National Hurricane Center Issues Several Advisories as Atlantic Hurricane Activity Escalates
By Space Coast Daily // September 21, 2020
storms not currently threatening Brevard
(NWS) – The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Beta, located over the western Gulf of Mexico, on Hurricane Teddy, located a couple of hundred miles south-southeast of Bermuda, and on Tropical Depression Wilfred, located over the central tropical Atlantic.
None of the storms are currently threatening Brevard County.
Elsewhere on this Sunday evening, Post-Tropical Cyclone Paulette is located a few hundred miles south of the Azores and continues to produce disorganized shower activity.
This system is drifting southward over marginally warm waters and is expected to begin moving eastward on Monday.
The cyclone could develop tropical or subtropical characteristics during the next day or two. It has a medium (60 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and five days.
There’s a weak area of low pressure located inland over southwestern Florida, producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms over portions of the Florida peninsula.
The low is forecast to move west-southwestward at about 10 mph over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico later tonight and Monday.
Environmental conditions are not expected to be conducive, and significant development of this system is not anticipated.
It has a near-zero chance of formation during the next 48 hours and five days.
At 8 p.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Teddy was located about 225 miles (360 km) south-southeast of Bermuda.
Teddy is moving toward the north near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for another couple days.
Teddy is approaching Bermuda from the southeast, and the center should pass east of the island Monday
Teddy is forecast to be approaching Nova Scotia late Tuesday or Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Teddy is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km).
Little change in strength is forecast to take place, and the system is expected to remain a large and powerful hurricane through Tuesday, then become a strong post-tropical cyclone on Wednesday.
For more information visit www.hurricanes.gov