Oscar Becomes A Hurricane-Force Post-Tropical Cyclone

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Post-Tropical Cyclone

540 miles SSE of Cape Race Newfoundland



75 mph




NNE at 35 mph

49.6W, 39.3N


At 500 p.m. AST (2100 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Oscar was located near latitude 39.3 north, longitude 49.6 west. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north-northeast near 35 mph (56 km/h), and a motion toward the northeast with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next two to three days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Although gradual weakening is forecast during the next several days, Oscar is expected to remain a powerful post-tropical cyclone over the north-central and northeastern Atlantic Ocean into the weekend.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 320 miles (520 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb (28.82 inches).


Watches and Warnings

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


Land Hazards

Surf: swells generated by Oscar that are affecting Bermuda will subside tonight. Please consult products from your local weather office.