Hurricane Matthew Moving North Northwest
Hurricane Matthew Moving North Northwest
Category 4 Winds 150 MPH
Hurricane Warnings for Jamaica & South Coast Haiti
We have seen very little movement in Hurricane Matthew this evening as it has been milling around after completing a counterclockwise loop. The eye on the satellite remains well defined. A motion to the northwest should begin shortly though the hurricane will be moving very slowly over the next few days.
..150-MPH MATTHEW FINALLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE COLOMBIAN COAST... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.8N 73.6W ABOUT 340 MI...550 KM SSW OF PORT AU PRINCE HAITI ABOUT 360 MI...580 KM SE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Jamaica * Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Haiti from east of Le Mole St. Nicholas to the northern border with the Dominican Republic * Cuba from Camaguey province to Guantanamo province Interests elsewhere in Hispaniola and in the Bahamas should monitor the progress of Matthew. A Hurricane Watch could be needed for portions of the Bahamas on Sunday. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm- force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. 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. 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 center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 73.6 West. Matthew began to move toward the north-northwest at 7 mph (11 km/h). This general motion is expected to continue on Sunday, followed by a turn toward the north on Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 150 mph (240 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Monday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 940 mb (27.76 inches).
The new round of model guidance begins now and we will be posting a new You Tube Video on Hurricane Matthew and tonight’s gfs model around 12:30am or as soon as the model is out far enough followed by a post on the GFS model.
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