Unlikely To Achieve “Tropical Storm” Status Until System Passes Over Florida, But Difficult Conditions Continue, Warnings Remain In Effect.
BY: WEATHER TEAM | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center shows that the system — still without a name — is expected to pummel South Florida throughout the day an into the evening.
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER UPDATE 11 a.m. SATURDAY:
000 WTNT31 KNHC 041450 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Potential Tropical Cyclone One Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL012022 1100 AM EDT Sat Jun 04 2022 …DISTURBANCE NOW CROSSING SOUTH FLORIDA… …FLOODING RAINS OCCURRING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH FLORIDA… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…
INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…26.5N 81.4W ABOUT 35 MI…60 KM NE OF NAPLES FLORIDA ABOUT 100 MI…155 KM SW OF VERO BEACH FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for the Florida Keys, the west coast of Florida west of the Card Sound Bridge, Florida Bay, and Lake Okeechobee. The Meteorological Service of Bermuda has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Bermuda.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * East coast of Florida south of the Volusia/Brevard County Line to Card Sound Bridge * Northwestern Bahamas A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Bermuda A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible somewhere within the watch area. 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 meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————-
At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 26.5 North, longitude 81.4 West. The system is moving toward the northeast near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the east-northeast with an additional increase in forward speed is expected on Sunday, followed by a turn toward the east Monday night. On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move across southern or central Florida today, over the southwestern Atlantic north of the Bahamas tonight, and near or to the north of Bermuda on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. The disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm off the east coast of Florida by tonight, and some strengthening is forecast tonight through Monday as the system moves farther away from Florida over the western Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 210 miles (335 km) to the east of the center. Over the past few hours, a weather station at Fowey Rocks near Miami, Florida reported sustained winds of 46 mph (74 km/h) and a wind gust of 56 mph (91 km/h) at an elevation of 144 ft (44 m). The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface observations is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————-
Key messages for Potential Tropical Cyclone One can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT1, WMO header WTNT41 KNHC, and on the web at hurricanes.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?key_messages. RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall will continue to affect portions of South Florida and the Keys through this morning, beginning to diminish this afternoon. Heavy rainfall will continue across the northwestern Bahamas through today. The following storm totals are expected: South Florida: Storm total of 6 to 10 inches with isolated maxima of 15 inches. Considerable flash and urban flooding is expected. Florida Keys: Storm total of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maxima of 10 inches. This rain may produce flash and urban flooding. Northwestern Bahamas: Storm total of 4 to 8 inches with maxima of 12 inches. This rain may produce flash and urban flooding.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area in Florida today, especially in squalls, and in the northwestern Bahamas by this afternoon.
STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much 1- 3 ft above normal tide levels in the extreme northwestern Bahamas. 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 National Weather Service forecast office.
TORNADOES: A couple tornadoes are possible over the southern Florida Peninsula and Upper Keys through early afternoon.
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