BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Arthur may make his presence known in and around Boca Raton but the 11am update for the first tropical storm of the season calls for a warning to our north — from Flagler Beach to Fort Pierce.
From the National Hurricane Center:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* EAST COAST OF FLORIDA FROM FORT PIERCE TO FLAGLER BEACH
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24 TO 36 HOURS.
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES
SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
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 OF THE
UNITED STATES…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
AT 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.6 NORTH…LONGITUDE 79.3 WEST. ARTHUR IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 2 MPH…4 KM/H…AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT…FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD
THE NORTH ON WEDNESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF THE
TROPICAL CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN JUST OFFSHORE AND MOVE EAST
OF THE EAST-CENTRAL COAST OF FLORIDA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THE
SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO PASS EAST OF NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH…65 KM/H…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS. DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS…SETTLEMENT POINT OBSERVATION
SITE ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 38 MPH…61
KM/H…WITH GUSTS TO 44 MPH…70 KM/H.
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES…75 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
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