New Tropical Depression Forms In The Florida Straits… Expected To Move Into
The Gulf Of Mexico.
QUICK Summary Of 500 Pm EDT Information
Location… 23.7n 81.7w
About 55 Miles NE Of Havana Cuba
About 60 Miles South Of Key West Florida
Maximum Sustained Winds… 35 Mph
Present Movement… W Or 270 Degrees At 9 Mph
Minimum Central Pressure… 1009 Mb… 29.80 Inches
There Are No Coastal Watches Or Warnings In Effect.
At 500 Pm Edt… The Center Of Tropical Depression Nine
Was Located By A Noaa Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Near Latitude 23.7
North, Longitude 81.7 West. The Depression Is Moving Toward The
West Near 9 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To Continue
Through Tonight. On The Forecast Track, The Depression Will Be
Moving Away From The Florida Keys And Into The Gulf Of Mexico
Overnight. A Turn Toward The West-Northwest And A Decrease In
Forward Speed Are Expected On Monday Followed By A Turn Toward The
Northwest On Tuesday.
The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center takes the depression across
north Florida and off the southeast Georgia coast as a tropical storm late this
week. It is much too early to determine any potential impacts for the Coastal
Empire and Low Country from this system… as confidence in the forecast track
and intensity remain rather low.
Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 35 Mph With Higher Gusts.
Some Strengthening Is Forecast During The Next 48 Hours, And The
Depression Is Forecast To Become A Tropical Storm On Monday.
The Latest Minimum Central Pressure Reported By The Noaa Hurricane
Hunter Aircraft Was 1009 Mb (29.80 Inches).
The Depression Is Expected To Produce Total Rain
Accumulations Of 1 To 4 Inches Over The Southern Half Of The Florida
Peninsula And The Florida Keys Through Wednesday. Isolated Maximum
Amounts Of 6 Inches Are Possible Over Coastal Areas Of Southern
Florida And The Keys. This Rainfall May Cause Flooding And Flash
Wind: Gusts To Tropical Storm Force Are Possible In A Few Squalls
In The Lower Florida Keys Through Tonight.
Next Complete Advisory At 1100 Pm EDT.