on Thursday before merging with a larger extratropical low. By the Sea, Newfoundland (near the Cow Head Lighthouse) reported a barometric pressure of 979 mb (28.91 inches). SURF: Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting Bermuda, the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. WIND: Gusty winds are possible along the western coast of Newfoundland tonight.