Tropical Storm Melissa Public Advisory Number 8

By | October 13, 2019

Issued at 500 AM AST Sun Oct 13 2019


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WTNT34 KNHC 130830
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BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Melissa Advisory Number   8
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142019
500 AM AST Sun Oct 13 2019

...MELISSA WEAKENING BUT STILL PRODUCING SWELLS ALONG THE EAST COAST
OF THE U.S. AND ATLANTIC CANADA...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...39.3N 62.6W
ABOUT 370 MI...595 KM S OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES


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

For information on 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 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Melissa was
located near latitude 39.4 North, longitude 62.6 West.  Melissa is
moving toward the east-northeast near 14 mph (22 km/h).  An
increase in forward speed and a turn to the east are expected
during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual weakening is expected, and Melissa is forecast to become a
post-tropical remnant low by tonight or early Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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COASTAL FLOODING:  Minor to moderate coastal flooding will occur
along some portions of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and southeastern coast
today around times of high tide.

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 AM AST.

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Forecaster Cangialosi

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