Hurricane Matthew Intensifying Rapidly
Hurricane Matthew Intensifying Rapidly
The latest report from Reconnaissance Aircraft show Hurricane Matthew is intensifying rapidly. The pressure has dropped to 934 millibars. Top winds are still 140 mph but if the pressure keeps falling the strongest winds are likely to increase. Tropical Storm Watches could be issued soon for portions of the East Coast of Florida.
000 URNT12 KNHC 040007 VORTEX DATA MESSAGE AL142016 A. 03/23:43:40Z B. 16 deg 37 min N 074 deg 39 min W C. 700 mb 2536 m D. 117 kt E. 051 deg 13 nm F. 145 deg 129 kt G. 053 deg 19 nm H. 934 mb I. 10 C / 3048 m J. 16 C / 3046 m K. 15 C / NA L. OPEN SW M. E12/26/15 N. 1234 / 7 O. 0.02 / 2 nm P. AF306 1814A MATTHEW OB 04 MAX FL WIND 129 KT 053 / 19 NM 23:37:30Z CNTR DROPSONDE SFC WIND 255 / 4 KT MAX FL TEMP 18 C 225 / 8 NM FROM FL CNTR RAGGED EYEWALL WITH KYDNEY SHAPED EYE
BULLETIN HURRICANE MATTHEW INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 23A...CORRECTED NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142016 800 PM EDT MON OCT 03 2016 CORRECTED WATCHES AND WARNINGS SUMMARY AND MINIMUM PRESSURE ...HURRICANE HUNTERS FIND MATTHEW IS STILL A 140-MPH HURRICANE... ...LIFE-THREATENING RAIN...WIND...AND STORM SURGE EXPECTED IN PARTS OF HAITI TONIGHT... SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...16.6N 74.6W ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM S OF TIBURON HAITI ABOUT 200 MI...325 KM SW OF PORT AU PRINCE HAITI MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...934 MB...27.58 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Haiti * Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma, and Las Tunas * Southeastern Bahamas, including the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island * Central Bahamas, including Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Cat Island A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Cuban province of Camaguey * Turks and Caicos Islands * Northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti * Jamaica A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Dominican Republic from Puerto Plata westward to the border with Haiti Interests elsewhere in Hispaniola, the Bahamas, and in the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys should monitor the progress of Matthew. 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 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 74.6 West. Matthew is moving toward the north-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn back toward the north at a faster forward speed is expected later tonight through Tuesday night. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti tonight, move near eastern Cuba late Tuesday, and move near or over portions of the southeastern and central Bahamas Tuesday night and Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a dangerous 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 Wednesday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km). The minimum central pressure recently reported by an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft was 934 mb (27.58 inches).
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