Hurricane Fiona Moving North Northeast Towards Bermuda

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September 22, 2022

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE FIONA, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 AM, THURSDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2022.

...FIONA NOW MOVING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD...
…HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR BERMUDA…

AT 5:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF FIONA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.4° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 70.6° WEST, OR ABOUT 485 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 1250 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX. NOVA SCOTIA.

FIONA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MILES PER HOUR.   A NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD OR NORTHEASTWARD MOTION WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY, FOLLOWED BY A SOMEWHAT SLOWER NORTHWARD MOTION BEGINNING FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF FIONA WILL PASS JUST TO THE WEST OF BERMUDA TONIGHT, APPROACH NOVA SCOTIA ON FRIDAY, AND MOVE ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA AND INTO THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE ON SATURDAY.

MAXIMUMSUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 130 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  FIONA IS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR –SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT, WITH FIONA FORECAST TO STILL BE PRODUCING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY AFTER IT HAS BECOME POST-TROPICAL.

Hurricane Fiona

News date : 09/22/2022    Category : Hurricane

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