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Powerful Hurricane Teddy Continues Northwestward

Category 3 Hurricane

Tropics Forecast Cone at 10:53 Saturday Evening, September 19th
Tropics Forecast Cone at 10:53 Saturday Evening, September 19th

Location 405 miles SSE of Bermuda
Wind 115 mph
Heading NW at 13 mph
Pressure 28.23
Coordinates 61.2W, 27.3N

Discussion

At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Teddy was located near latitude 27.3 North, longitude 61.2 West. Teddy is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue into Sunday. A turn toward the north is expected by Sunday night followed by a faster northward motion early next week. On the forecast track, Teddy will approach Bermuda on Sunday night, and the center will pass just east of the island Monday morning.

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Teddy is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. A weakening trend is expected to begin Sunday night.

Teddy is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 255 miles (405 km). Teddy's wind field is likely to become even larger over the next few days.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 956 mb (28.23 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 10:53 Saturday Evening, September 19th
Tropics Satellite at 10:53 Saturday Evening, September 19th

Watches and Warnings

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for, * Bermuda

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

Tropics Models at 9:10 Saturday Evening, September 19th
Tropics Models at 9:10 Saturday Evening, September 19th

Land Hazards

Key messages for Teddy can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5 and WMO header WTNT45 KNHC and on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT5.shtml.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to affect Bermuda beginning Sunday night and could linger into Monday night.

SURF: Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the east coast of the United States. Swells from Teddy should reach Atlantic Canada by early Sunday. These swells are likely to cause life- threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.