Updated Oct. 29, 2020 – 1300z – Final Update
- Update from the National Hurricane Center
- Airport & Equipment Information
- Route Information
- Operational Resources
- NBAA’s HERO Database
This is the final NBAA Air Traffic Services update for what is currently Tropical storm Zeta, which is expected to be off the east coast and in the western Atlantic later this evening. The significant forward speed is creating strong and gusty winds along its route and most of the Mid-Atlantic and northeast. The FAA National Operations Control Center (NOCC) expects most of the protective shutdowns listed below to be back in service by the end of the day.
Update from the National Hurricane Center
According to the National Hurricane Center’s Advisory #19A, issued at 1200z:
At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Zeta was located near latitude 35.3 North, longitude 83.5 West. Zeta is racing toward the northeast near 39 mph (63 km/h). An even faster northeastward motion is expected later today, followed by a rapid east-northeastward motion tonight and Friday. On the forecast
track, the center of Zeta will move across portions of the southeastern U.S. this morning, across the Mid-Atlantic states this afternoon, and emerge over the western Atlantic by tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Zeta is expected to become a non-tropical gale-force low later today. The low should become absorbed by a frontal system over the western Atlantic by Friday night.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center. A sustained wind of 41 mph (67 km/h) and a gust to 82 mph (131 km/h) was recently reported at Cashiers, North Carolina.
Airport & Equipment Information
Airport & Facility Issues
- GPT App ATC-Zero, being managed by Houston Center, unknown return to service.
Equipment Outages from the NOCC
- MOBILE, AL (MOB) ASR PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- FORT DEPOSIT, AL; GBTS (67A) FAILED.
- BREWTON, AL; GBTS (12J) FAILED.
- CANTON, GA; GBTS (CNI) FAILED.
GULF OF MEXICO
- MULTIPLE ADS-B GBT SERVICE ISSUES.
- PASCAGOULA, MS (PQL) RWY 17 (PQL) ALS PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- GULFPORT, MS (GPT) RWY 14 (GPT) PAPI PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- GULFPORT, MS (GPT) RWY 18 (GPT) PAPI PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- GULFPORT, MS (GPT) RWY 14 (GPT) ALS PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- GULFPORT, MS (GPT) RWY 32 (GPT) ALS PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- GULFPORT, MS (GPT) SAWS PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- GULFPORT, MS (GPT) ASR PROTECTIVE SHUTDOWN.
- BAY ST. LOUIS, MS; GBTS (HSA) FAILED.
- PUTNAM, OK; GBTS (46A) FAILED.
- MEMPHIS, TN (MEM) RWY 18L/36R (EXS/MYO) LOC/GS RWY
As Zeta continues to move north through the Gulf and finally inland overnight, There are no required routes associated with Zeta. However, operators should expect tactical reroutes throughout the day along the east coast.
- National Hurricane Center
- FAA OIS page
- CADENA OIS page
- FAA Advisory Database
- FAA Current Reroutes
- FAA NOTAM Search
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