Hurricane-Force Winds, Storm Surge, And Heavy Rains Continue Across Portions Of Atlantic Canada

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Location 100 miles WNW of Port Aux Basques Newfoundland
Wind 80 mph
Heading N at 25 mph
Pressure 27.91
Coordinates 61.3W, 47.9N

Discussion

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona was located near latitude 47.9 North, longitude 61.3 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north near 25 mph (41 km/h), and a slightly slower northward motion is expected during the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will move across the Gulf of St. Lawrence today, and then move across Labrador and over the Labrador Sea on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is expected during the next couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 405 miles (650 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface observations is 945 mb (27.91 inches). An observation on St. Paul Island recently reported a sustained wind of 67 mph (107 km/h) and a gust to 82 (132 km/h).

Tropics Satellite at 1:14 Saturday Afternoon, September 24th

Watches and Warnings

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for, * Nova Scotia from Hubbards to Brule * Prince Edward Island * Isle-de-la-Madeleine * Newfoundland from Parson's Pond to Francois

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for, * St. Andrews New Brunswick to west of Hubbards Nova Scotia * West of Brule Nova Scotia to Cap Madeleine Quebec * Anticosti Island * Sheldrake Quebec to north of Parson's Pond Newfoundland * Boat Harbor to Hare Bay Newfoundland * Francois to St Lawrence Newfoundland

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for, * North of Boat Harbor Newfoundland to West Bay Labrador

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

Tropics Models at 1:05 Saturday Afternoon, September 24th

Land Hazards

Key messages for 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: Hurricane conditions are occurring in portions of the hurricane warning area in Canada. Tropical storm conditions are occurring in portions of the tropical storm warning area in Canada. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area in Labrador on Sunday.

RAINFALL: Fiona is forecast to produce the following additional rainfall:

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and western Newfoundland: 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 mm), resulting in storm total rainfall maxima of up to 10 inches (200 mm). Flooding is expected, some of which could be significant.

Labrador and eastern Quebec: 2 to 5 inches (50 to 125 mm).

Eastern New Brunswick: 1 inch (25 mm) with locally higher amounts.

STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce coastal flooding within the warning areas in Atlantic Canada in areas of onshore winds. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

SURF: Swells generated by Fiona are affecting Atlantic Canada, the northeastern United States coast, and Bermuda. The swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.