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Hurricane Lorenzo Intermediate Advisory Number 38A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132019
800 PM AST Tue Oct 01 2019
...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WIND GUSTS OCCURRING ACROSS THE WESTERN
AZORES AS LORENZO BARRELS FASTER TOWARD THE ISLANDS...
SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 205 MI...330 KM SW OF FLORES ISLAND IN THE WESTERN AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 32 MPH...52 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Flores, Corvo, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Sao Miguel, Santa Maria
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life
and property should be rushed to completion.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lorenzo was
located near latitude 37.8 North, longitude 34.3 West. Lorenzo is
moving toward the northeast near 32 mph (52 km/h). A northeastward
motion at an even faster forward speed is expected through Thursday.
The cyclone is forecast to slow down and turn eastward by Thursday
night. On the forecast track, the center of Lorenzo is expected to
pass near the western Azores late tonight or early Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher
gusts. Only slow weakening is expected during the next 48 hours.
Lorenzo is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward
up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force
winds extend outward up to 345 miles (555 km). During the past hour,
a wind gust to 43 mph (69 km/h) was reported at the Santa Cruz
Airport on Flores island in the western Azores.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb (28.35 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Lorenzo can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT3 and WMO header WTNT43 KNHC
and on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT3.shtml
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane
warning area early Wednesday morning, with tropical storm conditions
beginning tonight. Tropical storm conditions are expected in
the tropical storm warning area by early Wednesday.
RAINFALL: Lorenzo is expected to produce total rain accumulations
of 1 to 2 inches (25 to 50 mm) over the western Azores and up to
1 inch (25 mm) over the central Azores Tuesday and Wednesday.
SURF: Swells generated by Lorenzo have spread across much of the
North Atlantic basin, and are affecting the east coast of the United
States, Atlantic Canada, the Bahamas, portions of the Greater and
Lesser Antilles, the Azores, and portions of the coast of Europe.
These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip
current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.