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Tropical Depression Nine

Tropical Depression NinePosition: 23.4N 82.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↓.

Currently about 100 miles [ 160 km] Southwest of Key West, Florida.

The storm is in the Florida Straits headed into the Gulf of Mexico on its way to me at the end of the week.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

August 28, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Nine

Tropical Depression Eight

Tropical Depression EightPosition: 32.2N 72.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb.

Currently about 285 miles [ 460 km] Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

A tropical storm warning may be necessary later today for the Carolina coast.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

August 28, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Eight

Hurricane Gaston – Day 7

Hurricane GastonPosition: 30.6N 55.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 135 mph [215 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 957 mb ↓.

Currently about 575 miles [ 930 km] East of Bermuda.

The storm is stronger this morning and moving slower. At 10AM CDT became a Cat 2 storm. At 4PM CDT Gaston became a Cat 3, the first major hurricane of the season.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

August 28, 2016   Comments Off on Hurricane Gaston – Day 7