September 19, 2022
Monday Morning Update
I want to start with the big weather story of Hurricane Fiona which is crossing the Dominican Republic this morning and getting stronger. Heavy rain continues to pound Puerto Rico and I’ve placed the live radar widget below.
Locally we have very warm weather but a strong cold front will bring in a taste of Fall with the arrival of Autumn later this week. That is the system that will push Fiona away from the East Coast.
Hurricane Fiona Update
As of 5 AM EST the eye was located 15 miles from Punta Cana on the Dominican Republic. We can see the eye over land this morning. Winds are up to 90 mph, and it is expected to continue strengthening as it travels north back over the water this week.
Bridge Washed in Puente de Salto Arriba, Utuado Puerto Rico
Another Look At The Bridge Washout
Statement From The National Hurricane Center:
These rains will continue to produce life-threatening and catastrophic flooding along with mudslides and landslides across Puerto Rico. Life-threatening flash and urban flooding is likely for eastern portions of the Dominican Republic.
LIVE RADAR WIDGET
Heavy rain continues to pound Puerto Rico on the west side of the circulation. Spots have already recorded 20 to over 25 inches of rain
Entire Island Without Power
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*As of the latest report, 1,468,223 customers were without power.
Morning Surface Weather
Warmer winds will surge our temps up again today. We have about a 20% chance for an afternoon shower.
That cold front will reach us late Wednesday with much cooler air behind it. We will get a taste of Fall by the end of the week. This system will also push Fiona off the east coast.
Another Warm Day!
TODAY September 19
Normal Low in Baltimore: 58ºF
Record 42ºF in 1959
Normal High in Baltimore: 79ºF
Record 94ºF 1983
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- A Strong Cold Front will arrive between Wednesday evening and Thursday. This will bring us:
- A chance for showers
- Much cooler air into the weekend
Push Hurricane Fiona off the coast
Hurricane Fiona Forecast
This should reach Category 3 intensity and may pass just west of Bermuda by Friday… but miss the US coast.
Strong Rip Currents will bring rip currents and erosion to our local beaches.
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The Fall Equinox is at 9:03 PM on Thursday….
Temps will be much cooler inland, with highs in the 60s and some lows in the 40s.
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