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Paulette Becomes A Strong Extratropical Cyclone Over The North Atlantic

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropics Forecast Cone at 10:41 Wednesday Morning, September 16th
Tropics Forecast Cone at 10:41 Wednesday Morning, September 16th

Location 450 miles ESE of Cape Race Newfoundland
Wind 85 mph
Heading ENE at 35 mph
Pressure 28.74
Coordinates 45.2W, 43.3N

Discussion

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Paulette was located near latitude 43.3 North, longitude 45.2 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 35 mph (56 km/h), and this general motion is expected through Thursday. Afterward, the cyclone is forecast to slow down and turn toward the southeast and south late Thursday and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Further weakening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 255 miles (405 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 10:41 Wednesday Morning, September 16th
Tropics Satellite at 10:41 Wednesday Morning, September 16th

Watches and Warnings

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Tropics Models at 3:10 Wednesday Afternoon, September 16th
Tropics Models at 3:10 Wednesday Afternoon, September 16th

Land Hazards

SURF: Swells generated by Paulette will continue to affect Atlantic Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and portions of the east coast of the United States through tonight. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.