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Hurricane Earl Forecast Discussion


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Hurricane Earl Discussion Number  31
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062022
1100 AM AST Sat Sep 10 2022

Earl continues to undergo extratropical transition as it merges 
with the mid-latitude trough seen in GOES-16 airmass imagery near 
and to the west of the hurricane.  The central convection is 
starting to shear away from the low-level center and cold-air clouds 
are wrapping around the south side of the circulation. The initial 
intensity is reduced to 80 kt based on a combination of subjective 
and objective Dvorak intensity estimates.

Earl should complete extratropical transition during the next 6 h 
or so, with the system maintaining  hurricane-force winds during 
this time.  After that, the cyclone is expected to gradually weaken 
during the next 72 h as it moves over the open North Atlantic.  The 
new intensity forecast has been adjusted downward during the first 
48 h to match the trend of the intensity guidance, and then is 
similar to the previous forecast.

Earl has turned a little to the left and slowed its forward motion 
since the last advisory, with the initial motion now 025/25 kt.  As 
Earl merges with the mid-latitude trough, an additional 
significant decease in forward speed is expected during the next 12 
h, followed by a slow northeastward motion that should continue 
through Sunday night.  Subsequently, Earl should be steered 
generally eastward by the mid-latitude westerlies.  The new 
forecast track has been shifted to the northwest of the previous 
track during the first 36 h and is close to the previous track 
thereafter. The northwestward shift of the track, along with 
Earl's large wind field, is expected to lead to strong winds 
occurring over the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland beginning this 
afternoon and continuing through Sunday.  For additional information 
on impacts in Newfoundland, please monitor forecasts and warnings 
from Environment Canada.


KEY MESSAGES:

1. Strong winds are expected over the Avalon Peninsula of
Newfoundland beginning this afternoon and continuing through Sunday,
after Earl becomes a post-tropical low.

2. Large swells generated by Earl will affect Bermuda, portions
of the U.S. East Coast, and Nova Scotia and Newfoundland during the
next several days.  These swells are likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult
products from your local weather office.


FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT  10/1500Z 42.9N  53.0W   80 KT  90 MPH
 12H  11/0000Z 44.4N  51.9W   70 KT  80 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
 24H  11/1200Z 45.0N  51.3W   55 KT  65 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
 36H  12/0000Z 45.2N  50.9W   45 KT  50 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
 48H  12/1200Z 45.4N  50.0W   40 KT  45 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
 60H  13/0000Z 45.3N  48.0W   40 KT  45 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
 72H  13/1200Z 45.3N  45.5W   35 KT  40 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
 96H  14/1200Z 45.5N  40.5W   35 KT  40 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
120H  15/1200Z 46.5N  37.0W   35 KT  40 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP

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Forecaster Beven



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