Subtropical Storm Melissa Public Advisory Number 2

By | October 11, 2019

Issued at 500 PM AST Fri Oct 11 2019


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WTNT34 KNHC 112031
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BULLETIN
Subtropical Storm Melissa Advisory Number   2
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142019
500 PM AST Fri Oct 11 2019

...MELISSA CONTINUES TO CAUSE COASTAL FLOODING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE
MID-ATLANTIC COAST AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND...
...THOSE IMPACTS SHOULD GRADUALLY DIMINISH TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...38.2N 69.5W
ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM S OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SSE OR 150 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB...29.44 INCHES


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

For information on wind and coastal flooding hazards, see products
issued by your local National Weather Service office at
weather.gov.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Subtropical Storm Melissa
was located near latitude 38.2 North, longitude 69.5 West. Melissa
is moving toward the south-southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h). A turn
toward the east is forecast tonight followed by an increase in
forward speed on Saturday. This motion will continue through Monday.
On the forecast track, the center of Melissa will move away from the
east coast of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual weakening is expected over the next couple of days, and
Melissa is forecast to lose its subtropical characteristics by
Saturday night.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km) from the
center, primarily over waters.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Wind gusts to 50 mph are likely to continue over portions of
Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket through the early
evening.

COASTAL FLOODING:  Coastal flooding will continue through the
late evening along portions of the U.S. east coast from the
mid-Atlantic states to southeastern New England.

SURF:  Swells generated by Melissa are affecting much of the U.S.
east coast, portions of the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Atlantic Canada.
These swells will result in 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 PM AST.

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Forecaster Latto

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