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Post-Tropical Storm Teddy over Nova Scotia

Post-Tropical Storm Teddy over Nova Scotia
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Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 11:38:15-04

UPDATE 9/23/20 11AM

Post-tropical storm Teddy is moving NNE over Nova Scotia & picking up speed. It will continue to weaken as it reaches areas east of Labrador on Thursday & eventually it will merge with another extratropical low over the north Atlantic. Even with it so far north, Teddy will still produce dangerous rip currents along the southwestern Atlantic basin for the next few days. This will be the last update.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST CINDY PRESZLER

UPDATE 9/22/20 5PM:

Teddy winds have decreased to 90mph with a circulation that covers over a thousand miles... it is huge! It is expected to become post-tropical later tonight or early Wed. as it moves over cooler water with more wind shear. It should drop below hurricane strength before it reaches Nova Scotia.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST CINDY PRESZLER

UPDATE 9/22/20 11AM:

Hurricane Teddy is maintaining it's strength for now as it it located over warm water from the Gulf Stream. But as it continues moving NNW now at 16mph, it will eventually move into cooler water with increasing wind sheaFOX4Mr. Teddy is expected to become post tropical later today.

FOX4 METEOROLOGIST CINDY PRESZLER

UPDATE 9/22/20 5 AM:

Teddy is moving rapidly toward the north northwest near 28 mph, and a turn toward the north-northeast is expected by early Wednesday.
On current forecast track, the center will move over eastern Nova Scotia on Wednesday, and then near or over Newfoundland by Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Although some weakening is likely later today and Wednesday, Teddy should be a strong post-tropical cyclone when it moves near and over Nova Scotia.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 345 miles.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/21/20 11 PM

Teddy is back up to Category 2 status with winds of 100 mph. Forecast track remains unchanged as it heads north toward the Canadian Maritimes.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/21/20 5PM

Hurricane Teddy is expected to move across the Gulf Stream's warm waters which should help to strengthen it temporarily. But it is loosing its tropical characteristics & will eventually move into cooler water on its path toward Nova Scotia.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST CINDY PRESZLER

UPDATE 9/21/20 11 AM

Teddy will bypass Bermuda and head toward the Canadian Maritimes late this week. Winds are currently at 90 mph. A transition to extra tropical will occur later this week.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/21/20 5 AM

Although some fluctuations in heading are likely, Teddy is expected to move generally northward through Tuesday evening, followed by a turn toward the northeast on Wednesday.
The center of the storm will pass east of Bermuda today and then approach Nova Scotia late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next day or so. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin mid-week, but the storm is expected to remain a large and powerful hurricane Tuesday, then become a strong post-tropical cyclone when it nears Nova Scotia by Wednesday morning.

Teddy is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 963 mb.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/20/20 11 PM

Not much has changed with Hurricane Teddy since the last advisory. It still has wind of 105 mph and has slowed down a bit moving to the NNW at 6 mph. Pressure has risen to 963 mb which shows further signs of weakening. Tropical storm force wind and rain will affect Bermuda through Monday evening before Teddy moves to the north. The only effects here in the United States are large swells and high rip current risks along western Atlantic beaches.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/20/20 5 PM

Hurricane Teddy seems to be slowly weakening as maximum sustained wind is now at 105 mph. Its movement is now to the NNW at 9 mph. Teddy is expected to more to the east of Bermuda getting as close as it will get to the island Monday. Rain and tropical storm force wind will continue in Bermuda through Monday evening. Teddy will encounter a trough moving off the east coast of the United States and weaken rapidly during the middle of the week. Dangerous rip currents are forecast along western Atlantic beaches of the United States all week as Teddy moves northward into the Canadian Maritimes.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/20/20 2 PM

Hurricane Teddy is no longer a major hurricane, but still remains a strong category 2 storm with maximum sustained wind of 105 mph as it moves NW at 9 mph. Heavy rain bands are making their way into Bermuda as rain and wind will increase through Monday. Teddy will take a turn to the north within the next 24 hours and eventually move into the Canadian Maritimes. Teddy will rapidly weaken Tuesday and Wednesday. The only effects here in the United States will be large swells along the Atlantic Coast.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/19/20 11 PM

Hurricane Teddy is a category 3 major hurricane, but a bit weaker with maximum sustained wind of 115 mph. It continues to move to the NW at 13 mph with central pressure of 956 mb. Tropical storm warnings are still in effect for Bermuda as the worst weather for the island should occur early Monday. Teddy will encounter a trough coming off the east coast next week which will cause Teddy to rapidly weaken as it moves northward. Large swells will cause high rip currents along the Atlantic coast of the United States.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/19/20 5 PM

Hurricane Teddy now has wind of 120 mph which still classifies it as a major category 3 hurricane. Its movement is to the NW at 13 mph. Central pressure has risen to 958 mb showing slow signs of weakening. Earlier Teddy went through an eye wall replacement and now has a more pronounced outer ring of convection around the eye. Teddy will move over cooler waters causing it to slowly weaken the next few days. Teddy will be just east of Bermuda sometime Monday bringing strong wind and heavy rain to the island. After it passes Bermuda it will encounter a strong frontal system which will rapidly weaken Teddy the middle of next week. The only impacts here to the United States will be large swells that can cause rip currents along the Atlantic Coast.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/19/20 5 AM

Hurricane Teddy remains a major hurricane, but is now a category 3 storm. Maximum sustained wind is `125 mph as it moves to the northwest at 14 mph. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Bermuda as conditions will worsen Sunday night. Heavy rain and wind will continue through early Monday before Teddy moves northward affecting the Canadian Maritimes. Teddy's eye is now filled in as the storm looks more ragged this morning compared to Friday. The only effects here in the United States will be large swells along the Atlantic coast through the middle of next week.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/18/20 11 PM

Teddy has increased in strength to a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained wind of 130 mph. Its central pressure has lowered to 948 mb and continues to moves to the northwest at 13 mph. The track of Teddy takes it to the east of Bermuda as a category 2 hurricane early Monday before Teddy moves northward into the Canadian Maritimes by the middle of next week. Large swells and increased rip current risk can be expected along the east coast of the United States next week.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/18/20 5 PM

Hurricane Teddy has weakened a bit over the past few hours. Teddy is still a category 3 major hurricane as it packs wind of 125 mph. Its moving northwest at 14 mph and is expected to move to the east of Bermuda as a category 2 storm. Tropical storm force wind and heavy rain is expected in Bermuda late Sunday and early Monday before it races to the north. Large swells can be expected in the Gulf of Maine and the New England coast as Teddy moves into the Canadian Maritimes.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/18/20 5AM:

Teddy remains a powerful hurricane over the Central Atlantic and large swells are forecast to spread across much of the western Atlantic increasing rip current threats on the east coast.

Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph with higher gusts. Teddy is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in strength are expected during the next day or so. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 947 mb.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/17/20 11 PM:

Teddy remains a category 4 storm with maximum sustained wind of 140 mph. Teddy is encountering southerly wind shear, but its not hurting the storm at all. Even though its eye remains ragged, it is expected to remain a major hurricane through early next week. Its moving to the NW at 12 mph and is expected to make a more northerly turn late this weekend. Teddy will impact Bermuda sometime Monday as possibly a major hurricane.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/17/20 5 PM:

Teddy has now strengthened to a Category 4 storm with wind of 140 mph. It continues to move to the NW at 13 mph. Minimum central pressure has continued to drop throughout the day and is now at 945 mb. Teddy has a more symmetrical appearance and a well defined eye and is expected to strengthen a bit more before encountering wind shear and cooler waters produced by Paulette. Teddy will turn toward the north and could directly impact Bermuda on Monday before moving away from the United States.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/17/20 11 AM:

Teddy is now classified as a major hurricane with maximum sustained wind of 120 mph. Its moving to the NW at 12 mph and central pressure has now lowered to 957 mb. Teddy is expected to make a turn to the north and affect Bermuda early next week. Teddy could strengthen into a Category 4 storm tomorrow before gradually weakening due to vertical wind shear and cooler waters upwelled by Paulette. A trough coming off the east coast of the United States will keep Teddy away from the U.S.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/17/20 5AM:

Teddy strengthens over the open Atlantic and is expected to become a major hurricane by Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 255 miles. The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/16/20 5AM:

Teddy is a Category 2 Hurricane and is forecast to become a Category 4 major hurricane later this week.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Teddy is likely to become a major hurricane later today and could reach category 4 strength on Thursday. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/15/20 11 AM:

No changes in the track. Teddy will strengthen and head toward Bermuda by next week. The forecast calls for Teddy to become a major hurricane.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/15/20 5AM:

Teddy is expected to become a large and powerful hurricane over the central Atlantic Ocean in the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast for the next several days, and Teddy is likely to become a hurricane late today and could reach major hurricane strength in a few days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT ARIC

UPDATE 9/14/20 11 PM:

Teddy will continue to strenghten this week but should avoid any land areas for now. It does appear that Bermuda may have to deal with a second significant hurricane in a week after Paulette lashed the area Monday. There is still some time before Teddy threatens, but forecasts call for either a direct hit or a close pass to Bermuda by early next week as a major hurricane.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/14/20 11AM:

Tropical Storm Teddy is becoming better organized but winds remain at 40mph. It is expected to move WNW as it is being steered by a large ridge in the central Atlantic. It will eventually turn to the NW in a couple days moving through a favorable environment. Teddy is expected to become a major hurricane in 4 to 5 days but remain over the Atlantic.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST CINDY PRESZLER

UPDATE 9/14/20 5AM:
Tropical Depression #20 strengthens into Tropical Storm Teddy and is expected to become a powerful hurricane later this week as it moves out over the open Atlantic.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is anticipated, and Teddy is forecast to become a hurricane in a couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb.

FOX 4 MORNING METEOROLOGIST TRENT

UPDATE 9/13/20 11 PM

T.D. #20 is moving WNW at 15 mph and is expected to become Tropical Storm Teddy Monday. Over the next couple days conditions will be conducive for rapid development and this system is forecast to become a major hurricane later next week. The good news is it will move northwest then north and not affect any land masses.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/13/20 5 PM

T.D. #20 is moving WNW at 12 mph and is expected to become Tropical Storm Teddy Monday. As it moves through the Atlantic, it will strengthen into a hurricane and possibly a major hurricane. The good news is it will turn to the northwest and north not affecting any land masses.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

UPDATE 9/13/20 8 AM

TD 20 continues moving WNW at 10 mph. Winds remain at 35 with a pressure of 1005 mb. Forecast track remains mostly the same with a gradual turn toward the NW as the storm strengthens and finds a weakness in the Bermuda High, likely left open in the wake of Paulette and Rene. This will allow for an escape route for the storm to eventually turn north, northeast, then into the North Atlantic.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 9/12/20 11 PM

Tropical Depression #20 continues to move to the WNW at 10 mph with maximum sustained wind of 35 mph. The depression is poorly organized now, but as the days progress this system should strengthen into a tropical storm and then a hurricane. It is expected to turn to the northwest then north in the central Atlantic not affecting any land masses.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

FIRST UPDATE 9/12/20 5 PM

A new tropical depression has formed 2000 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving WNW at 9 mph. Conditions are favorable for development as this should become Tropical Storm Teddy sometime Sunday. This system is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Tuesday afternoon. The good news is this storm will curve to the northwest and almost due north by the end of next week and shouldn't impact any land areas.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE

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