Keeping an eye on Hurricane Teddy, possible impacts for Maine

Keeping an eye on Hurricane Teddy, high surf expected

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Thanks for watching. I’m meteorologist Jacqueline Thomas heading through this weekend. We certainly had a taste of fall with cold overnight temperatures, but bright sunshine. So a great weekend to get outdoors go apple picking. Maybe start to enjoy some of those fall activities, although the first day of fall still just a couple days away here as we head through the day on Monday, we’re talking bright sunshine once again the dry weather continuing, high pressure, staying in control. It’s still gonna be seasonably cool, with highs generally in the low to mid sixties on Monday. And as we head through Monday, even into Monday night, we’re staying clear. So here’s what we’ve got these next few days. Monday will be dry with that son. Ah, mainly clear night expected Monday. Not gonna be as cold as these past couple of nights, but still a bit chilly, with lows dropping back into the thirties in many spots. And then as we head into Tuesday morning, notice how these clouds build westward here. That’s from Hurricane Teddy, But the significant impacts from this storm will mainly stay off to our east. The best chance for any rain from the system will be down East. Some of the midcoast may get a couple of showers, especially if we get any westward shift in this track, so that’ll be something we continue to watch. But otherwise we’re talking about the clouds for Southern and western Maine and back to New Hampshire. We’re talking about breezy conditions because this is gonna come work its way in against that high that’s been in control this weekend. And we’re also talking about the potential for some rough surf with this, too, as the water is gonna be pretty churned up. So Category two storm. As of the five PM advisory Sunday night, the sustained winds than 105 MPH continues to track northward towards Nova Scotia. And again, as it does stay to the east, we’re going to see the clouds. Tough to get any rain from this, though, here in southern Maine, but we are going to see coastal impacts. That’s likely the biggest concern here. As this system approaches, you’ll notice that as we head through Tuesday afternoon that wave height increases. By Tuesday night, we could be looking at wave heights between eight to even 12 ft across far southern parts of the coast. So definitely going to see some rough surf, dangerous rip currents going to be a concern. And also just something to keep in mind, too. Is that those large swells, you know, just gonna want to take it easy at the coast or on the water. But that subsides as we head towards the end off our week. So in the eight day forecast here again staying quiet through Monday, even Tuesday, while we do see clouds, we should stay mainly dry. We bring in the fall season on Tuesday, and then we warm things up a little bit back into the seventies Wednesday and Thursday.

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Keeping an eye on Hurricane Teddy, high surf expected

Maine could feel some effects of Hurricane Teddy this week as the storm tracks to our east.Teddy was a category 2 hurricane in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as of the 5:00 PM Sunday advisory from the National Hurricane Center.The storm will track north and weaken over the cooler waters, losing it’s tropical characteristics over the next few days. Bermuda will see tropical storm conditions through Monday before the storm tracks north near Nova Scotia.The concern for Maine would be if Teddy gets pulled farther west as this would cause a more direct impact. As of Sunday evening, the two major models — the GFS and the Euro — are still in decent agreement that that will not happen.Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritime provinces will see a bigger impact from the storm.Maine will be on the western side of the storm, and we will see a cloudy day on Tuesday from it. It will also be breezy with gusts to 30 mph, but the strongest winds will stay east along with any chance for rain.Another impact will be rough surf with high waves and dangerous rip currents. Wave heights could reach 8-12 feet along the southern coast. Large ocean swells and beach erosion will therefore be likely over the next few days with beach erosion and some splash over during high tide cycles. The rest of the week looks fairly quiet and mainly dry with no significant rainfall in sight the next several days.

Maine could feel some effects of Hurricane Teddy this week as the storm tracks to our east.

Teddy was a category 2 hurricane in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as of the 5:00 PM Sunday advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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The storm will track north and weaken over the cooler waters, losing it’s tropical characteristics over the next few days. Bermuda will see tropical storm conditions through Monday before the storm tracks north near Nova Scotia.

Teddy track

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The concern for Maine would be if Teddy gets pulled farther west as this would cause a more direct impact. As of Sunday evening, the two major models — the GFS and the Euro — are still in decent agreement that that will not happen.

Model Comparison

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Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritime provinces will see a bigger impact from the storm.

Maine will be on the western side of the storm, and we will see a cloudy day on Tuesday from it. It will also be breezy with gusts to 30 mph, but the strongest winds will stay east along with any chance for rain.

wind field

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Another impact will be rough surf with high waves and dangerous rip currents. Wave heights could reach 8-12 feet along the southern coast.

wave height

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Large ocean swells and beach erosion will therefore be likely over the next few days with beach erosion and some splash over during high tide cycles.

The rest of the week looks fairly quiet and mainly dry with no significant rainfall in sight the next several days.