|5-Day Forecast Cone for Subtropical Depression 17 (Credit: NOAA NHC)|
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UPDATE: 1100 AM AST SUN OCT 10 2010 ...OTTO NOW POST-TROPICAL...
EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTH OF THE AZORES ON MONDAY...
500 PM AST FRI OCT 08 2010 ...OTTO STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE OPEN ATLANTIC...
THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ON OTTO. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OTTO CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC...AND BY METEO-FRANCE UNDER WMO HEADER FQNT50 LFPW.
As a service to our readers, we have RSS feeds from the NHC which can provide up to date information about these tropical storms. We will also monitor the cruise lines for any itinerary changes as a result of the storms.
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION (10 Oct)
LOCATION...37.3N 41.1W ABOUT 770 MI...1245 KM W OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/HR PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 43 MPH...69 KM/HR MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 INCHES
A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE EAST ON MONDAY ANDA TURN TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST BY EARLY TUESDAY.ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL OTTO WILL PASS NORTH OF THE AZORES ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335 KM FROM THE CENTER. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987 MB...29.15 INCHES.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
This is the first time this hurricane season where we've seen a subtropical storm. For those wondering what that means, here is the NHC definition:NONE
- Subtropical Cyclone:
- A non-frontal low pressure system that has characteristics of both tropical and extratropical cyclones. This system is typically an upper-level cold low with circulation extending to the surface layer and maximum sustained winds generally occurring at a radius of about 100 miles or more from the center. In comparison to tropical cyclones, such systems have a relatively broad zone of maximum winds that is located farther from the center, and typically have a less symmetric wind field and distribution of convection.
Instead, the ship will spend tomorrow at sea and will add a call in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Friday before returning to Fort Lauderdale as scheduled on Sunday.