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Unseasonably stout wave in Caribbean bringing enhanced showers and tstorms for several days, but lacks model support for development 5/26
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 272 (Idalia) , Major: 272 (Idalia) Florida - Any: 272 (Idalia) Major: 272 (Idalia)
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#1150964 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:57 AM 02.Sep.2023)

Post-Tropical Cyclone Idalia Discussion Number 27
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL102023
500 AM AST Sat Sep 02 2023

Although there has been an increase in convective activity
associated with Idalia overnight, the cyclone remains attached to
a frontal boundary, and is therefore still analyzed as an
extratropical low. The cyclone appears to have deepened slightly
with the minimum pressure estimated to be around 999 mb, based on
surface observations from Bermuda. With the slight deepening,
the initial wind speed has been increased to 50 kt. Winds across
Bermuda have increased overnight with the official observing site
at the LF Wade International Airport reporting wind gusts as high
as 43 kt. Some of the elevated weather stations on the island
have reported sustained tropical-storm-force winds.

The global models indicate that little change in strength will
occur during the next day or so. The guidance also suggests that
Idalia may not completely shed its frontal structure despite the
presence of deep convection to the northeast of its center today.
As a result, the official forecast now shows Idalia potentially
becoming a subtropical cyclone for a fairly short period of time
this weekend, but confidence in that is low. Regardless of
Idalia`s status, tropical-storm-force winds will continue over
Bermuda through tonight. Later in the period, the cyclone should
gradually weaken while it moves northward over the central

The forward speed of Idalia has slowed considerably overnight, with
the initial motion estimate of eastward or 090/5 kt. A slow
eastward motion is expected today, but a shortwave trough moving
off the coast of the northeastern United States tonight should
cause Idalia to begin moving northeastward on Sunday. By late
Monday the cyclone is expected to turn northward around the eastern
side of a developing cut-off low south of Nova Scotia. The track
guidance is in somewhat better agreement than it was a day ago, and
the latest NHC track prediction is near the center of the model


1. Tropical storm conditions will continue in Bermuda into tonight.
Heavy rainfall may cause areas of flash and urban flooding on the


INIT 02/0900Z 31.7N 64.6W 50 KT 60 MPH...POST-TROPICAL
12H 02/1800Z 31.5N 63.9W 50 KT 60 MPH...SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE
24H 03/0600Z 32.1N 62.2W 50 KT 60 MPH
36H 03/1800Z 33.6N 60.2W 50 KT 60 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
48H 04/0600Z 35.7N 58.6W 50 KT 60 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
60H 04/1800Z 37.7N 57.6W 45 KT 50 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
72H 05/0600Z 40.0N 57.8W 45 KT 50 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
96H 06/0600Z 41.6N 58.6W 35 KT 40 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
120H 07/0600Z 43.5N 59.0W 30 KT 35 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP

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