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Struggling Beta and now former Alpha that formed but then poofed over Portugal begin the Greek Alphabeta with weaker storms, so far
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 7 (Sally) , Major: 27 (Laura) Florida - Any: 714 (Michael) Major: 714 (Michael)
49.7N 59.2W
Wind: 50MPH
Pres: 975mb
Nne at 31 mph
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30.5N 93.4W
Wind: 30MPH
Pres: 1006mb
Ne at 13 mph
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#1016302 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:59 PM 12.Sep.2020)

Tropical Storm Sally Discussion Number 5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL192020
500 PM EDT Sat Sep 12 2020

Sally continues to gradually become better organized, with
developing convective banding features primarily over the southern
portion of the circulation at this time. Upper-level outflow is
still rather limited over the northern semicircle, possibly due to a
weak upper low near the Georgia/Florida border. The latter feature
is likely to soon move away from the area, however. Based on
earlier scatterometer passes that showed tropical-storm-force winds
over the Straits of Florida, the advisory intensity remains 35 kt.
With very warm waters and a moist tropospheric environment ahead of
Sally, strengthening seems likely. Some increase in westerly shear
over the northern Gulf in 48-72 hours could at least slow down the
intensification process around that time. The official intensity
forecast is not far from the latest model consensus and a little
above the previous forecast.

Fixes from an Air Force Hurricane Hurricane aircraft, radar,
satellite, and surface observations indicate a slow, generally
westward motion of about 280/6 kt. A weakening mid-level high
pressure system to the northeast of Sally should cause a generally
west-northwestward to northwestward motion for the next few days.
Because of the weakening steering currents, the cyclone should
move rather slowly while it approaches the northern Gulf Coast.
However, there is expected to be enough of a narrow north-south
oriented ridge to the east of Sally in 3-4 days to steer the
cyclone northward across the coast. The official track forecast
has been nudged just slightly west of the previous one and lies
between the simple and corrected dynamical track model consensus

Users are reminded to not focus on the exact details of the
track or intensity forecast as the average NHC track error at 96 h
is around 150 miles and the average intensity error is around
15 mph. In addition, winds, storm surge, and rainfall hazards will
extend far from the center.


1. Life threatening storm surge is possible along the Gulf Coast
beginning on Monday, and a Storm Surge Watch is in effect for areas
outside the southeast Louisiana Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk
Reduction System from the Mouth of the Mississippi River to the
Alabama/Florida border. Residents in these areas should follow any
advice given by local officials.

2. Hurricane conditions are possible by early Tuesday from Grand
Isle, Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border, including
Metropolitan New Orleans, with tropical storm conditions possible by

3. Sally is expected to produce flash flooding across portions of
southern Florida and prolong existing minor river flooding across
central Florida through Sunday. Flash, urban, and minor to moderate
river flooding is likely across portions of the central Gulf Coast
from Sunday through the middle of next week.

4. Tropical storm conditions are possible early next week in
portions of the Florida Panhandle, where a Tropical Storm Watch is
in effect. Wind gusts to tropical-storm force could occur over
portions of the southern Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys this


INIT 12/2100Z 25.7N 81.9W 35 KT 40 MPH
12H 13/0600Z 26.4N 83.4W 40 KT 45 MPH
24H 13/1800Z 27.3N 85.3W 50 KT 60 MPH
36H 14/0600Z 28.0N 86.9W 60 KT 70 MPH
48H 14/1800Z 28.5N 88.1W 70 KT 80 MPH
60H 15/0600Z 29.0N 89.0W 75 KT 85 MPH
72H 15/1800Z 29.7N 89.3W 75 KT 85 MPH
96H 16/1800Z 31.1N 89.2W 55 KT 65 MPH...INLAND
120H 17/1800Z 33.1N 87.0W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND

Forecaster Pasch