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Advisory - Tropical System Omar

HURRICANE TEDDY ADVISORY NUMBER  24
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL202020
500 AM AST FRI SEP 18 2020

...TEDDY REMAINS A POWERFUL HURRICANE OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
...LARGE SWELLS FORECAST TO SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN
ATLANTIC INCREASING RIP CURRENT THREAT...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.6N 55.4W
ABOUT 550 MI...890 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
ABOUT 935 MI...1510 KM SE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...947 MB...27.97 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 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), THE CENTER OF HURRICANE TEDDY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 21.6 NORTH, LONGITUDE 55.4 WEST. TEDDY IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH (19 KM/H) AND THIS GENERAL MOTION
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, FOLLOWED BY A 
TURN TO THE NORTH BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 130 MPH (215 KM/H) WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  TEDDY IS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE EXPECTED 
DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.

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 947 MB (27.97 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 AFFECTING 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 1100 AM AST.

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FORECASTER CANGIALOSI

Hurricane(Cat. 4) Omar
Latitude 21.6N
Longitude 55.4W
Maximum Winds 130 MPH
Pressure 947 MB
Direction/Speed NW @ 12 MPH

Last Updated: 500 AM AST



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