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Hurricane Fiona Advisory Number 29
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072022
1100 AM EDT Wed Sep 21 2022
...POWERFUL HURRICANE FIONA HEADED NORTHWARD...
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 675 MI...1090 KM SW OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1455 MI...2340 KM SSW OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 0 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...937 MB...27.67 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
Interests in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of this
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Fiona was located
near latitude 24.6 North, longitude 71.7 West. Fiona is moving
toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h). This general motion is
expected to continue through this evening. A turn toward the
north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected by
Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will continue
to move away from the Turks and Caicos today, approach Bermuda
late on Thursday and approach Atlantic Canada late Friday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher
gusts. Fiona is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is forecast
through tonight, with some fluctuations in intensity possible on
Thursday. Fiona is forecast to be a hurricane-force cyclone
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 937 mb (27.67 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Hurricane Fiona can be found in the Tropical
Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header
WTNT42 KNHC and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT2.shtml.
WIND: Gusty winds are likely to continue over portions of the
southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands for the next
Tropical storm conditions are expected, and hurricane conditions
are possible, on Bermuda by late Thursday or early Friday.
RAINFALL: Fiona is forecast to produce the following rainfall:
Turks and Caicos: Additional 1 to 2 inches.
Southeast Bahamas: 1 to 2 inches.
Bermuda: 2 to 4 inches.
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and western Newfoundland: 3 to 6
inches, with local maximum up to 10 inches.
STORM SURGE: A storm surge will cause elevated water levels along
the coast of Bermuda in areas of onshore winds beginning late
Thursday. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large
and destructive waves.
SURF: Swells generated by Fiona are affecting the northern coast
of Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern
and central Bahamas. These swells will continue to spread westward
across the southwestern Atlantic toward the northwestern Bahamas
and the east coast of the United States during the next day or two.
Swells from Fiona are expected to reach Bermuda by late tonight.
The swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.