...SAM TRANSITIONS TO A POWERFUL POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC BETWEEN NEWFOUNDLAND AND ICELAND...

...SAM TRANSITIONS TO A POWERFUL POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC BETWEEN NEWFOUNDLAND AND ICELAND...

...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...

Post-Tropical Cyclone Sam Advisory Number 51

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL182021

900 AM GMT Tue Oct 05 2021

SUMMARY OF 900 AM GMT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...51.0N 39.4W

ABOUT 690 MI...1110 KM ENE OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND

ABOUT 1110 MI...1785 KM SW OF REYKJAVIK ICELAND

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 10 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.64 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 900 AM GMT (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sam was located near latitude 51.0 North, longitude 39.4 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this general motion should continue today with a further decrease in forward speed. A slow east-northeastward motion is forecast to begin by late today, and a northeastward motion is expected Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Although gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days, Sam is expected to remain a powerful post-tropical cyclone over the north Atlantic today.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and gale-force winds extend outward up to 460 miles (740 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.64 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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SURF: Swells generated by Sam will impact the northern Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, portions of the Bahamas, and southeastern Newfoundland through midweek. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.

NEXT ADVISORY

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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Sam. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service.

Forecaster Stewart