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Hurricane Paulette Intermediate Advisory Number 29A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172020
200 AM AST Mon Sep 14 2020
...NORTHERN EYEWALL OF PAULETTE MOVING ONSHORE BERMUDA...
...HURRICANE-FORCE WIND GUSTS AND TORRENTIAL RAINS RAKING BERMUDA...
SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 45 MI...75 KM SSE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.73 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 AST (0600 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Paulette was located
an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and Bermuda radar
near latitude 31.7 North, longitude 64.4 West. Paulette is moving
toward the northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). Paulette is forecast to
continue moving northwestward this morning and then turn northward
by this afternoon. A faster motion toward the northeast is expected
this afternoon through Wednesday. On the forecast track, the eye of
Paulette will pass over Bermuda within the next few hours.
Data from the reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum
sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Some
strengthening is forecast as Paulette moves closer to Bermuda this
morning and continuing into the afternoon. Additional strengthening
is likely when Paulette turns northeastward and moves away from
Bermuda tonight through Tuesday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175
miles (280 km). Winds have steadily increased on Bermuda during the
past few hours and will continue to increase this morning. An
observing station at the National Museum of Bermuda recently
reported a wind gust to 96 mph (155 km/h). A weather observing
station at Pearl Island reported a wind gust of 70 mph (113 km/h)
while a reporting station at the Bermuda Heliport measured a wind
gust to 72 mph (116 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from the
hurricane hunter plane is 973 mb (28.73 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Paulette can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2, WMO header WTNT42 KNHC,
and on the web at https://www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT2.shtml.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are occuring on Bermuda now, and
winds will steadily increase this morning. Hurricane conditions are
expected to each Bermuda during the next 2 to 3 hours and will
continue into early afternoon.
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce
significant coastal flooding on Bermuda in areas of onshore winds.
Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and
RAIN: Paulette will bring periods of heavy rain to Bermuda through
today, with rainfall of 3 to 6 inches expected.
SURF: Swells generated by Paulette are affecting portions of the
Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the
east coast of the United States. These swells are likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult
products from your local weather office.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.