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Hurricane Humberto Intermediate Advisory Number 22A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092019
200 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019
...HUMBERTO EXPECTED TO BRING STRONG WINDS TO BERMUDA BY LATE
SUMMARY OF 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 330 MI...535 KM W OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 75 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...951 MB...28.09 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
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DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 200 AM EDT (0600 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Humberto was located
near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 70.4 West. Humberto is moving
toward the east-northeast near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general
motion with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected through
early Thursday, followed by a northeastward to north-northeastward
motion through Friday. On the forecast track, the core of Humberto
is expected to pass just to the northwest and north of Bermuda
Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts. Humberto is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely
during the next day or so, but Humberto should remain a powerful
hurricane through early Thursday. A steady weakening trend should
begin later on Thursday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175
miles (280 km). NOAA Buoy 41048 located just to the east of Humberto
recently reported sustained winds of 47 mph (76 km/h) with a wind
gust of 63 mph (101 km/h) and pressure falling rapidly.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 951 mb (28.09 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected to reach Bermuda by
Wednesday night and continue into early Thursday morning. Winds
are expected to first reach tropical-storm strength by Wednesday
afternoon, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to
RAINFALL: Humberto may bring periods of heavy rain to Bermuda
through Thursday, with rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with
maximum amounts of 6 inches expected.
SURF: Large swells generated by Humberto will increase along the
coast of Bermuda by Wednesday. Dangerous breaking waves, especially
along south-facing beaches, will be possible Wednesday night into
Thursday, and could cause coastal flooding.
Swells will continue to affect the northwestern Bahamas and the
southeastern coast of the United States from east-central Florida to
North Carolina during the next couple of days.
These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office
and the Bermuda Weather Service.
STORM SURGE: Storm surge and breaking waves could raise water
levels by 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate
southern coast of Bermuda.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.