Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Teddy (AL202020) DATA RELEASED: 9/21/2020 9:00:00 PM UTC

Copy of official data

Hurricane Teddy Discussion Number  38
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL202020
500 PM AST Mon Sep 21 2020

Teddy is gradually losing tropical characteristics with weaker deep 
convection near the center and more convective asymmetry. The 
initial wind speed is kept at 80 kt, assuming any decrease in 
organization has been offset by the doubling of the forward speed 
since the last advisory. Note that Dvorak estimates are likely to 
underestimate the true maximum winds in this extratropical 
transition situation.   

The hurricane is now moving quickly northward as a mid-latitude 
trough picks up the cyclone. All of the guidance show Teddy 
strengthening overnight due to a baroclinic energy infusion from 
this trough and increased instability from the warmer waters of the 
Gulf Stream/North Atlantic.  Afterward, Teddy should lose its 
baroclinic forcing and move over cooler water late Tuesday, causing 
weakening while it accelerates to the north-northeast across 
eastern Nova Scotia, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Newfoundland 
before dissipating in 3-4 days. No significant changes were made to 
the track forecast except for a westward shift beyond 48 hours.  
While there is some uncertainty about the exact status of Teddy near 
Nova Scotia, since much of the model guidance keeps the cyclone 
with a warm core and some convection, it doesn't change the hazards 
much with significant chances of high winds, heavy rain, storm 
surge and destructive waves for the south coast of Nova Scotia.

Teddy's size will likely double during the next couple of days as 
it moves northward and interacts with the aforementioned trough. 
Gale-force winds are likely along portions of the near shore waters 
of the northeast United States. Please see products from your local 
office for more information about marine hazards, including 
extremely dangerous rip currents expected over much of the western 
Atlantic beaches.

Key Messages:

1. Teddy is expected to transition to a powerful post-tropical
cyclone as it moves near or over portions of Atlantic Canada
late Tuesday through Thursday, where direct impacts from wind, rain, 
and storm surge are expected. Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings 
are in effect for portions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and 

2. Very large swells produced by Teddy are expected to affect 
portions of Bermuda, the Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the 
Bahamas, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada 
during the next few days. These swells are expected to cause 
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

3. Heavy rainfall across Atlantic Canada is expected with Teddy 
between Tuesday and Thursday after it becomes a strong post-tropical


INIT  21/2100Z 33.2N  62.0W   80 KT  90 MPH
12H  22/0600Z 36.5N  62.5W   90 KT 105 MPH
24H  22/1800Z 39.5N  63.7W   80 KT  90 MPH
36H  23/0600Z 42.2N  63.2W   70 KT  80 MPH
48H  23/1800Z 46.5N  61.5W   60 KT  70 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
60H  24/0600Z 50.5N  58.0W   50 KT  60 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
72H  24/1800Z 54.5N  53.5W   45 KT  50 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
96H  25/1800Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Blake