Tropics watch: National Hurricane Center watching 2 post-tropical cyclones; updates for Wednesday, Sept. 23

Cheryl McCloud Naples Daily NewsPublished 8:05 AM EDT Sep 23, 2020The National Hurricane Center is tracking tw

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The National Hurricane Center is tracking two post-tropical cyclones.

Here's the latest update from the NHC as of Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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What's out there and where are they? 

1. Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta

Beta continues to move northeast and was about 30 miles east-southeast of Houston Wednesday morning.

2. Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy

Teddy is located more than 60 miles east-northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

How likely are they to strengthen?

1. Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta

Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. The National Hurricane Center has issued its final advisory on Beta.

2. Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy

Some weakening is forecast during the next day or so, but Teddy is expected to remain a strong post-tropical cyclone while passing over Nova Scotia and near Newfoundland.

Details on Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta

  • Location: 30 miles east-southeast of Houston, Texas
  • Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph
  • Movement: east-northeast at 9 mph

Details on Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy

  • Location: 65 miles east-northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph
  • Movement: north-northeast at 23 mph

Who is likely to be impacted?

1. Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta: Beta is bringing heavy rain from eastern Texas into the lower Mississippi River Valley. Flash flood watches currently are in effect across Southeast Texas and southern Louisiana.

2. Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy: Teddy is bringing destructive waves, strong winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the the Atlantic Canadian coastline.

There are no systems out there forecast to impact Florida at this time. Forecasters do advise that all residents stay informed and be prepared during this very active hurricane season.

Tracking the tropics in real time:

These graphics, which update automatically, show you activity in the tropics in real time:

Watches/warnings issued

1. Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy

Tropical storm watches issued for:

  •  Meat Cove to Tidnish Nova Scotia
  •  North of Digby to Fort Lawrence Nova Scotia
  •  Magdalen Islands Quebec
  •  Prince Edward Island

Tropical storm warnings issued for:

  •  South coast of Nova Scotia from Digby to Meat Cove
  •  Port aux Basques to Francois Newfoundland

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