HURRICANE MATTHEW CATEGORY 5 WINDS 160 MPH
HURRICANE MATTHEW CATEGORY 5 WINDS 160 MPH
HURRICANE WATCH FOR JAMAICA
Reports from an Air Force Reconnaissance plane indicate that Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to a category 5 hurricane. It is the first category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic Basin since Hurricane Felix in 2007. It is remarkable that this system went from a category 1 hurricane last night to a category 5 hurricane in a little over 24 hours. It has been intensifying at a rate of 2 to 3 millibars per hour. No model showed Matthew achieving this intensity at this stage of the hurricane’s life cycle
URNT12 KNHC 010203 CCA VORTEX DATA MESSAGE AL142016 A. 01/01:25:00Z B. 13 deg 20 min N 072 deg 04 min W C. 700 mb 2612 m D. 138 kt E. 277 deg 5 nm F. 024 deg 130 kt G. 280 deg 8 nm H. 944 mb I. 10 C / 3094 m J. 21 C / 3051 m K. 13 C / NA L. CLOSED M. C12 N. 12345 / 7 O. 0.02 / 1 nm P. AF303 0914A MATTHEW OB 14 CCA MAX OUTBOUND AND MAX FL WIND 133 KT 001 / 9 NM 01:30:00Z CNTR DROPSONDE SFC WIND 095 / 18 KT ;
This is the most recent report from the Air Force showed flight level winds of 133 knots and a measured sustained wind of 138 knots. Hurricane Matthew strengthened from a category 1 to a category 5 hurricane in less than 36 hours.
BULLETIN HURRICANE MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER 12 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142016 1100 PM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016 ...MATTHEW BECOMES A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE... ...THE STRONGEST HURRICANE IN THE ATLANTIC SINCE FELIX IN 2007... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.3N 72.3W ABOUT 80 MI...125 KM NW OF PUNTA GALLINAS COLOMBIA ABOUT 440 MI...710 KM SE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...160 MPH...260 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...941 MB...27.79 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Jamaica A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Port-Au-Prince A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case in the next 12 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Interests elsewhere along the coasts of Venezuela and Colombia and elsewhere in Hispaniola should monitor the progress of Matthew. Interests in eastern Cuba should also monitor the progress of Matthew. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.3 North, longitude 72.3 West. Matthew is moving just south of due west near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Saturday, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move north of the Guajira Peninsula tonight, move across the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday, and be approaching Jamaica late Sunday. Data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible this weekend, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Sunday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km). The minimum central pressure estimated by a reconnaissance aircraft was 941 mb (27.79 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue in portions of the warning area in Colombia overnight. Hurricane conditions are possible on Jamaica on Monday, with tropical storm conditions possible by late Sunday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in Haiti by late Sunday. RAINFALL: Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with isolated higher amounts are expected over Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao through Saturday. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with isolated higher amounts are expected along the coast of Colombia from the Venezuelan border to Riohacha. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches with isolated higher amounts are expected along the coast of Venezuela from Coro to the Colombian border. Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches are expected across Jamaica and southern and southwestern Haiti. These rains may produce life-threatening flash flooding and mud slides. SURF: Swells generated by Matthew are expected to affect portions of the coasts of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Venezuela, and Colombia during the next few days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
Tonight;s GFS model run as begun and we will post an analysis of this on a JOESTRADAMUS post shortly. Here is the previous post from this afternoon.
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