17 September 2014 - bulletin 586

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Latest warnings for 15E, 17E, 06L and 16W

Time of posting: Approximately 2115 GMT

HURRICANE Edouard / 06L
Warning 26 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 37.8N 51.2W
Location 855 miles ENE of Bermuda
Movement 055° (NE) at 23 knots
Maximum sustained winds 75 knots gusting to 90 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 230 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 80 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Next warning from NHC at 0300 GMT

Edouard is moving northeast and is weakening slowly, a trend that will accelerate on Thursday. The storm will veer east transition to an extra-tropical cyclone west of the Azores.

Regional warnings
Swells will affect the eastern coastlines of the US from Florida northwards. Life-threatening surf and rip-current conditions along the entire US coastline from Wednesday onwards.

Remnants of Odile / 15E
Warning 31 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 31.1N 112.7W
Location 125 miles WSW of Tucson, Arizona
Movement 045° (NE) at 6 knots
Maximum sustained winds 25 knots gusting to 35 knots
Threatened landmasses Mexico; US states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

Odile is moving northeast but is no longer regarded as a tropical cyclone. Its remnants will carry a significant threat into the US states of Arizona and New Mexico.

Regional warnings

Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches, locally up to 8 inches in mountainous terrain, is expected in the Mexican state of Sonora, and southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and far western Texas, resulting in life-threatening flashfloods and mudslides.

Tropical storm Polo / 17E
Warning 07 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 16.4N 103.7W
Location 185 miles SSE of Manzanillo, Mexico
Movement 310° (NW) at 10 knots
Maximum sustained winds 60 knots gusting to 75 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 80 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Mexico
Next warning from NHC at 0000 GMT

Polo is moving northwest, parallel to the southwest coast of Mexico, and will strengthen to hurricane force on approach to Baja California, but is expected to weaken by then.

Regional warnings
A tropical storm WARNING is in force for the southwest coast of Mexico from Punta San Telmo to Playa Perula

A tropical storm watch is in force from Punta San Telmo to Zihuatanejo and from Playa Perula to Cabo Corrientes

Rainfall totals of 5 to 10, locally up to 15 inches, can be expected over coastal areas of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco states in Mexico. Life-threatening flash-floods and mudslides could result.

Swells from Polo will affect the southern coastline of Mexico, giving rise to life-threatening surf and riptide conditions.


Tropical depression Fung-wong / 16W
Philippines designation Mario
Warning 02 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 14.0N 129.4E
Location 490 miles E of Manila, Philippines
Movement 290° (WNW) at 14 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses Philippines, Taiwan, Japan
Maximum significant wave height 12 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Fung-wong will move northwest to the east of the Philippines and Taiwan. The system will intensify to 85 knots before turning extra-tropical near Japan.