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Tropical Storm Fay Intermediate Advisory Number 5A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062020
200 PM EDT Fri Jul 10 2020
...HEAVY RAIN AND WINDS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC
COAST AS FAY'S CENTER NEARS THE JERSEY SHORE...
SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 25 MI...35 KM ESE OF CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY
ABOUT 140 MI...225 KM S OF NEW YORK CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 5 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Fenwick Island Delaware to Watch Hill Rhode Island including Long
Island and Long Island Sound
* Southern Delaware Bay
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fay was
located near latitude 38.8 North, longitude 74.5 West. Fay is moving
toward the north near 12 mph (19 km/h). A northward to north-
northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected over the
next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Fay is
forecast to move near the New Jersey coast this afternoon and
evening and move inland over the mid-Atlantic and northeast United
States tonight and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast today while the center remains
over water. Weakening should begin after the center moves inland,
and Fay is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by early
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)
from the center. A Weatherflow site at Lewes, Delaware, recently
reported a sustained wind of 41 mph (67 km/h) and a wind gust of 53
mph (86 km/h). Another Weatherflow station at Seaside Heights, New
Jersey, recently reported a sustained wind of 37 mph (59 km/h) and a
wind gust of 46 mph (74 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from an Air
Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 998 mb (29.47 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Fay can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion
under AWIPS header MIATCDAT1 and WMO header WTNT41 KNHC.
RAINFALL: Fay is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain with
isolated maxima of 7 inches along and near the track from Delaware
northward into New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southeast New York,
and southern New England. The rain may result in flash flooding and
urban flooding in areas with poor drainage where the heaviest
amounts occur. Widespread river flooding is not expected at this
WIND: Tropical storm conditions will continue to spread northward
within the warning area through tonight.
STORM SURGE: Minor coastal flooding is possible in portions of
the Tropical Storm Warning area.
TORNADOES: Isolated tornadoes are possible today across coastal
areas of New Jersey, southeast New York, and southern New England.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.