5pm Sunday: Tropical Depression 9 forms over the Florida Straits

The latest including NHC forecast track for newly formed tropical depression 9.

New Tropical Depression Forms In The Florida Straits… Expected To Move Into

The Gulf Of Mexico.

QUICK Summary Of 500 Pm EDT Information

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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

Flooding.

 

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.

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