wplg logo

Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida Near Eastern Long Island Now Accelerating Northeastward Toward Cape Cod

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropics Forecast Cone at 12:09 Thursday Afternoon, September 02nd

Location 25 miles NE of Montauk Point New York
Wind 40 mph
Heading NE at 28 mph
Pressure 29.47
Coordinates 71.6W, 41.4N

Discussion

At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida was located near latitude 41.4 North, longitude 71.6 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 28 mph (44 km/h), and some increase in the forward motion is expected on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little if any change in strength is forecast during the next 12 hours.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb (29.47 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 12:42 Thursday Afternoon, September 02nd

Watches and Warnings

Flood and Flash Flood Watches continue across portions of southern New England.

Tornado Watches are in effect for portions of Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts.

Tropics Models at 12:09 Thursday Afternoon, September 02nd

Land Hazards

RAINFALL: Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida will produce the following rainfall totals:

Across Coastal Maine: 2 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts over Downeast Maine through Thursday afternoon.

Across Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts: An additional 1 to 3 inches through Thursday morning.

For the latest rainfall reports and wind gusts associated with Post-Tropical Cyclone Ida, see the companion storm summary at WBCSCCNS4 with the WMO header of ACUS44 KWBC or at the following link:

Www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc4.html

TORNADOES: A couple of tornadoes will be possible early Thursday morning across Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts.