Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 1 Hurricane Martin 2022, October 30 - November 3. Max wind speed 85mph.
ASCAT-C data that was not available until after the issuance of the last advisory, but was valid at 13:17 UTC, showed that Martin likely became frontal earlier today (November 3) and the system no longer has a well-defined circulation. In addition, both TAFB and SAB evaluated the system as extratropical at 18:00 UTC. Therefore, Martin is now classified as post-tropical and this will be the last NHC advisory.
While Martin does not currently appear to have a well-defined center, the powerful post-tropical cyclone is expected to redevelop a well-defined center as it occludes over the next 12 to 24 hours. Martin is moving at a remarkable clip of 60 mph (50 knots), but should begin to slow down soon and turn north-northwestward during the next few hours. After that, the cyclone is forecast to move relatively slowly on Friday before picking up speed toward the east-southeast or east through the early weekend. Martin's maximum winds are still forecast to slowly decrease over the next few days, however the combination of Martin and other non-tropical low pressure systems are still expected to produce hazardous wind and seas over a very wide area of the North Atlantic for the next couple of days.
* National Weather Service: AWIPS Header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWPC, and online at ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.php * UK Met Office: WMO header FQNT21 EGRR and online at www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/specialist-forecasts/coast-and-sea/high -seas-forecast/ * Meteo France: WMO header FQNT50 LFPW and online at www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-marine/bulletin/grandlarge/ metarea2.
Forecaster D. Zelinsky. Information provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC).