Tropical Storm Warning North Carolina Coast
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 9 LATEST ADVISORY
The race appears to be on as to which depression becomes a tropical storm first. The bet is on Tropical Depression 9 as the latest satellite and recon observations show that it is very close to tropical storm strength.
...DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM BY TUESDAY... SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...24.0N 84.8W ABOUT 195 MI...310 KM WSW OF KEY WEST FLORIDA ABOUT 160 MI...260 KM WNW OF HAVANA CUBA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 24.0 North, longitude 84.8 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h) and a turn toward the north-northwest is expected on Tuesday night followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center will continue to move away from western Cuba, and move over the eastern Gulf of Mexico over the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Tuesday. The minimum central pressure reported by a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 1007 mb (29.74 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce additional rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches over western Cuba through Wednesday. Isolated maximum storm-total amounts of 12 inches are possible over western Cuba. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. Total rain accumulations of 3 to 7 inches are possible over much of the Florida peninsula through Thursday. Isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches are possible along the west coast of Florida from Naples to Steinhatchee. This rainfall may cause flooding and flash flooding.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 LATEST ADVISORY
TROPICAL STORM WARNING COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
Meanwhile thunderstorms continue to increase around the center of tropical depression 8 off the North Carolina coast. The last recon report was not that impressive both from the standpoint of pressure and wind reports. Still the hurricane center has put out a Tropical Storm Warning for parts of the North Carolina coast.
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PARTS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST... SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...33.6N 74.0W ABOUT 140 MI...225 KM SE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.86 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * The coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet * Pamlico Sound A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours. Interests elsewhere along the Outer Banks of North Carolina should monitor the progress of the depression. Additional watches or warnings may be required later today. For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 33.6 North, longitude 74.0 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h). This general motion with a slower forward speed is expected later this evening, with a gradual turn toward the north forecast on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of the depression will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina late Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by early Tuesday. The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data is 1011 mb (29.86 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expecting within the warning area, beginning by Tuesday afternoon. RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches over far eastern North Carolina, including the Outer Banks.
Meanwhile Hurricane Gaston continues to churn away with top winds of 105 mph. It is going to cause rough seas and surf conditions for the Long Island and the New Jersey shore all this week. The other two systems could prolong the shore impact late this week and into the weekend.
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