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Tropical Depression Debby – Day 4

Tropical Depression DebbyPosition: 29.0N 82.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southeast [125°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↑.

Currently about 110 miles [175 km] West of Daytona Beach, Florida.

At 7PM CDT Debby was downgraded to a Tropical Depression which cancels all Watches and Warnings. It should go ashore near Cedar Key tonight. It will probably not dissipate, but enter the Atlantic and then regenerate in a couple of days.

The 10AM CDT update shows the storm weakening slightly, which is hardly surprising given the wind shear, dry air, and land interaction. It’s best chance to rebuild doesn’t occur until it gets to the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, but it is still dropping massive amounts of rain on the Florida peninsula. Northeast Florida was in a drought, so it was able to absorb a lot of the water, but it didn’t need all of the rain at once.

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.]

June 26, 2012   2 Comments