Our PTC is now Tropical Depression 26

| October 4, 2020 @ 9:45 pm

BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Twenty-Six Advisory Number 2
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL262020
1100 PM EDT Sun Oct 04 2020

…DISTURBANCE BECOMES A TROPICAL DEPRESSION…
…FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA…

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…17.0N 77.3W
ABOUT 75 MI…125 KM SSW OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
ABOUT 300 MI…485 KM ESE OF GRAND CAYMAN
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and Artemisa
* Isle of Youth

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Cayman Islands including Little Cayman and Cayman Brac

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Cuba province of La Habana

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression
Twenty-Six was located near latitude 17.0 North, longitude 77.3
West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph
(15 km/h), and this general motion should continue for the next day
or so. A faster northwestward motion is expected on Tuesday and
Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of the depression is
expected to pass just south of Jamaica through early Monday, move
near or over the Cayman Islands Monday night, and approach the Isle
of Youth and western Cuba Tuesday afternoon or evening. The system
is forecast to move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday
night or early Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Strengthening is expected during the next few days and the system is
forecast to be a tropical storm when it nears the Cayman Islands on
Monday, and a hurricane when it moves near or over western Cuba on
Tuesday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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Key messages for Tropical Depression Twenty-Six can be found
in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT1,
WMO header WTNT41 KNHC, and on the web at
www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT1.shtml.

STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by
as much as 3 to 5 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate
coast of the Isle of Youth and along the south coast of western
Cuba near and to right of where the center makes landfall. Near the
coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves.

RAINFALL: Through midweek, this system is expected to produce 3 to
5 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 8 inches across
Jamaica and western Cuba. This rainfall could lead to
life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Over the Cayman
Islands, 2 to 4 inches of rainfall will be possible with this
system.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Cayman Islands
beginning late Monday. Hurricane conditions are possible within
the Hurricane Watch area by Tuesday afternoon, with tropical storm
conditions possible by early Tuesday. Tropical Storm conditions
are possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area in Cuba by early
Tuesday.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi

Category: ALL POSTS, Tropical

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