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FXCN31 CWHX 240000  
TROPICAL CYCLONE TECHNICAL INFORMATION STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE  
CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 8.32 PM ADT  
FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2022.  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY 3.00 AM ADT  
 
1. CURRENT POSITION, STRENGTH, CENTRAL PRESSURE AND MOTION  
 
AT 9.00 PM ADT, HURRICANE FIONA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 41.6 N AND  
LONGITUDE 59.8 W, ABOUT 140 NAUTICAL MILES OR 260 KM SOUTH OF SABLE  
ISLAND. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 105 KNOTS (194 KM/H)  
AND CENTRAL PRESSURE AT 935 MB. FIONA IS MOVING NORTH AT 32 KNOTS (59  
KM/H).  
 
2. FORECAST POSITION, CENTRAL PRESSURE AND STRENGTH  
 
DATE TIME LAT LON MSLP MAX WIND  
ADT MB KTS KMH  
SEP 23 9.00 PM 41.6N 59.8W 935 105 194  
SEP 24 3.00 AM 44.4N 61.0W 936 90 167  
SEP 24 9.00 AM 46.3N 61.2W 937 80 148 POST-TROPICAL  
SEP 24 3.00 PM 47.4N 60.8W 938 75 139 POST-TROPICAL  
SEP 24 9.00 PM 48.2N 59.9W 941 65 120 POST-TROPICAL  
SEP 25 3.00 AM 49.5N 58.7W 944 60 111 POST-TROPICAL  
SEP 25 9.00 AM 51.7N 57.6W 947 55 102 POST-TROPICAL  
SEP 25 3.00 PM 53.8N 57.2W 950 45 83 POST-TROPICAL  
SEP 25 9.00 PM 56.1N 57.5W 951 45 83 POST-TROPICAL  
 
3. TECHNICAL DISCUSSION  
 
A. ANALYSIS  
 
FIONA REMAINS A VERY STRONG CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE WITH INITIAL  
INTENSITY SET AT 105 KNOTS. HOWEVER, RECENT SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS  
THE EXTRA-TROPICAL PROCESS IS UNDERWAY AS THE EYE HAS BECOME OBSCURED  
AND SOME FRONTAL BANDING FEATURES ARE FORMING. THERE IS ALSO SOME  
SOUTHWESTERLY SHEAR IMPACTING THE SYSTEM. FIONA IS RACING NORTHWARD AT  
ABOUT 30 KNOTS.  
 
B. PROGNOSTIC  
 
FIONA WILL CONTINUE TO ACCELERATE NORTHWARD THIS EVENING UNDER THE  
INFLUENCE OF THE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE TO ITS NORTHWEST. THE  
HURRICANE WILL TAKE A SLIGHT HOOK TO THE NORTHWEST AS IT BECOMES UNDER  
THE INFLUENCE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED TROUGH WHILE IT CONTINUES TO  
UNDERGO EXTRA-TROPICAL TRANSITION. THEN POST-TROPICAL STORM FIONA IS  
EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL OVER EASTERN MAINLAND NOVA SCOTIA NEAR THE  
TOWN OF CANSO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WHILE DECELERATING SLIGHTLY AND  
MAINTAINING SUSTAINED HURRICANE FORCE WINDS. AFTER MOVING NEAR THE  
NORTHERN TIP OF CAPE BRETON, THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO WEAKEN AS IT  
TRACKS NEAR THE WEST COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND SATURDAY NIGHT THEN  
EVENTUALLY OVER THE LABRADOR SEA LATER SUNDAY.  
 
C. PREDICTED WIND RADII (NM)  
 
TIME GALES STORMS HURRICANE  
NE SE SW NW NE SE SW NW NE SE SW NW  
24/00Z 255 260 250 225 120 130 115 105 85 95 75 65  
24/06Z 275 275 285 245 125 135 120 110 90 95 65 60  
24/12Z 295 280 300 245 120 130 105 100 75 80 50 45  
24/18Z 315 285 310 240 115 125 90 85 60 60 30 25  
25/00Z 300 260 275 195 110 120 70 70 60 60 15 0  
25/06Z 280 235 240 145 100 110 50 50 0 0 0 0  
25/12Z 245 200 195 100 100 110 50 50 0 0 0 0  
25/18Z 210 160 150 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
26/00Z 195 145 135 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
 
END/MARCH/TIRONE/WHITE/HATT  
 
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