North Atlantic: ALEX WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM… …NOW MOVING AWAY FROM THE AZORES – NHC – Updated 15 Jan 2016 1516z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Alex

…ALEX WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM…
…NOW MOVING AWAY FROM THE AZORES…

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000
WTNT31 KNHC 151455
TCPAT1

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012016
1100 AM AST FRI JAN 15 2016

…ALEX WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM…
…NOW MOVING AWAY FROM THE AZORES…
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…39.3N 27.0W
ABOUT 35 MI…55 KM N OF TERCEIRA IN THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 28 MPH…44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…986 MB…29.12 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Azores Meteorological Service has discontinued the hurricane
and tropical storm warning for the Azores.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

None.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
Satellite and surface data indicate that Alex made landfall on the
island of Terceira around 915 AM AST (1315 UTC) as a tropical storm
with an intensity of 70 mph (110 km/h).

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Alex was
located near latitude 39.3 North, longitude 27.0 West. Alex is
moving toward the north near 28 mph (44 km/h) and a turn toward the
north-northwest and northwest is expected over the next day or so.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48
hours. Alex is expected to lose tropical characteristics later
today.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 460 miles (740 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
WIND: Tropical-storm-force wind gusts are still possible
over portions of the Azores for the next few hours.

Wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountains
are often up to 30 percent stronger than the near-surface winds
indicated in this advisory, and in some elevated locations could be
even greater.

RAINFALL: Rainfall in association with Alex should diminish across
the Azores this afternoon.

STORM SURGE: Storm surge and waves should gradually diminish
across the Azores today.
NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Pasch

 N Atlantic: Storm Alert issued at 15 Jan, 2016 15:00 GMT

Tropical Storm ALEX is currently located near 39.3 N 27.0 W with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 60kts (69 mph). ALEX is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    the Azores
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% currently
        probability for TS is 100% currently
    Greenland
        probability for TS is 85% in about 33 hours
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Ponta Delgada (37.7 N, 25.7 W)
        probability for TS is 100% currently

Note that
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Hurricane strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

 

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MARITIME/ SHIPPING

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METAREA4 / HURRICANE_ADVISORY / 151454

WTNT21 KNHC 151454
TCMAT1

TROPICAL STORM ALEX FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012016
1500 UTC FRI JAN 15 2016

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY…

THE AZORES METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE HAS DISCONTINUED THE HURRICANE
AND TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE AZORES.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

NONE.

TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 39.3N 27.0W AT 15/1500Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 20 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 24 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 986 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 60 KT WITH GUSTS TO 75 KT.
50 KT…….150NE 150SE 30SW 40NW.
34 KT…….400NE 300SE 180SW 150NW.
12 FT SEAS..360NE 360SE 240SW 360NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT…CENTER LOCATED NEAR 39.3N 27.0W AT 15/1500Z
AT 15/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 38.0N 27.0W

FORECAST VALID 16/0000Z 45.1N 28.3W…POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
MAX WIND 65 KT…GUSTS 80 KT.
64 KT…150NE 0SE 0SW 0NW.
50 KT…240NE 120SE 0SW 60NW.
34 KT…420NE 420SE 240SW 180NW.

FORECAST VALID 16/1200Z 52.7N 31.8W…POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
MAX WIND 65 KT…GUSTS 80 KT.
64 KT…120NE 0SE 0SW 0NW.
50 KT…240NE 150SE 0SW 0NW.
34 KT…420NE 300SE 240SW 180NW.

FORECAST VALID 17/0000Z 57.0N 40.0W…POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
MAX WIND 55 KT…GUSTS 65 KT.
50 KT… 0NE 0SE 0SW 240NW.
34 KT…420NE 60SE 60SW 300NW.

FORECAST VALID 17/1200Z…DISSIPATED

REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 39.3N 27.0W

NEXT ADVISORY AT 15/2100Z

$$
FORECASTER PASCH

 

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Atlantic Ocean/ Cape Verde Islands: Hurricane Fred CAT1 31/1800Z 16.9N 24.2W, moving NW 10 knots (NHC) – Updated 31 Aug 2015 1840Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Fred

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Cape Verde Islands

…FRED BRINGING VERY HEAVY RAIN TO THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS…
…CENTER PASSING VERY NEAR SAO NICOLAU ISLAND……NHC FL

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National Hurricane Center

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000
WTNT31 KNHC 311749
TCPAT1

BULLETIN
HURRICANE FRED INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062015
200 PM AST MON AUG 31 2015

…FRED BRINGING VERY HEAVY RAIN TO THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS…
…CENTER PASSING VERY NEAR SAO NICOLAU ISLAND…
SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST…1800 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…16.9N 24.2W
ABOUT 20 MI…30 KM NNE OF RIBEIRA BRAVA IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
ABOUT 60 MI…95 KM ESE OF RIBEIRA GRANDE IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…986 MB…29.12 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Cape Verde Islands

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Hurricane Fred was located
near latitude 16.9 North, longitude 24.2 West. Fred is moving
toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this motion is
expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the
west-northwest is expected on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the
center of Fred is expected to pass near or over the northwestern
Cape Verde Islands through early tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is expected through early tonight
while Fred passes near the northwestern Cape Verde Islands. Gradual
weakening is forecast to begin on Tuesday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles
(130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
WIND: Tropical storm and hurricane conditions are expected to
spread across the northwestern Cape Verde Islands through this
evening and continue into the overnight hours.

Wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountains
are often up to 30 percent stronger than indicated in this advisory,
and in some elevated locations can be even greater.

STORM SURGE: A storm surge is expected to produce coastal flooding
in areas of onshore winds in the Cape Verde Islands. Near the
coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves.

RAINFALL: Fred is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
4 to 6 inches over the Cape Verde Islands, with possible isolated
maximum amounts of 10 inches. These rains are likely to produce
life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.
NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brown

TSR N Atlantic: Storm Alert issued at 31 Aug, 2015 15:00 GMT

Hurricane FRED (AL06) currently located near 16.4 N 23.7 W is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):

Red Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Cape Verde
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 100% within 9 hours
        probability for TS is 100% within 9 hours

Note that
Red Alert (Severe) is CAT 1 or above to between 31% and 100% probability.
CAT 1 means Hurricane strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

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201506N

MARITIME/ SHIPPING

Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion
000
AXNT20 KNHC 311756
TWDAT

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
205 PM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR NORTH AMERICA…CENTRAL
AMERICA…GULF OF MEXICO…CARIBBEAN SEA…NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
SOUTH AMERICA…AND ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE AFRICAN COAST FROM THE
EQUATOR TO 32N. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS BASED ON SATELLITE
IMAGERY…WEATHER OBSERVATIONS…RADAR…AND METEOROLOGICAL
ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 1200 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH
1715 UTC.

…SPECIAL FEATURES…
HURRICANE FRED IS CENTERED NEAR 16.9N 24.2W AT 31/1800 UTC OR
ABOUT 20 NM NNE OF RIBEIRA BRAVA IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS AND
ABOUT 50 NM ESE OF RIBEIRA GRANDE IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MOVING NW AT 10 KT. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 986
MB. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED IS 75 KT WITH GUSTS TO 90 KT.
SCATTERED MODERATE AND ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS FROM 14N-
18N BETWEEN 22W-25W. SCATTERED MODERATE IS ELSEWHERE FROM 17N-
21N BETWEEN 15W-20W…AND FROM 09N-14N BETWEEN 22W-28W. SEE
LATEST NHC INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ADVISORY UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS
MIATCPAT1/WTNT31 KNHC AND THE FULL FORECAST/ADVISORY UNDER
AWIPS/WMO HEADERS MIATCMAT1/WTNT21 KNHC FOR MORE DETAILS.

…TROPICAL WAVES…
TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 10N60W TO 19N57W MOVING W AT 15-20
KT. THE WAVE COINCIDES WITH RELATIVELY BROAD 700 MB TROUGHING
BETWEEN 55W-63W…WITH A MAXIMUM IN 850 MB RELATIVE VORTICITY
ALONG THE WAVE AXIS FROM 12N-17N. ISOLATED MODERATE CONVECTION
IS FROM 18N-21N BETWEEN 54W-59W.

TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 10N75W TO 19N75W MOVING W AT 25 KT.
THE WAVE LIES WITHIN THE SOUTHWESTERN PERIPHERY OF THE LOW TO
MID-LEVEL SUBTROPICAL RIDGE ANCHORED OVER THE SW NORTH ATLC NEAR
30N69W. ISOLATED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 16N-19N BETWEEN 75W-
78W.

…ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH…
THE MONSOON TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS FROM 12N28W TO A 1013 MB LOW
NEAR 07N38W TO 08N45W. OUTSIDE OF CONVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH
HURRICANE FRED…ISOLATED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 05N-08N
BETWEEN 40W-43W.

…DISCUSSION…

GULF OF MEXICO…
A MIDDLE TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS FROM OVER THE OHIO
RIVER VALLEY SW TO OVER THE ARKLATEX REGION TO A BROAD BASE OVER
THE RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY NEAR 26N100W. THE TROUGHING IS
PROVIDING MUCH OF THE GULF WITH SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT THIS
AFTERNOON. NEAREST TO THE MID-LEVEL 500 MB RELATIVE VORTICITY
MAXIMUM OVER SOUTHERN TEXAS AND NE MEXICO…MIDDLE TO UPPER
LEVEL DIFFLUENCE IS GENERATING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF N OF 22N W OF 93W. FARTHER EAST…A
MIDDLE TO UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH IS NOTED ON WATER VAPOR
IMAGERY MOVING OVER THE EAST-CENTRAL GULF WATERS NEAR 27N83W.
THE SHORTWAVE SUPPORTS A WEAK 1014 MB LOW CENTERED NEAR 25N85W
WITH SURFACE TROUGHING EXTENDING N-NE TO THE FLORIDA BIG BEND
REGION NEAR 30N83W…AND SW FROM THE LOW TO NEAR THE NW CORNER
OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA NEAR 21N90W. GIVEN THE FAVORABLE UPPER
LEVEL ENVIRONMENT ALOFT AND MAXIMUM LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE
CONVERGENCE ALONG AND EAST OF THE SURFACE TROUGHING…SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS ARE OCCURRING FROM 24N-27N BETWEEN
82W-84W…AND S OF 23N BETWEEN 83W-87W…INCLUDING THE
APPROACHES TO THE YUCATAN CHANNEL. OTHERWISE…GENERALLY GENTLE
TO MODERATE ANTICYCLONIC FLOW PERSISTS AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS ANCHORED ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE MID-ATLC AND SE
CONUS THROUGH THURSDAY.

CARIBBEAN SEA…
UPPER LEVEL RIDGING EXTENDS OVER THE YUCATAN CHANNEL REGION AND
MUCH OF THE NW CARIBBEAN THIS AFTERNOON. GIVEN THE FAVORABLE
UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENT ENVIRONMENT…SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
ARE OCCURRING N OF 19N BETWEEN 82W-88W…INCLUDING FAR WESTERN
CUBA…AND THE FAR EASTERN YUCATAN PENINSULA. OTHERWISE…THE
OTHER MAIN UPPER LEVEL FEATURE IMPACTING THE BASIN IS A BROAD
UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED OVER THE WINDWARD PASSAGE REGION NEAR
18N75W. THE UPPER LEVEL LOW ALONG WITH A WEAK TROPICAL WAVE
ALONG 76W IS GENERATING A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
VICINITY OF JAMAICA AND ACROSS AN AREA SOUTH OF HISPANIOLA IN
THE VICINITY OF 16N72W. FINALLY…THE APPROACH OF ANOTHER
TROPICAL WAVE…CURRENTLY ALONG 59W…IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
PRECIPITATION PROBABILITIES FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE
ISOLATED TSTMS ALONG WITH POSSIBLE GUSTY WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY
THE WAVE AS IT ENTERS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

…HISPANIOLA…
CURRENTLY…MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ARE NOTED ON VISIBLE SATELLITE
IMAGERY DUE LARGELY TO RELATIVELY DRY CONDITIONS ALOFT AND
OVERALL STABILITY PROVIDED BY THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE ANCHORED
ACROSS THE SW NORTH ATLC REGION. LITTLE CHANGE IN SYNOPTIC
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON WHEN A
TROPICAL WAVE CURRENTLY ALONG 59W WILL APPROACH AND INCREASE
PROBABILITY OF PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE ISLAND.

ATLANTIC OCEAN…
AN UPPER LEVEL ANTICYCLONIC CIRCULATION IS ANCHORED OVER THE SW
NORTH ATLC NEAR 29N71W WITH A RIDGE AXIS EXTENDING W TO 29N77W
THEN SW OVER THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA. LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE
CONVERGENCE ALONG WITH MIDDLE TO UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENCE ON THE
PERIPHERY OF THE RIDGING IS GENERATING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS N OF 30N BETWEEN 78W-80W. OTHERWISE…THE MAIN FEATURE
INFLUENCING THE SW NORTH ATLC IS A SURFACE RIDGE ANCHORED BY A
1022 MB HIGH CENTERED NEAR 31N69W. FARTHER EAST…THE CENTRAL
ATLC IS GENERALLY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A WEAKER SURFACE RIDGE
ANCHORED BY A 1020 MB HIGH CENTERED NEAR 23N45W…HOWEVER TO THE
NW A WEAK 1018 MB LOW IS CENTERED NEAR 33N56W WITH A SURFACE
TROUGH EXTENDING SW TO 29N61W. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS ARE
OCCURRING FROM 30N-33N BETWEEN 52W-56W. FINALLY…AS MENTIONED
ABOVE…THE MAIN FOCUS FOR THE EASTERN ATLC IS HURRICANE FRED AS
IT TRACKS ACROSS THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS THIS AFTERNOON.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/MARINE

$$
HUFFMAN

METAREA2 / HIGH_SEAS_WARNING / 311522

WONT50 LFPW 311522
SECURITE ON METAREA 2, METEO-FRANCE,
WARNING NR 386, MONDAY 31 AUGUST 2015 AT 1520 UTC

GENERAL SYNOPSIS, MONDAY 31 AT 12 UTC.
HURRICANE FRED IS CENTERED 16.4N 23.7W AT 31/1500UTC, MOVING NW AT 10
KT. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 986 HPA. POSITION BY 01/00
UTC: 17.3N 25.1W, WITH MAX WINDS 70 KT, 18.6N 26.9W BY 01/12 UTC, AND
19.6N 28.8W BY 02/00 UTC.
ITCZ AXIS ALONG 10N23W 07N31W 6N41W.
SOUTHEAST OF CAPE VERDE.
CONTINUING TO 02/00 UTC AT LEAST.
HURRICANE 12 (75 KT). GUSTS 90 KT.
HIGH OR VERY HIGH.

SOUTHWEST OF CAP TIMIRIS, NORTH OF SIERRA LEONE.
CONTINUING TO 31/18 UTC.
LOCALLY SOUTHERLY 8 OR 9.
HIGH.

BT
*

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GORDON CONTINUA A ENFRAQUECER ENQUANTO SE MOVE LONGE DO LESTE ~ GORDON CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES AWAY FROM THE EASTERN AZORES – Updated 20 Aug 2012 1622 GMT/UTC

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Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center
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Hurricane Gordon
Storm-Centered Satellite Image
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HURRICANE GORDON ~ FURACÃO GORDON

WTNT33 KNHC 201440
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM GORDON ADVISORY NUMBER  20
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL082012
1100 AM AST MON AUG 20 2012

GORDON CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES AWAY FROM THE EASTERN
AZORES

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…38.3N 22.3W
ABOUT 255 MI…410 KM E OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…990 MB…29.23 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
AT 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GORDON WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.3 NORTH…LONGITUDE 22.3 WEST. GORDON IS
MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 16 MPH…26 KM/H. A DECREASE
IN FORWARD SPEED AND A TURN TOWARD THE EAST ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH…100 KM/H…
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS…AND GORDON IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE
LATER TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES…185 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 990 MB…29.23 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
SURF…SWELLS IN THE EASTERN AZORES GENERATED BY GORDON WILL
CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE TODAY. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL
WEATHER OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…500 PM AST.

$$
FORECASTER BROWN

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Location of the Azores relative to Portugal
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WTNT33 KNHC 201440
TCPAT3
BOLETIM
TEMPESTADE TROPICAL GORDON CONSULTIVO NÚMERO 20
NWS NHC MIAMI FL AL082012
1100 AM AST SEGUNDA-FEIRA, 20 DE AGOSTO DE 2012
GORDON CONTINUA A ENFRAQUECER ENQUANTO SE MOVE LONGE DO LESTE
AZORES
RESUMO DE 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC… INFORMAÇÕES
———————————————–
LOCALIZAÇÃO…38.3N 22.3W
CERCA DE 255 MI…410 KM E DE AÇORES
VENTOS MÁXIMOS SUSTENTADOS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
MOVIMENTO PRESENTE…ENE OU 60 GRAUS A 16 MPH…26 KM/H
PRESSÃO CENTRAL MÍNIMA…990 MB…29,23 POLEGADAS
AVISOS E ALERTAS
——————–
NÃO HÁ NENHUM EFEITO DE EM RELÓGIOS OU AVISOS COSTEIRO.
DISCUSSÃO E PERSPECTIVAS DE 48 HORAS
——————————
AT 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…O CENTRO DA TEMPESTADE TROPICAL GORDON FOI
LOCALIZADO PERTO DE 38,3 DE LATITUDE NORTE…22,3 DE LONGITUDE OESTE. GORDON É
MOVER-SE PARA LESTE-NORDESTE PERTO 16 MPH…26 KM/H. UMA DIMINUIÇÃO
EM VELOCIDADE DE AVANÇO E UMA VOLTA EM DIREÇÃO AO LESTE SÃO ESPERADOS SOBRE O
PRÓXIMOS DIAS.
VENTOS MÁXIMOS SUSTENTADOS DIMINUÍRAM PARA PRÓXIMO DE 65 MPH…100 KM/H….
BECOMING. ENFRAQUECIMENTO É PREVISÃO SOBRE OS PRÓXIMOS
DIAS…E GORDON DEVE SE TORNAR UM CICLONE TROPICAL
HOJE MAIS TARDE.
VENTOS COM FORÇA DE TEMPESTADE TROPICAL ESTENDEM PARA FORA ATÉ A 115 KM…185 KM
DO CENTRO.
PRESSÃO CENTRAL DE MÍNIMA ESTIMADA É DE 990 MB…29,23 POLEGADAS.
PERIGOS QUE AFETAM A TERRA
———————-
SURF…INCHA NOS AÇORES ORIENTAL GERADO POR GORDON VAI
CONTINUE A DIMINUIR HOJE. FAVOR CONSULTAR PRODUTOS A PARTIR DE SEU LOCAL
ESCRITÓRIO DE METEOROLOGIA PARA OBTER MAIS INFORMAÇÕES.
PRÓXIMA ASSESSORIA
————-
ASSESSORIA COMPLETA PRÓXIMA…500 PM AST.
$$
FORECASTER BROWN

SaffirSimpson Hurricane Wind Scale

AZORES/AÇORES

Azores – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Population 247,000 (2012) Estimate

Fishermen from Vila Franca spend sleepless night because of Hurricane (video) August 20, 2012
The Sea this growing on the South coast of the island of São Miguel due to approximation of Gordon.
Hurricane Gordon: gust of 170 kilometres recorded in Santa Maria (video) August 20, 2012
Two roads, a High Peak access and another just outside Vila do Porto had to be cut to traffic due to the accumulation of debris, said the regional government.
Gordon: RTP/Azores newscasts for this morning August 20, 2012
To monitor the progress of Hurricane Gordon passing by the Azores, RTP/Azores programmed four newscasts for this morning.
Sata travel suffer delays August 20, 2012
Sata flights on Monday, should only begin to realize from ten o’clock.
Gordon passes the Azores as tropical storm (video) August 20, 2012
The meteorologist Diamantino Henriques predicts that more rains in Sao Miguel and Santa Maria during the passage of Gordon than during the entire last July only on the island of São Miguel.
0648 GMT/UTC: Hurricane Gordon was the twenty kilometers from the island of Santa Maria. At this time, six in the morning, says meteorologist Pedro Mata, the effects of Gordon makes it feel more on Sao Miguel Island. Will continue to rain on this island, although-according to the meteorology-not as much as in the last few hours. So far no victims registered due to the passage of the storm by the Azores, with only small roads stopped and floods in Santa Maria. The reporter from RTP/Azores, John Simas, takes stock of the hurricane by island: VIDEO (Portuguese) HERE
  Pescadores de Vila Franca passam noite em claro por causa do furacão (vídeo) August 20, 2012
O mar esta a crescer na costa sul da ilha de São Miguel devido à aproximação do Gordon.
Furacão Gordon: rajada de 170 quilómetros registada em Santa Maria (vídeo) August 20, 2012
Duas estradas, uma de acesso ao Pico Alto e outra à saída de Vila do Porto tiveram de ser cortadas ao trânsito devido à acumulação de detritos, revelou o governo regional.
Gordon: noticiários da RTP/Açores para esta madrugada August 20, 2012
Para acompanhar o evoluir da passagem pelos Açores do furacão Gordon, A RTP/Açores programou quatro noticiários para esta madrugada.
Viagens da Sata sofrem atrasos August 20, 2012
Os voos da Sata, na 2ª feira, só deverão começar a realizar-se a partir das dez horas.
Gordon passa nos Açores como tempestade tropical (vídeo) August 20, 2012
O meteorologista Diamantino Henriques prevê que chova mais em São Miguel e Santa Maria durante a passagem do Gordon do que durante todo o último mês de julho só na ilha de São Miguel.
0648 GMT/UTC: O furacão Gordon passou a vinte quilómetros da ilha de Santa Maria.  Nesta altura, seis da manhã, diz o meteorologista Pedro Mata, os efeitos do Gordon fazem-se sentir mais na ilha de São Miguel.  Continuará a chover nesta ilha, embora – segundo a meteorologia – não tanto como nas últimas horas.  Até agora não há vítimas a registar devido à passagem desta tempestade pelos Açores, verificando-se apenas estradas interrompidas e pequenas inundações em Santa Maria.  O repórter da RTP/Açores, João Simas, faz o balanço da passagem do furacão pela ilha: VIDEO (Portuguese) HERE
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Dramatic rescue: 25 crew abandon container ship after explosion and fire mid Atlantic – Updated 15 July 2012 1040 GMT/UTC

Crew on board a container vessel were forced to abandon their ship after an explosion and subsequent fire in a cargo hold mid Atlantic.

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MSC Flaminia last known position at 13.07.2012 17:48 was in 47 52N 30 44W. Vessel was en route from Charleston US East Coast to Antwerpen Belgium, ETA July 17
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Crew on board a container vessel were forced to abandon their ship after an explosion and subsequent fire in a cargo hold mid Atlantic.

At 10:07 yesterday (Saturday), Falmouth Coastguard received the relayed mayday broadcast from the German registered MSC Flaminia reporting that the crew on board had abandoned the vessel.

Falmouth Coastguard broadcast an alert to all vessels in the area and the nearest vessel which could provide assistance was the oil tanker DS Crown which immediately changed course to intercept the MSC Flaminia.

Six other merchant vessels also proceeded to the location to help with the search and rescue operation but were more than six hours from the location.

Rescue helicopters do not have the endurance required to attend an incident of this nature because the vessel is approximately 1,000 miles from land mid way between the UK and Canada.

DS Crown arrived on scene to confirm that the MSC Flaminia was still burning and recovered 24 people from a lifeboat and a liferaft.

Four crew had suffered injuries. The injured crew have been transferred to the vessel MSC Stella which will take them to the Azores.

One crew member is missing.

The MSC Flaminia is a large container vessel of 75,590 gross tonnage and had 25 people on board.

Crew of the MSC Flaminia include German, Polish and Filipino nationals.

Weather conditions on scene were winds force 3-4 with a one metre swell. – MCA

Update 15 July 2012 1139BST:

One man dies and three injured in Atlantic ship fire

Falmouth coastguards are co-ordinating the rescue of a crew from a German container ship after an explosion in one of its holds in the North Atlantic.

One man died from burns and three were injured as members of the crew tried to tackle the fire on Saturday.

Three people from the vessel were taken to the Azores for treatment and the remaining crew will be brought to Falmouth on a ship in the area. – BBC News