Notes From The Margin

September 3, 2007

Hurricane Felix Tops CAT 5! (8.00pm Sunday Night)

Filed under: aviation,Barbados,Caribbean,Caricom,emergency management,hurricane,meterology — notesfromthemargin @ 12:56 am

We had a nasty surprise when we looked at the national hurricane centre’s website just now.

Hurricane Felix is now a Category 5 hurricane! Having picked our collective jaws up off the ground we went and pulled the projected track. Currently things are not looking great for Honduras or Belize. We will post regular notices on this major storm.

Experimental
Mobile Products
E-mail Advisories
GIS Data | RSS XML/RSS logo
Help with Advisories
Marine Forecasts
Atlantic and E Pacific
Forecast and
Analysis Tools

Help with Marine
Hurricane Awareness
Be Prepared | Learn
Frequent Questions
AOML Research
Hurricane Hunters
Saffir-Simpson Scale
Forecasting Models
Eyewall Wind Profiles
Glossary/Acronyms
Storm Names
Breakpoints
Hurricane History
Seasons Archive
Forecast Accuracy
Climatology
Most Extreme
About the NHC
Mission and Vision
Personnel | Visitors
Library
Joint Hurr Testbed
The NCEP Centers
NOAA Locator
WX4NHC Radio
<!–   NHC/TPC Anonymous
      FTP Server
–>
Contact UsHelp
 
FirstGov.gov is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.


Hurricane FELIX Public Advisory


Home   Public Adv   Fcst/Adv   Discussion   Wind Probs   Maps/Charts   Archive


000
WTNT31 KNHC 022359
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE FELIX SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER  10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL062007
800 PM EDT SUN SEP 02 2007

...FELIX NOW A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE...

REPORTS FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT FELIX
CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA AND FOR GRAND
CAYMAN.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36
HOURS.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 800 PM EDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FELIX WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 13.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 72.9 WEST OR ABOUT 390 MILES...
625 KM...SOUTHEAST OF KINGSTON JAMAICA.

FELIX IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 165 MPH...270 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  FELIX IS A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE TO BE EXPECTED OVER THE 
NEXT 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115
MILES...185 KM.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED FROM RECONNAISSANCE
DATA IS 934 MB...27.58 INCHES.

FELIX IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
OVER THE GUAJIRA PENINSULA OF NORTHERN COLOMBIA.

REPEATING THE 800 PM EDT POSITION...13.8 N...72.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...165
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...934 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 1100 PM EDT.

$$
FORECASTER FRANKLIN/BROWN

Advertisements

2 Comments »

  1. I know…this storm is absolutely ridiculous! I mean how did it go from a Tropical Storm on Saturday night to an absolutely deadly Category 5 hurricane on Sunday evening?! :-0

    Comment by Ann — September 3, 2007 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  2. […] learning that Hurricane Felix is now a Category 5 storm, Notes From the Margin writes: “Currently, things are not looking great for Honduras or Belize”, while […]

    Pingback by Global Voices Online » Barbados, Belize: Hurricane Felix a Cat 5 — September 3, 2007 @ 11:35 am | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: