Hurricane Fiona 20th September Update

Hurricane Fiona is centered 10 nm NW of Grand Turk Island moving NNW at 9 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 100 kt with gusts to 120 kt.

Fiona will turn toward the north tonight or Wed. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will pass near Grand Turk and the other eastern Turks and Caicos during the next few hours. Strengthening is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will pass near Grand Turk and the other eastern Turks and Caicos during the next few hours. Swells generated by Fiona are affecting the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the northern coast of Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas.

Post Hurricane Conditions – Puerto Rico 1.3 million homes are currently without power. As of Monday afternoon, more than 837,000 customers of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority had no water service or were suffering significant interruptions, according to the government’s emergency portal system

As of right now, our offices in Puerto Rico are open, and responding to emails as quickly as possible. For any operations questions, please reach out to ISS-Puerto Rico at ISS.sanjuan@iss-shipping.com

Port Conditions

PortPort StatusCommentsLast Changed
PR, GUANICA ClosedPORTCON Zulu. Closed to all traffic.9/16/2022
PR, GUAYAMA / LAS MAREAS ClosedPORTCON Zulu. Closed to all traffic.9/16/2022
PR, GUAYANILLA ClosedPORTCON Zulu. Closed to all traffic.9/16/2022
PR, MAYAGUEZ ClosedPORTCON Zulu. Closed to all traffic.9/16/2022
PR, PONCE ClosedPORTCON Zulu. Closed to all traffic.9/16/2022
PR, SALINAS/AGUIRRE ClosedPORTCON Zulu. Closed to all traffic.9/16/2022
PR, TALLABOA ClosedPORTCON Zulu. Closed to all traffic.9/16/2022
PR, SAN JUAN Open with RestrictionsDaylight Operations ONLY9/19/2022
PR, ARECIBO OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
PR, CEIBA / ROOSEVELT ROADS OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
PR, CULEBRA OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
PR, FAJARDO OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
PR, VIEQUES OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
PR, YABUCOA OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST CROIX, CHRISTIANSTED OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST CROIX, FREDERIKSTED OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST CROIX, KRAUSE LAGOON OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST CROIX, LIMETREE BAY OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST JOHN, CRUZ BAY OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST JOHN, ENIGHED POND OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST THOMAS, CHARLOTTE AMALIE HARBOR OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST THOMAS, EAST GREGGERIE CHANNEL OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST THOMAS, RED HOOK BAY OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022
ST THOMAS, WEST GREGGERIE CHANNEL OpenPORTCON 49/19/2022

Official NOAA Advisory

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HURRICANE FIONA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  24

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL072022

0900 UTC TUE SEP 20 2022

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY…

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS DISCONTINUED THE

HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* TURKS AND CAICOS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS…INCLUDING THE ACKLINS…CROOKED

ISLAND…LONG

CAY…THE INAGUAS…MAYAGUANA…AND THE RAGGED ISLANDS

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED

SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE

AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE NEARING COMPLETION.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.

INTERESTS IN BERMUDA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF FIONA.

HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 21.3N  70.9W AT 20/0900Z

POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST OR 330 DEGREES AT   9 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  967 MB

EYE DIAMETER  15 NM

MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 100 KT WITH GUSTS TO 120 KT.

64 KT……. 25NE  25SE  20SW  25NW.

50 KT……. 60NE  50SE  40SW  50NW.

34 KT…….130NE 130SE  60SW 100NW.

12 FT SEAS..180NE 120SE  90SW 150NW.

WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL

MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT…CENTER LOCATED NEAR 21.3N  70.9W AT 20/0900Z

AT 20/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 20.8N  70.7W

FORECAST VALID 20/1800Z 22.3N  71.4W

MAX WIND 110 KT…GUSTS 135 KT.

64 KT… 30NE  30SE  20SW  25NW.

50 KT… 70NE  50SE  30SW  40NW.

34 KT…140NE 140SE  70SW 110NW.

FORECAST VALID 21/0600Z 23.6N  71.7W

MAX WIND 115 KT…GUSTS 140 KT.

64 KT… 30NE  30SE  20SW  30NW.

50 KT… 70NE  60SE  40SW  50NW.

34 KT…140NE 140SE  80SW 110NW.

FORECAST VALID 21/1800Z 25.1N  71.5W

MAX WIND 120 KT…GUSTS 145 KT.

64 KT… 40NE  40SE  25SW  30NW.

50 KT… 70NE  70SE  50SW  60NW.

34 KT…140NE 140SE 100SW 120NW.

FORECAST VALID 22/0600Z 27.1N  70.7W

MAX WIND 120 KT…GUSTS 145 KT.

64 KT… 50NE  50SE  30SW  40NW.

50 KT… 90NE  80SE  60SW  70NW.

34 KT…160NE 160SE 110SW 130NW.

FORECAST VALID 22/1800Z 29.6N  69.4W

MAX WIND 120 KT…GUSTS 145 KT.

50 KT…100NE  90SE  70SW  80NW.

34 KT…180NE 180SE 140SW 140NW.

FORECAST VALID 23/0600Z 32.6N  66.8W

MAX WIND 115 KT…GUSTS 140 KT.

50 KT…100NE  90SE  70SW  80NW.

34 KT…180NE 180SE 140SW 140NW.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE…ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 125 NM

ON DAY 4 AND 175 NM ON DAY 5…AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY

OUTLOOK VALID 24/0600Z 42.5N  60.0W

MAX WIND  90 KT…GUSTS 110 KT.

OUTLOOK VALID 25/0600Z 50.5N  59.5W…POST-TROP/EXTRATROP

MAX WIND  55 KT…GUSTS  65 KT.

REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 21.3N  70.9W

INTERMEDIATE PUBLIC ADVISORY…WTNT32 KNHC/MIATCPAT2…AT 20/1200Z

NEXT ADVISORY AT 20/1500Z

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FORECASTER BEVEN