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Post-Tropical Cyclone Fred Will Move Off The Coast Of Maine By Early Friday As The Heavy Rainfall Threat Continues To Diminish

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropics Forecast Cone at 10:31 Thursday Evening, August 19th
Tropics Forecast Cone at 10:31 Thursday Evening, August 19th

Location 50 miles WSW of Portsmouth New Hampshire
Wind 30 mph
Heading ENE at 13 mph
Pressure 29.8
Coordinates 71.8W, 42.9N

Discussion

At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Fred was located near latitude 42.9 North, longitude 71.8 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 13 mph (20 km/h), and its forward motion is expected to gradually increase overnight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 10:31 Thursday Evening, August 19th

Watches and Warnings

All Flash Flood Watches over portions of eastern New England have expired.

Tropics Models at 3:10 Friday Night, August 20th

Land Hazards

RAINFALL:

Post-Tropical Cyclone Fred may produce 1 to 2 inches of additional rain across Downeast Maine overnight before moving offshore.

For the latest rainfall reports and wind gusts associated with Post-Tropical Cyclone Fred, see the companion storm summary at WBCSCCNS1 with the WMO header ACUS41 KWBC or at the following link: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc1.html