Hurricane Teddy Public Advisory Number 23

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Issued at 1100 PM AST Thu Sep 17 2020


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WTNT35 KNHC 180236
TCPAT5

BULLETIN
Hurricane Teddy Advisory Number 23
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL202020
1100 PM AST Thu Sep 17 2020

...LARGE AND POWERFUL HURRICANE TEDDY MOVING NORTHWESTWARD...
...LARGE SWELLS FORECAST TO SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN
ATLANTIC INTO THIS WEEKEND INCREASING RIP CURRENT THREAT...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...20.9N 54.7W
ABOUT 575 MI...930 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
ABOUT 1005 MI...1615 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...945 MB...27.91 INCHES


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

Interest in Bermuda should monitor the progress of Teddy.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Teddy was located
near latitude 20.9 North, longitude 54.7 West. Teddy is moving
toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general motion
is expected to continue for the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher
gusts. Teddy is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is possible
through Friday, with a weakening trend likely to begin this
weekend.

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 230 miles (370 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 945 mb (27.91 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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Key messages for Teddy can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5 and WMO header WTNT45 KNHC.

SURF: Large swells generated by Teddy are reaching the Lesser
Antilles and the northeastern coast of South America and should
spread westward to the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and
the east coast of the United States by the weekend. These swells
are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Pasch

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