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Post-Tropical Cyclone Elsa Intermediate Advisory Number 38A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052021
200 PM EDT Fri Jul 09 2021
...HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOOD THREAT SPREADING NORTHWARD ACROSS NEW
...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS OCCURING OVER SOUTHEASTERN
SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 20 MI...30 KM W OF PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 31 MPH...50 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB...29.50 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for all of Long
Island and the coast of New England west of Watch Hill, Rhode
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Watch Hill Rhode Island to Merrimack River, Massachusetts
including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
For information on wind hazards north of the Tropical Storm Warning
area, please see products from your local weather office.
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
Satellite, radar, and surface observations indicate that Elsa has
lost its tropical characteristics and has become a post-tropical
cyclone. At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical
Cyclone Elsa was located by surface and radar data over
southeastern Massachusetts near latitude 42.0 North, longitude
71.0 West. Elsa is moving toward the northeast near 31 mph (50
km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue with an
increase in forward speed during the next couple of days. On the
forecast track, the center of Elsa will move near the coast of
southeastern Massachusetts this afternoon, and then move
offshore the northeastern United States coast by this evening. The
system is expected to move over Atlantic Canada by late tonight and
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher
gusts. No significant change in strength is expected today. The
post-tropical cyclone is forecast to gradually weaken over the
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km)
primarily to the east and southeast of the center. A WeatherFlow
site at Kalmus Beach near Hyannis, Massachusetts recently reported
a sustained wind of 47 mph (76 km/h) with a gust to 62 mph (100
km/h). An unofficial observing site near Falmouth, Massachusetts
reported a sustained wind of 40 mph (65 km/) gusting to 49 mph (80
km/h). A wind gust to 48 mph (78 km/h) has been observed at the
Nantucket Airport. NOAA buoy 44020 in Nantucket Sound measured a
sustained wind of 47 mph (76 km/h) and a gust to 56 mph (90 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface data is
999 mb (29.50 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Elsa can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5, WMO header WTNT45 KNHC and
on the web at
WIND: Tropical storm conditions will continue over portions
of the warning area over the northeastern U.S. coast through mid-
afternoon. Elsa is expected to bring gusty winds to portions
of Atlantic Canada tonight and Saturday after it becomes a
RAINFALL: Across southern and coastal New England...2 to 4 inches of
rain with isolated totals up to 6 inches are possible through today,
which could result in considerable flash and urban flooding.
Isolated minor river flooding is also expected.
For the latest rainfall reports and wind gusts associated with
Post-Tropical Cyclone Elsa, please visit the following link:
Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.