Tropical Depression Approaches Land, Severe Storm Conditions Expected Early Thursday In Brevard

By  //  August 30, 2016

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expected to land in Big Bend area of Florida

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Tropical Depression Nine, which is located about 300 miles west of Key West, has westward motion as it churns into the Gulf of Mexico. (NHC IMAGE)

Tropical Depression Nine, which is located about 300 miles west of Key West,  has westward motion as it churns into the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm remains disorganized due to westerly wind shear, which has kept it as an asymmetrical storm with most of the rain on the eastern side of the low.

Hurricane hunters determined there were no tropical storm force winds, but intensification could occur soon and could be upgraded to a tropical storm.

Brevard County residents should expect potential tropical storm conditions overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

10:00 AM CDT Tue Aug 30
Location: 24.0°N 87.2°W
Moving: WNW at 7 mph
Min pressure: 1004 mb
Max sustained: 35 mph

U.S. Coast Guard Urges Boaters To Prepare For Impending Severe WeatherRelated Story:
U.S. Coast Guard Urges Boaters To Prepare For Impending Severe Weather
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL092016
1000 AM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...TORRENTIAL RAINS CONTINUE OVER WESTERN CUBA...
...TROPICAL STORM WATCH LIKELY TO BE ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE
FLORIDA GULF COAST LATER TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...24.0N 87.2W
ABOUT 340 MI...550 KM W OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
ABOUT 310 MI...495 KM W OF HAVANA CUBA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in central and northern Florida, and southeastern Georgia
should monitor the progress of this system.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Nine
was located near latitude 24.0 North, longitude 87.2 West.  The
depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h).
A turn toward the northwest is expected later today, followed by
a turn toward the north-northwest tonight.  A turn toward the
north-northeast is expected on Wednesday.  On the forecast track,
the center of the depression will continue to move slowly away from
western Cuba, and move over the eastern Gulf of Mexico during 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 today.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
RAINFALL:  The depression is expected to produce additional rain
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over western Cuba through Wednesday,
with maximum storm total amounts up to 12 inches.  These rains
could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.  Storm
total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are possible over much of
the Florida peninsula through Friday morning, with isolated maximum
amounts of 15 inches possible.  This rainfall may cause flooding
and flash flooding.

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