Staff Published 2:00 p.m. UTC Sep 3, 2018 The tropical disturbance near the Florida Keys is now Tropical Storm Gordon. The National Hurricane Center 8 a.m. advisory said it had reached tropical storm status. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain to Southwest Florida later Monday afternoon and then move into the Gulf of Mexico where it should arrive anywhere from western Florida to Louisiana Tuesday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center. The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for Collier County at 8:30 a.m. FLORIDA STORM TRACKER: Click here to see the storm's path and the latest model runs The disturbance could produce about 2 to 4 inches of rain in parts of Southwest Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Gordon forms in the Keys, should bring heavy rains to Southwest Florida
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A tropical wave that formed in Caribbean last week has strengthened into Tropical Storm Gordon near the upper Florida Keys.The Keys, and portions of South Florida, are under a tropical storm warning as the system continues to track toward the Gulf of Mexico, possibly creating storm Labor Day conditions across Tampa Bay.As of 8:05 a.m., the system had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving west-northwest at 16 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.Under its current track, Gordon is forecast to move off Florida’s west coast today and Tuesday, heading toward the northern Gulf Coast and possibly making landfall from Louisiana to Alabama early Wednesday morning.The Tampa Bay area can expect locally heavy rain, and possible squalls that could produce gusts of 40-50 mph as Gordon moves to the northwest, according to the National Weather Service. This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.MORE WEATHEREXTENDED FORECAST: The 10-day outlook for the … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Gordon forms off Florida Keys; stormy Labor Day ahead for Tampa Bay
Video by Kristen Consillio COURTESY CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU Mayor Kirk Caldwell and his staff receive a briefing from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Hurricane Lane at the city Emergency Operations Center this morning. The City & County of Honolulu has released the following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Preparedness Guidance: ACCESS AND FUNCTIONAL NEEDS I am disabled or have a family member who is disabled, where can I go? Public Shelters are open to accommodate the general public and those with access and/or functional needs. Locations of Public Shelters will be broadcast over local TV and radio. Public Shelters are for those individuals who do not require hospitalization and should be used as a last resort. Special health needs evacuees must either be capable of taking care of their own needs or be accompanied by a caregiver. Recommend planning ahead with family members, friends and / or neighbors to be able to shelter in a home built 1995 or later which can be … [Read more...] about City releases extensive ‘Hurricane and tropical storm preparedness’ guide
World Climate Change There’s a tropical storm brewing in the Atlantic Ocean and heading for Ireland. Tropical storm Ernesto is expected to complete its trans-Atlantic travel Saturday night when it arrives on the coast of Ireland, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ernesto is the fifth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season and winds from the storm are expected to arrive in Ireland several hours before the storm itself. The winds are expected sometime around 2 p.m. local time along the coast Saturday. As of Wednesday, Ernesto was just a subtropical depression but as it got stronger earned the title of a tropical depression. It will likely be downgraded again as it hits colder water closer to the U.K. The maximum sustained wind speeds of the storm were 45 miles per hour as of Friday night. Those wind speeds put the storm below any category hurricane, the lowest category, a category one storm, is classified by wind speeds from 74 to 95 miles per hour on … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Ernesto Is Set to Hit Ireland Saturday
U.S. 2018 Hurricane Season A tropical storm named Debby formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center announced. The storm was moving north at about 16 mph, with wind speeds of 40 mph, as of Tuesday morning. Debby was expected to continue moving north on Wednesday before veering slightly east. The storm, however, was not expected to pose any threat to land. Debby was forecast to dissipate in just a few days. “It is forecast to be short lived and not threaten any land,” the National Hurricane Center said regarding Debby’s path. Debby marked the fourth named storm of the 2018 Atlantic season. In its annual hurricane season predictions released in May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a near or above average season for Atlantic hurricanes. NOAA estimated there would be 10 to 16 named storms, or storms which have sustained wind speeds of at least 39 mph. Of those storms, NOAA estimated five to nine would be … [Read more...] about Subtropical Storm Debby Forms In Atlantic: Where Is Storm Going?