Tropics watch: Tropical cyclone, depression and storm being watched; updates for Tuesday, Sept. 22

Rachael Thomas and Ginny Beagan Treasure Coast NewspapersPublished 7:59 PM EDT Sep 22, 2020The National Hurric

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The National Hurricane Center is tracking three systems over the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Monday, including one tropical storm, one tropical depression, and a tropical cyclone. 

Here's the latest update from the NHC as of Sept. 22.

What's out there and where are they?

Post Tropical Cyclone Teddy is 190 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Tropical Depression Beta is 40 miles north of OConnor, Texas.

Tropical Storm Paulette is 390 miles southeast of the Azores.

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How likely are they to strengthen?

Post Tropical Cyclone Teddy: Although further weakening is likely tonight and Wednesday, Teddy should be a strong post-tropical cyclone when it moves near and over Nova Scotia.

Tropical Depression Beta: Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 30 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast through Friday, and Beta is expected to become a remnant low pressure system by late Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Paulette: Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Slow weakening is forecast, and Paulette is expected to become a remnant low by Wednesday morning.

Details on named storms

Post Tropical Cyclone Teddy

  • Location: 190 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph
  • Present movement: North-northwest at 18 mph

Tropical Storm Beta

  • Location: 40 miles north of Port OConnor, Texas
  • Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph
  • Present movement: Northeast at 5 mph

Tropical Storm Paulette

  • Location: 390 miles east-southeast of the Azores
  • Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph
  • Present movement: East at 12 mph

Who is likely to be impacted?

Post Tropical Cyclone Teddy

Tropical storm conditions are occurring in the Nova Scotia warning area now and are expected to begin in the Newfoundland warning area Wednesday afternoon.

Through Thursday, Teddy is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches  with isolated totals of 6 inches across sections of Atlantic Canada.

Tropical Depression Beta

For the middle and upper Texas coast, additional rainfall of 4 to 8 inches with isolated storm totals up to 20 inches is expected. Significant flash and urban flooding is occurring and will continue today. 

Rainfall totals of 13 to 14 inches have been measured across portions of the Houston metropolitan area thus far.

Tracking the tropics in real time

Watches/warnings issued

Post Tropical Cyclone Teddy

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

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

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

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