...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS AFFECTING MUCH OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES...
Hurricane Lee Advisory Number 37
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132023
1100 AM AST Thu Sep 14 2023
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 245 MI...395 KM WSW OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 750 MI...1210 KM S OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the coast of Massachusetts from Woods Hole to Hull, including Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Stonington, Maine to the U.S./Canada border
* New Brunswick from the U.S./Canada border to Point Lepreau,
including Grand Manan Island
* Nova Scotia from Digby to Medway Harbour
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Massachusetts coast from Woods Hole to Hull
* Martha's Vineyard
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Watch Hill, Rhode Island to Woods Hole Massachusetts
* Block Island
* North of Hull Massachusetts to Stonington Maine
* New Brunswick from north of Point Lepreau to Fort Lawrence
* Nova Scotia west coast from north of Digby to Fort Lawrence
* Nova Scotia southeast coast from north of Medway Harbour to Porter's Lake
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Cape Cod Bay
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, condi-tions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada should monitor the pro-gress of Lee.
For storm information specific to your area in the United States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the United States, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lee was located near latitude 30.4 North, longi-tude 68.3 West. Lee is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this general motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through Saturday. A turn toward the north-northeast and then northeast is forecast Saturday night and Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Lee will pass west of Bermuda today and tonight, approach the coast of New England and Atlantic Canada Friday and Saturday, and move across Atlantic Canada Saturday night and Sunday.
Data from Air Force Reserve and NOAA reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast, but Lee is expected to remain a large and dangerous hurricane for the next couple of days.
Lee is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the cen-ter and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 310 miles (500 km). A wind gust of 48 mph (78 km/h) has recently been reported at the L.F. Wade International Airport on Bermuda. NOAA buoy 41048 located about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of the center of Lee has recently reported a peak
one-minute sustained wind of 54 mph (86 km/h) and a gust to 67 mph (107 km/h).
The latest minimum central pressure estimated from reconnaissance aircraft data is 956 mb (28.23 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions will continue on Bermuda through Friday. Hurricane conditions are possible in the Hurricane Watch areas in Down East Maine and in Atlantic Canada on Saturday. Tropi-cal storm conditions are expected to begin in Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket on Friday afternoon. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area elsewhere in coastal New England and Atlantic Canada late Friday into Saturday.
STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
Chatham, MA to Sagamore Beach, MA...2-4 ft
Cape Cod Bay...2-4 ft
Sagamore Beach, MA to Border of US/Canada...1-3 ft
Boston Harbor...1-3 ft
Flushing, NY to Chatham, MA...1-3 ft
Montauk Point, NY to Flushing, NY...1-3 ft
Long Island Sound...1-3 ft
Martha's Vineyard...1-3 ft
Rockaway Inlet, NY to Montauk Point, NY...1-2 ft
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.
A dangerous storm surge could produce coastal flooding within the wind watch areas in Atlantic Can-ada in areas of onshore winds. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
SURF: Swells generated by Lee are affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the east coast of the United States, and are beginning to reach Atlantic Canada. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather of-fice.
RAINFALL: Outer rain bands from Lee may produce rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, or 25 to 50 mil-limeters, across Bermuda today into early Friday.
Friday night through Saturday night, Lee is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches, or 25 to 100 millimeters, across portions of eastern New England into portions of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This may produce localized urban and small stream flooding.