Hurricane Season 2020

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Weather Forecast September 15th-September 21, 2020 WEATHER FORECAST 15th – 21st SEPTEMBER, 2020

September 17, 2020

Weak ridge will maintain a light to moderate flow across the islands. Large northeast to easterly swells expected to impact the Tropical North Atlantic waters approaching the end of this week through early next week...

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News Item on Hurricane Teddy

September 16, 2020

News Item on Hurricane Teddy issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office at 12PM, WEDNESDAY, 16 TH SEPTEMBER, 2020...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Vicky
News Item on Tropical Storm Vicky

September 16, 2020

News Item on Tropical Storm Vicky issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office at 12PM, WEDNESDAY, 16 TH SEPTEMBER, 2020...

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News Item of Post-Tropical Cyclone Paulette
News Item of Post-Tropical Cyclone Paulette

September 16, 2020

News Item on Post-Tropical Cyclone Paulette issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at 12:00 PM WEDNESDAY 16 TH, SEPTEMBER 2020...

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News Item on Hurricane Sally
News Item on Hurricane Sally

September 16, 2020

Newst Item on Hurricane Sally issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at 12PM WEDNESDAY 16 TH, SEPTEMBER 2020...

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More Hurricane News

Tropical Storm Wilfred Forecast Discussion Number 1

September 18, 2020

Issued at 1100 AM AST Fri Sep 18 2020

000
WTNT43 KNHC 181435
TCDAT3

Tropical Storm Wilfred Discussion Number

1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL232020
1100 AM AST Fri Sep 18 2020

Satellite images indicate that the broad area of low pressure over
the eastern Atlantic has become better-defined this morning. In
addition, scatterometer data also show a closed circulation, albeit
with some rain contamination causing some noise near the center.

The initial wind speed is set to 35 kt, in accordance with
scatterometer data from last night (this morning's data missed the
eastern side of the storm). Thus Wilfred has formed, continuing
the record-setting pace of the 2020 hurricane season since it is
the earliest 21st named storm on record, about 3 weeks earlier
than Vince of 2...

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Tropical Storm Wilfred Graphics

September 18, 2020

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:33:59 GMT



Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:33:59 GMT

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Tropical Storm Wilfred Public Advisory Number 1

September 18, 2020

Issued at 1100 AM AST Fri Sep 18 2020

559
WTNT33 KNHC 181433
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Wilfred Advisory Number

1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL232020
1100 AM AST Fri Sep 18 2020

...WILFRED FORMS IN THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC...
...GET OUT THE GREEK ALPHABET FOR THE REST OF 2020...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...11.9N 32.4W
ABOUT 630 MI...1015 KM WSW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), ...

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Summary for Tropical Storm Wilfred (AT3/AL232020)

September 18, 2020

...WILFRED FORMS IN THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC... ...GET OUT THE GREEK ALPHABET FOR THE REST OF 2020...
As of 11:00 AM AST Fri Sep 18
the center of Wilfred was located near 11.9, -32.4
with movement WNW at 17 mph.
The minimum central pressure was 1008 mb
with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph.

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Tropical Storm Wilfred Forecast Advisory Number 1

September 18, 2020

Issued at 1500 UTC FRI SEP 18 2020

441
WTNT23 KNHC 181432
TCMAT3

TROPICAL STORM WILFRED FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER

1
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

AL232020
1500 UTC FRI SEP 18 2020

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 11.9N 32.4W AT 18/1500Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 30 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1008 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT.
34 KT....... 0NE 120SE

0SW

0NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 11.9N 32.4W AT 18/1500Z
AT 18/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 11.7N 31.6W

FORECAST VALID 19/0000Z 12.6N ...

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

September 18, 2020

000

ABNT20 KNHC 181150

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Fri Sep 18 2020

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane

Teddy, located over the central tropical Atlantic, and on Tropical

Depression Twenty-Two, located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure

located a few hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands are

becoming better organized. Earlier satellite-derived wind data

indicated that this system does not yet have a well-defined center,

but it is producing winds near tropical-storm-force to its east.

Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional

d...

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Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Forecast Discussion Number 3

September 18, 2020

Issued at 400 AM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

000
WTNT42 KNHC 180839
TCDAT2

Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Discussion Number

3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL222020
400 AM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

The depression is still not very well organized. It's surface wind
circulation appears to be elongated from southwest to northeast and
deep convection is mostly limited to the northeast quadrant of the
cyclone. Overnight ASCAT data and the latest TAFB Dvorak estimate
both support an intensity of 30 kt. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane
Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system later this
morning and should provide more information about the structure of
the cyclone.

Confidence in the details of the track forecast remain low at this
time. Due to the slow forward speed of the cy...

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Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Graphics

September 18, 2020

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:38:40 GMT



Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:38:40 GMT

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Hurricane Teddy Graphics

September 18, 2020

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:37:35 GMT



Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:37:35 GMT

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Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Public Advisory Number 3

September 18, 2020

Issued at 400 AM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

000
WTNT32 KNHC 180837
TCPAT2

BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Advisory Number

3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL222020
400 AM CDT Fri Sep 18 2020

...SLOW MOVING DEPRESSION FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER
TODAY...

SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...22.9N 94.1W
ABOUT 245 MI...400 KM ENE OF TAMPICO MEXICO
ABOUT 285 MI...460 KM SE OF MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
Interests along the western Gulf of Mexico coast should monitor the
progress of the depression.

DISCUSSION AND O...

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Preparing your home | Hurricane Seaso


Tips on preparing your home for a storm

  • Clear away any debris in your yard and bring any loose items such as patio furniture inside or anchor them securely

  • Trim trees

  • Repair any leaks or damaged areas of your roof

  • Clean your gutters and clear any drains

  • Prepare shutters or plywood to cover all windows

  • Prepare sandbags for use at entryways to help keep out potential floodwater

  • Clean out your freezer and refrigerator removing all perishable items. Turn the refrigerator on MAXIMUM COLD and open as little as possible

  • Close and secure all propane tanks

  • Fill your tub and other bottles with tap water for bathing and general use


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The Saffir-Simpson Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Scale is the scale used to measure the intensity of hurricanes. It has 5 categories with a category 5 being the strongest and most destructive marked by sustained winds exceeding 157mph.

Saffir-Simpson Scale | Hurricane Season 2017

Category 1 - Sustained winds 74-95mph
Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days.

Category 2 - Sustained winds 96-110mph
Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks.

Category 3 - Sustained winds 111-129mph
Devastating damage will occur: Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes.

Category 4 - Sustained winds 130-156mph
Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

Category 5 - Sustained winds 157mph+
Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.


Emergency Contacts

  • For POLICE dial 919 or 911*

  • NEMA 322-6081

  • BASRA 325-8864

  • BEC/BPL 323-5561/4

  • Water & Sewerage 325-4504

  • National Emergency Medical Services 323-2597 (919 or 911)

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