HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR BOCA RATON

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: National Hurricane Center) — BULLETIN HURRICANE MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER 26 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142016

1100 AM EDT TUE OCT 04 2016
…EYE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVING OVER

THE GULF OF GONAVE AND IS HEADING FOR EASTERN CUBA…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION

———————————————–

LOCATION…18.9N 74.3W

ABOUT 35 MI…60 KM NNE OF TIBURON HAITI

ABOUT 90 MI…145 KM S OF THE EASTERN TIP OF CUBA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…145 MPH…230 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…950 MB…28.06 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

——————–

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Deerfield Beach, Florida to

the Volusia/Brevard county line.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from the Seven Mile Bridge in

the Florida Keys northward to south of Deerfield Beach, including

Lake Okeechobee
The government of Jamaica has discontinued the Tropical Storm

Warning for Jamaica.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

* Haiti

* Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma,

and Las Tunas

* Southeastern Bahamas, including the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins,

Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island

* Central Bahamas, including Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay,

San Salvador, and Cat Island

* Northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island,

Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and

New Providence
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

* Cuban province of Camaguey

* Deerfield Beach to the Volusia/Brevard county line
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti

* Turks and Caicos Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Dominican Republic from Puerto Plata westward to the border with

Haiti

* Seven Mile Bridge to south of Deerfield Beach

* Lake Okeechobee
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible

within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before

the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds,

conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are

possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in Hispaniola and in the Florida Peninsula and

the Florida Keys should monitor the progress of Matthew.
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

——————————

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located

in the Gulf of Gonave near latitude 18.9 North, longitude 74.3 West.

Matthew is moving toward the north near 10 mph (17 km/h). On this

track the eye of Matthew will move over the Windward Passage and

eastern Cuba today. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected

by Wednesday, followed by a northwest turn Wednesday night. Matthew

is expected to move near or over portions of the southeastern and

central Bahamas tonight and Wednesday, and approach the northwestern

Bahamas Wednesday night.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph (230 km/h) with

higher gusts. Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-

Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are

possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to

remain a powerful hurricane through at least Wednesday night.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the

center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles

(295 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 950 mb (28.06 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

———————-

WIND: Hurricane conditions are already affecting the southwestern

portion of Haiti, and these conditions will spread northward today.

Hurricane conditions are expected to reach eastern Cuba later today,

the southeastern Bahamas Tuesday evening, the central Bahamas on

Wednesday, and the northwestern Bahamas Wednesday night. Tropical

storm conditions are expected to continue spreading across the

remainder of Haiti today, eastern Cuba later this morning, the

southeastern Bahamas later today, and the central and northwestern

Bahamas Tuesday night and Wednesday, making outside preparations

difficult or dangerous.
Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions the Dominican

Republic within the warning area today, and will spread northward

into the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight.
Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch areas in

Cuba tonight with tropical storm conditions possible later today.
Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch

area in Florida by late Thursday, with tropical storm conditions

possible by early Thursday. Tropical storm condition are also

possible in the Florida tropical storm watch area by early Thursday.
RAINFALL: Matthew is expected to produce total rainfall amounts in

the following areas:
Southern Haiti and southwestern Dominican Republic…15 to 25

inches, isolated 40 inches

Eastern Cuba and northwestern Haiti…8 to 12 inches, isolated

20 inches

Eastern Jamaica…4 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches

The Bahamas…8 to 12 inches, isolated 15 inches

Turks and Caicos Islands…2 to 5 inches, isolated 8 inches

Northeastern Haiti and the Northern Dominican Republic…1 to 3

inches, isolated 5 inches

Western Jamaica…1 to 2 inches, isolated 3 inches

Upper Florida Keys northward to coastal east-central Florida….4 to

7 inches, isolated 10 inches

Middle to Lower Florida Keys….1 to 3 inches, isolated 5 inches
Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are likely from this

rainfall in southern and northwestern Haiti, the southwestern

Dominican Republic, and eastern Cuba.
STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and large

and destructive waves could raise water levels by as much as the

following amounts above normal tide levels…
Southern Coast of Cuba east of Cabo Cruz…7 to 11 feet

South Coast of Haiti…7 to 10 feet

Northern Coast of Cuba east of Camaguey…4 to 6 feet

Jamaica…2 to 4 feet

Gulf of Gonave in Haiti…3 to 5 feet

Southern coast of the Dominican Republic…1 to 3 feet

The Bahamas…10 to 15 feet
Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge

and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances.

Large waves generated by Matthew will cause water rises to occur

well in advance of and well away from the track of the center.
SURF: Swells generated by Matthew will continue to affect portions

of the coasts of Hispaniola, Jamaica, eastern Cuba, and the

Caribbean coastline of Central America during the next few

days. Swells from Matthew will begin affecting portions of the

Bahamas on Tuesday. These swells are likely to cause life-

threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult

products from your local weather office.

NEXT ADVISORY

————-

Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM EDT.

Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.

----------------------------------------FREE UBER--------------------------------------
Use our Uber Promo Code 3095J for $20 off your first ride. Enter the code in your app, or just click here.

---------------------------ABOUT BOCANEWSNOW.COM-----------------------

BocaNewsNow.com is the leading hyper-local news website based in and serving Boca Raton, Florida and South Palm Beach County. Our pages have been visited millions of times over our five year history of reporting, providing opinion and snark.

This is not a "mug shot" website. Arrest reports and mugshots are provided by law enforcement officials under Florida Statute. While we review all requests for removal, we are not obligated to remove reports that are a part of the public record.

When removal is appropriate, we do so at no charge. We do not accept payment for mugshot or arrest report deletion.

We remind our readers that an arrest is an accusation. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law. Email us at news (at) bocanewsnow.com or telephone 561-419-9520.

All Content Copyright © 2016 MetroDesk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.