Miami, Florida — At 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, June 7, 2013, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued its tropical weather outlook due to the presence of former Tropical Storm Andrea, now Post-Tropical Cyclone Andrea, that is racing up the U.S. East Coast.
NOAA’s storm tracker and spaghetti models are in agreement that the projected path of Post-Tropical Cyclone Andrea will go through southeast Virginia this evening, and then head just east of the Washington, D.C. metro area tonight.
Andrea is forecast to skirt along southeast Delaware and the New Jersey shore early Saturday morning, then up through Long Island, New York, eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts.
The latest location of Post-Tropical Cyclone Andrea is approximately 100 miles west-southwest of Norfolk, Virginia, with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, with higher gusts. Andrea is moving to the northeast at 28 miles per hour.
Andrea’s tropical storm force winds extend up to 230 miles mainly to the east from the center. This broad wind area brings the possibility of gale force winds from Virginia to Atlantic Canada tonight through Sunday.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the U.S. East Coast from north of Surf City, North Carolina to Cape Charles Light, Virginia, Pamlico and Albemarie Sounds, and Lower Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort, Virginia.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
Local Flash Flood Warnings, Flood Warnings, Coastal Flood Advisories, Tornado Watches and Warnings, and other hazardous weather advisories are being issued across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states by the National Weather Service.
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WTNT31 KNHC 072050
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ANDREA ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012013
500 PM EDT FRI JUN 07 2013
...ANDREA BECOMES POST-TROPICAL...
...NHC ADVISORIES WILL CONTINUE...
SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM ENE OF RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 100 MI...160 KM WSW OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 28 MPH...44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.41 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED SOUTH OF SURF CITY
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VIRGINIA
* PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
* LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF NEW POINT COMFORT
GALE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED NEAR PORTIONS OF THE U.S. EAST COAST
FROM THE DELMARVA PENINSULA NORTHWARD TO SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY...AS
WELL AS COASTAL RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. A
HIGH WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...INCLUDING OTHER INLAND WATCHES AND
WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE AT WEATHER.GOV.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE
ANDREA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 36.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 77.8 WEST.
ANDREA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 28 MPH...44 KM/H...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST AND EAST SHOULD
OCCUR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE
CENTER OF ANDREA WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD NEAR THE U.S. EAST COAST
THROUGH SATURDAY...AND ACROSS ATLANTIC CANADA LATE SATURDAY THROUGH
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS...MAINLY OVER THE ATLANTIC WELL TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES...370 KM
TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. A WEATHERFLOW STATION IN THE MIDDLE OF
PAMLICO SOUND RECENTLY REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 43 MPH...69
KM/H...AND A WIND GUST TO 53 MPH...85 KM/H.
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 996 MB...29.41 INCHES.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL...ANDREA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
2 TO 4 INCHES FROM CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE
EASTERN SEABOARD INTO COASTAL MAINE.
STORM SURGE...LOCALIZED COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ALONG PORTIONS
OF THE U.S. EAST COAST FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO NEW ENGLAND. FOR
INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY
YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD
NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE COASTS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN
VIRGINIA WITHIN THE WARNING AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING. WINDS NEAR
GALE FORCE ARE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE ALONG THE COAST FROM VIRGINIA TO
ATLANTIC CANADA TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.
TORNADOES...A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER NORTHEASTERN NORTH
CAROLINA...SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...AND SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND.
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 PM EDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM EDT.