Sam Gradually Losing Strength While Victor Weakens Into a Depression

| October 2, 2021 @ 4:33 pm

SAM GRADUALLY LOSING STRENGTH BUT GROWING IN SIZE.

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…35.4N 58.2W
ABOUT 435 MI…700 KM ENE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 825 MI…1325 KM SSW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…125 MPH…205 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 17 MPH…28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…950 MB…28.06 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Sam was located near latitude 35.4 North, longitude 58.2 West. Sam is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). This general track with an increase in forward speed is expected by Monday for the next few days. On the forecast track, Sam will move well southeast of Newfoundland over the North Atlantic.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Sam is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Further, slow weakening is anticipated during the next few days, and Sam could transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone on Tuesday.

Sam is a large tropical cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles (390 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 950 mb (28.06 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF: Swells generated by Sam will impact the northern Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the eastern United States and Atlantic Canada for the next couple of days. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.


VICTOR STILL HOLDING ON AS A TROPICAL CYCLONE.
WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION.

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…13.7N 38.0W
ABOUT 950 MI…1525 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Victor was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 38.0 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue over the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next couple of days, and Victor could become a remnant low during that time. The system is then forecast to dissipate by Tuesday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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