PB Schools Open Monday, Tropical Storm Warning In Effect

2pm Update from the National Hurricane Center.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Schools in Palm Beach County — including Boca Raton — are still scheduled to be open on Monday, although the region remains under a Tropical Storm Warning as Isaac nears. The Tropical Storm Warning continues south to the northern tip of Miami-Dade County where a Hurricane Watch is in effect through the Keys.

Expect stormy conditions in Boca Sunday through Monday.

Here is the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

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TROPICAL STORM ISAAC INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 18A

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092012

200 PM EDT SAT AUG 25 2012

…CENTER OF ISAAC NOW NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF EASTERN CUBA…

SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT…1800 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…20.8N 75.3W

ABOUT 40 MI…65 KM N OF GUANTANAMO CUBA

ABOUT 325 MI…525 KM SSE OF NASSAU

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 17 MPH…28 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1000 MB…29.53 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* THE FLORIDA KEYS INCLUDING THE DRY TORTUGAS

* THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA FROM BONITA BEACH SOUTHWARD TO OCEAN

REEF

* FLORIDA BAY

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* HAITI

* THE FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM GOLDEN BEACH SOUTHWARD TO OCEAN REEF

* ANDROS ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

* HAITI

* CUBAN PROVINCES OF CIEGO DE AVILA…SANCTI SPIRITUS…VILLA

CLARA…CAMAGUEY…LAS TUNAS…GRANMA…HOLGUIN…SANTIAGO DE

CUBA…AND GUANTANAMO

* THE BAHAMAS

* TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

* THE FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM SEBASTIAN INLET SOUTHWARD TO OCEAN

REEF

* LAKE OKEECHOBEE

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…

* CUBAN PROVINCES OF MATANZAS AND CIENFUEGOS

* THE FLORIDA EAST COAST NORTH OF SEBASTIAN INLET TO FLAGLER BEACH

* THE FLORIDA WEST COAST NORTH OF BONITA BEACH TO TARPON SPRINGS

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED

SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. A WARNING IS TYPICALLY ISSUED

36 HOURS BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF TROPICAL STORM

FORCE WINDS…CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT

OR DANGEROUS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE

RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE

WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.

INTERESTS IN THE REMAINDER OF CUBA AND THE REMAINDER OF FLORIDA

SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ISAAC.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED

STATES…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE

MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE

THE UNITED STATES…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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AT 200 PM EDT…1800 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS

LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.8 NORTH…LONGITUDE 75.3 WEST. ISAAC IS

MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH…28 KM/H. A GENERAL

NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. ON THE

FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF ISAAC SHOULD MOVE NEAR OR OVER

EASTERN CUBA THIS AFTERNOON…NEAR OR OVER CENTRAL CUBA TONIGHT…

AND MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA

PENINSULA SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH…95 KM/H…WITH HIGHER

GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. SOME

STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY…AND ISAAC IS

EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES…335 KM

FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB…29.53 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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RAINFALL…TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES…WITH

MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES…ARE POSSIBLE OVER HISPANIOLA. THESE

RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES…WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF

12 INCHES…ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS JAMAICA…THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN

PORTIONS OF CUBA…THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA OF

FLORIDA. TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE

OVER THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN BAHAMAS.

WIND…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF THE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI…EASTERN CUBA…THE SOUTHEASTERN

BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS

ARE EXPECTED OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT…AND

OVER THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS BY SUNDAY MORNING. HURRICANE

CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON ANDROS ISLAND ON SUNDAY. TROPICAL STORM

CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER CENTRAL CUBA BY LATER TODAY AND

TONIGHT. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH

NORTHWESTERN CUBA AND THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS BY TONIGHT OR

SUNDAY.

HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA IN

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS ON SUNDAY…WITH TROPICAL

STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED BY EARLY SUNDAY. HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE IN THE HURRICANE WATCH AREA IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA ON

SUNDAY…WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN THE TROPICAL

STORM WARNING AREA IN FLORIDA BY EARLY SUNDAY. TROPICAL STORM

CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH AREA IN FLORIDA

BY SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY.

STORM SURGE…THE COMBINATION OF A STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL

CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING

WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF

THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE…

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST…5 TO 7 FT

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST AND THE FLORIDA KEYS…1 TO 3 FT

HISPANIOLA AND EASTERN CUBA…1 TO 3 FT

THE BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS…1 TO 3 FT

THE DEEPEST WATER WILL OCCUR ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST IN AREAS OF

ONSHORE FLOW. SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING

OF THE SURGE AND THE TIDAL CYCLE…AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT

DISTANCES. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE SEE

PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE. NEAR THE

COAST…THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY DANGEROUS WAVES.

SURF…DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT

HISPANIOLA…THE BAHAMAS…THE TURKS AND CAICOS…EASTERN AND

CENTRAL CUBA…AND THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS

DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR

LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

 

 

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