Fiona to bring swells to east coast

Fiona to bring swells to east coast

UP THEIR SANDBAGS. WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH KELLIANNE KLASS. KELLIANNE: STILL HE TROPICAL DEPRESSION AS OF THE 11:00 ADVISORY. WINDS OF 35 MILES PER HOUR, PRESSURE HAS NOT CHANGED. IT HAS — IT IS SPEEDING UP OUT OF THE NORTH, NORTHWEST AT 14 MILES PER HOUR. WE HAVE A LOT OF CONVECTION WITH THIS SYSTEM. THIS IS THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION. YOU CAN SEE THAT COUNTERCLOCKWISE MOVEMENT. THE CONVECTION IS OFFSET FROM THE CIRCULATION. THIS IS SHOWING A HEAVILY SHARED ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL STORM. THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS THINKING IT WILL BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY, AHEAD OF IT BECOMING A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE BY MONDAY MORNING WITH WINDS OF 85 MILES PER HOUR. THEN, BECOMING A MAJOR CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE I WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH WINDS OF 115 MILES PER HOUR SITTING OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA. IN TERMS OF WHERE IT LANDS, THAT IS SOMETHING WE ARE TRYING TO FIND. ELSEWHERE IN THE TROPICS, HURRICANE FIONA, CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE. TROPICAL STORM GASTON AND TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10 OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA. HURRICANE FIONA A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE AS IT LIT THE WAY BERMUDA, MOVING TOWARDS NOVA SCOTIA AND PORTIONS OF CANADA. WE ARE WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10 THAT HAS FORMED AS OF THE 11:00 ADVISORY, EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA LATER TODAY, IF NOT TOMORROW. BACK AT HOME TODAY, WE ARE WATCHING FOR RAINFAL

Hurricane Fiona to bring rough surf, swells to east coast

Hurricane Fiona remained a powerful Category 4 storm Friday. As of 11 am, the storm was located 250 miles north of Bermuda and 600 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fiona had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and was moving northeast at 35 mph. The National Hurricane Center says that could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. “A slower north-northeast or north motion is expected later today through Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will approach Nova Scotia later today, move across Nova Scotia and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Saturday, and then across Labrador and over the Labrador Sea on Sunday,” the NHC said.SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…* Nova Scotia from Hubbards to Brule* Prince Edward Island* Isle-de-la- Madeleine* Newfoundland from Parson’s Pond to FrancoisA Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…* Bermuda* St. Andrews New Brunswick to west of Hubbards Nova Scotia* West of Brule Nova Scotia to Cap Madeleine Quebec* Anticosti Island* Sheldrake Quebec to north of Parson’s Pond Newfoundland* Boat Harbor to Hare Bay Newfoundland* Francois to St Lawrence NewfoundlandA Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…* North of Boat Harbor Newfoundland to West Bay LabradorKNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUEDStay tuned to WESH 2 not ws, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned food and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for the cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first-aid kitTwo weeks’ worth of prescription medicationsBaby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery-operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete preparation activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANEA smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts.PET AND ANIMAL SAFETYYour pet should be a part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.

Hurricane Fiona remained a powerful Category 4 storm Friday.

As of 11 am, the storm was located 250 miles north of Bermuda and 600 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fiona had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and was moving northeast at 35 mph.

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Swells from Hurricane Fiona will continue to spread westward towards the east coast of the United States. The National Hurricane Center says that could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

“A slower north-northeast or north motion is expected later today through Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will approach Nova Scotia later today, move across Nova Scotia and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Saturday, and then across Labrador and over the Labrador Sea on Sunday,” the NHC said.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

* Nova Scotia from Hubbards to Brule

* Prince Edward Island

* Isle-de-la-Madeleine

* Newfoundland from Parson’s Pond to Francois

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Bermuda shorts

* St. Andrews New Brunswick to west of Hubbards Nova Scotia

* West of Brule Nova Scotia to Cap Madeleine Quebec

*Anticosti Island

* Sheldrake Quebec to north of Parson’s Pond Newfoundland

* Boat Harbor to Hare Bay Newfoundland

* Francois to St Lawrence Newfoundland

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* North of Boat Harbor Newfoundland to West Bay Labrador

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first-aid kit
  • Two weeks’ worth of prescription medications
  • Baby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery-operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | android

Enable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “settings.” On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.

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