Hurricane Matthew Category 4 & Local Weather

Hurricane Matthew Category 4 & Local Weather

Hurricane Matthew Category 4 & Local Weather

Before we look at our local weather we want to let you know that Hurricane Matthew has now become a category 4 hurricane with max winds of 140 mph and the lowest pressure of 948 millibars. Hurricane Watch is now posted for the island of Jamaica. Note the incredibly well developed tiny eye. Strengthening may not be done yet. The latest advisory follows.

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BULLETIN
HURRICANE MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER  11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL142016
500 PM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

...MATTHEW RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS TO A POWERFUL CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...
...HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR JAMAICA...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.5N 71.6W
ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM N OF PUNTA GALLINAS COLOMBIA
ABOUT 465 MI...750 KM SE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...949 MB...28.03 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Jamaica has issued a Hurricane Watch for Jamaica.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the southwestern coast
of Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to
Port-Au-Prince.

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
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At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located
near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 71.6 West.  Matthew is moving
toward the west-southwest near 9 mph (15 km/h).  A westward motion
at a slower forward speed is expected tonight and Saturday.  A turn
toward the west-northwest is forecast by Saturday night, followed by
a turn toward the northwest on Sunday.  On the forecast track, the
center of Matthew will move north of the Guajira Peninsula this
tonight, move across the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday, and be
near Jamaica on Sunday.

Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum
sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph (220 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-
Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some additional strengthening is
possible tonight, and some fluctuations in intensity are possible
Saturday and Sunday.  Matthew is expected to remain a powerful
hurricane through Sunday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles
(315 km).

The latest minimum central pressure based on data from the NOAA
aircraft is 949 mb (28.03 inches).

We will have more on Hurricane Matthew later this evening on our live facebook post at 8pm

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Meanwhile the upper low that has been keeping things damp and dismal around here continues to spin away. We have seen a few waves of rain during the day Friday and we will see a few more between now and Sunday morning. The rain will be more off than on however and there will be some dry periods. Temperatures will probably be in the upper 50s to at best mid 60s right into Sunday morning.

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There is a chance we could see some improvement Sunday afternoon into Monday however another big high builds in with an onshore flow setting up again. And of course the mystery surrounding Hurricane Matthew will continue. Here is the latest European and GFS model analysis.

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