TD 16 organizing; Mexican landslide kills hundreds; hottest day ever in Los Angeles

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:25 PM GMT on September 28, 2010

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The large area of low pressure centered just south of Cuba's Isle of Youth has developed enough of a well-defined circulation to be classified as Tropical Depression Sixteen, and is likely to become Tropical Storm Nicole by Wednesday. The depression has a very broad center, with little heavy thunderstorm activity near the center, and is this very dissimilar to the usual types of tropical depressions we see in the Atlantic. The large size, broad center, and lack of heavy thunderstorm activity near the center of TD 16 will limit the storm's ability to rapidly intensify. TD 16 resembles the "monsoon depressions" common in India's Bay of Bengal or the Western Pacific. A monsoon depression is similar to a regular tropical depression in the winds that it generates--about 30 - 35 mph near the outer edges (and usually stronger on the eastern side of the circulation.) Monsoon depressions have large, calm centers, and can evolve into regular tropical storms, if given enough time over water to develop a tight, closed circulation. Today's monsoon-like depression in the Caribbean was able to form because the atmospheric flow pattern of the Eastern Pacific has shifted eastwards into the Western Caribbean, bringing in the Eastern Pacific ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone, a region of converging surface winds that creates a band of strong thunderstorms). This unusual flow pattern is forecast to remain in place for at least the next ten days.

An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft has been flying at 700 feet in TD 16 since 1:30pm EDT, and has thus far found a central pressure of 999 mb. The strongest winds at flight level seen as of 3:20pm EDT were 32 mph, located about 100 miles east of the center of TD 16. Surface observations show that the strongest winds at any surface station continue to be at Buoy 42057, several hundred miles to the southeast of TD 16's center. Winds were 27 mph, gusting to 34 mph at 2:43pm EDT this afternoon. Rotation of TD 16 can be seen on radar loops out of Pico San Juan, Cuba, and well as satellite imagery. The heavy thunderstorms are currently quite disorganized, but a curved band is beginning to wrap around the north side of the center, signaling that TD 16 is growing more organized. TD 16 has brought torrential rains to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, and Honduras today.


Figure 1. Radar-estimated precipitation for South Florida and Cuba. TD 16 has brought 2 - 4 inches of rains to the region.

Forecast for TD 16
Because TD 16 is so large, it will take more time than a typical depression for it to spin up into a strong tropical storm. Given that the steering currents are expected to pull TD 16 north-northeastwards over Cuba and into South Florida and the western Bahamas on Wednesday, the storm lacks sufficient time over water to be any stronger than a 50 mph tropical storm for Florida. TD 16 is organizing pretty slowly this afternoon, and I think the top winds in Southeast Florida are most likely to be in the 25 - 35 mph range on Wednesday. Winds are likely to be stronger in the western Bahamas, perhaps 30 - 40 mph, since they will be in the stronger right front quadrant of the storm. By the time TD 16 makes landfall in South Carolina or North Carolina on Thursday morning, it could be as strong as a 50 - 60 mph tropical storm. However, wind shear will increase sharply on Thursday as TD 16 gets caught in an upper-level trough of low pressure, and NHC is giving TD 16 only a 9% chance of making it to hurricane strength before it becomes an extratropical storm on Thursday. The primary danger from TD 16 is not wind, but heavy rainfall. A potent upper-level low and stationary front over the U.S. East Coast have been pulling moist, tropical air from the Caribbean northwards over the past few days, bringing heavy rains that have saturated the soils. This is called a Predecessor Rain Event, or PRE, since it comes in advance of the actual rain shield of the storm. (A PRE from Hurricane Karl brought southern Wisconsin the heavy rain that caused the levee on the Wisconsin River to fail yesterday.) Wilmington, NC received 10.33 inches of rain yesterday, its second greatest one-day rainfall since record keeping began in 1871. Only the 13.38" that fell during Hurricane Floyd on September 15, 1999 beat yesterday's rainfall total. With TD 16 expected to bring another 6 - 8 inches of rain to the region later this week, serious flooding is likely, and flash flood watches are posted for the North Carolina/ South Carolina border region. South Florida is also under a flood watch, for 3 - 5 inches of rain. Flooding rains of similar magnitude can also be expected in Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and the Western Bahamas through Wednesday night. Both the GFDL and HWRF models are predicting that TD 16 will dump rains in excess of eight inches along narrow portions of its path in eastern Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.


Figure 2. Forecast precipitation for the 5-day period from 8am today through 8am EDT Sunday, October 3, 2010. Image credit: NOAA Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.

Up to 1,000 feared dead in Mexican landslide
Mexico has taken the brunt of the devastation from the hurricane season of 2010, thanks to the landfalls of this year's two deadliest and most damaging storms, Hurricanes Alex and Karl. But Mexico's worst blow yet hit this morning, when heavy rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Matthew triggered a landslide in Mexico's mountainous Oaxaca state that buried as many as 1,000 people in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, a town of 9,000. Rescuers have not reached the area yet, but hundreds are feared dead in the 300 homes that were buried by the early morning landslide. Matthew hit Belize on Saturday as a minimal tropical storm with 40 mph winds, and dissipated Sunday over southern Mexico. However, Matthew's remains stalled out over the region of Mexico that had already received torrential rains from Hurricane Karl, which hit on September 18. Satellite estimates of Matthew's rains over southern Mexico (Figure 3) show that a foot of rain may have fallen in the landslide area. Matthew's remains still linger over the region, but are probably only capable of bringing 1 - 2 inches of additional rain through Thursday.


Figure 3. Satellite-estimated rainfall for the five-day period ending at 8pm EDT Monday September 27, 2010. The dark green colors show where rainfall amounts of 300 mm (about 12 inches) fell, due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Matthew. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

Elsewhere in the tropics
Once TD 16 moves out of the Caribbean, the GFS model predicts that the Western Caribbean will "reload" and produce another tropical disturbance capable of developing into a tropical depression early next week. The GFS also predicts a tropical or subtropical storm will form over the Bahamas late this week, and move north-northeast along the U.S. East Coast, missing hitting land. The NOGAPS model hints at the Bahamas storm, and also predicts development of a tropical wave a few hundred miles northeast of the Lesser Antilles Islands, about a week from now.

Hottest day in Los Angeles history
The mercury hit a blistering 113°F (45.0°C) at 12:15 pm PDT yesterday in downtown Los Angeles, making it the hottest day in Los Angeles history. It may have gotten hotter, but the thermometer broke shortly after the record high was set. The previous record in Los Angeles was 112°F set on June 26, 1990; records go back to 1877. Nearby Long Beach tied its hottest all-time temperature yesterday, with a scorching 111°F. And Christopher C. Burt, our new featured blogger on weather records, pointed out to me that a station in the foothills at 1260' elevation near Beverly Hills owned by the Los Angeles Fire Department hit 119°F yesterday--the hottest temperature ever measured in the Los Angeles area, tying the 119°F reading from Woodland Hills on July 22, 2006. Yesterday's record heat was caused by an unusually large and intense upper-level high pressure system centered over Nevada that generated winds blowing from the land to the ocean, keeping the ocean from exerting its usual cooling influence. Remarkably, Los Angeles had its second coldest summer on record this year, and temperatures just five days ago were some the coldest September temperatures in the region for the past 50 years.

The remarkable summer of 2010
Wunderground is pleased to welcome a new featured blogger--weather historian Christopher C. Burt. Chris is a leading expert in the U.S. on weather records, and is author of the world's most popular weather records book published to date, Extreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book. He's spent a lifetime collaborating with like-minded individuals from around the world, and no one--including official sources such as the National Climatic Data Center and the National Extremes Committee--has done as thorough a job correlating the various weather records available and determining the most accurate extreme values of such. Each month he'll be reporting on the notable records for heat, cold, and precipitation set world-wide, and his first post takes a look at the remarkable summer of 2010. It's great to have someone like Chris who stays on top of weather extremes, and I hope you'll pay a visit to his blog and welcome him to the wunderground site!

"Hurricane Haven" airing this afternoon
My live Internet radio show, "Hurricane Haven", will be airing again today at 4pm EDT. The call in number is 415-983-2634, or you can post a question to broadcast@wunderground.com. Be sure to include "Hurricane Haven question" in the subject line.

Today's show will be about 30 minutes, and you can tune in at http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/wubroadcast.h tml. The show will be recorded and stored as a podcast.

I'll have updates as the situation with TD 16 requires.

Jeff Masters

Alone again, naturally (ftogrf)
Lonely Seagull, as a storm associated with TD 16 is approaching.
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Are the S FL kiddies in school or did they get the day off?
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Schools closed and children happy.
Serious situations happening across the island. Reports of bridges washed out, landslides, flooding.

Rain still coming down.

Kingston 8, Jamaica
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2282. shawn26
It might just be my eyes, but it lloks to me like there is some circulation at 82W/17N.
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Gotta run. Just completed a Tropical Update on TD16
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Quoting WxLogic:


Not SE but S of the previous position:

LATITUDE 22.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.4 WEST


good call earlier this morning on that one.
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Quoting kmanhurricaneman:
morning all, my bb woke me this morning with a message from news 27 that schools are supposed to open this am , they gotta be kidding right? i mean my kids are all adults now but how in the name of jesus can thay allow kids out in this weather, hey kman whats your wind speed it seems all the others are down must be power failure.


Right now the wind is 22 mph out of the SSW. Pressure 997 mbs and rising slowly.

Daybreak just said they have NO information about schools so supposedly they are open. The weather is worse today than yesterday. Go figure.
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Hey, just curious, I know the NHC reviews each storm, and can upgrade post season, can they do the reverse, and downgrade a system. Just thinking TD 16 would be a prime candidate for this type of action; let's face it, this is a very big broad area of disturbed weather that never got it's act together. Lots of rain, a tad of wind, and I use wind generously. Anyhow, just wondering?
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With what we are seeing in the NW Caribbean perhaps this is the what GFS model was seeing the last few days as "spitting out systems moving northward, while organizing another one back in the NW Caribbean"
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2274. WxLogic
Quoting MahFL:
So the new center is to the SE......doom ?


Not SE but S of the previous position:

LATITUDE 22.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.4 WEST
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2273. 7544
sammy you are right it still has 12 hours more over the open waters the worse is yet to come for so fla look at the high to the east the front to the west theres that path and all the moisture to the south is getting block by the high to the east and will stram north over so fla latter on tonight so it could just get named as u said the center is further south now latter
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Met Service of Jamaica

NEWS RELEASE
September 29, 2010 – 5:00 a.m.

*** FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIXTEEN EMERGING OVER THE FLORIDA STRAITS***


The Meteorological Service continues the Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of all parishes until 5:00 p.m. today.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely. Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.


At 4:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Depression #16 was located near latitude 23.3 degrees north and longitude 84.4 degrees west, just north of Havana or about 160 kilometres south of Marathon Florida.

The Depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 22 km/h. a motion to the north-northeast accompanied by a gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next 24 to 36 hours. On this forecast track, the centre of the tropical cyclone will move over the Florida straits later this morning and be near or over southeastern Florida by this evening.

Maximum sustained winds are near 55 km/h, with higher gusts. Reports from an air force reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate surface winds are very near tropical storm strength about midway between the Florida Keys and Cuba. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and the Depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today before merging with a frontal zone on Thursday.


The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system



The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.
pef
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2271. MahFL
So the new center is to the SE......doom ?
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2269. Grothar
Quoting sammywammybamy:


Grothar i think the center is just south of cuba. It seems to be organizing a little.


From the 8AM Advisory from the NHC. The Navy site has almost the identifcal fix on the center.

SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION MAY
BE BECOMING LESS WELL DEFINED AND HAS BEEN RELOCATED OVER CENTRAL
CUBA. AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
SIXTEEN WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.4
WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9
MPH...15 KM/HR. A MOTION TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ACCOMPANIED BY A
GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS.
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morning all, my bb woke me this morning with a message from news 27 that schools are supposed to open this am , they gotta be kidding right? i mean my kids are all adults now but how in the name of jesus can thay allow kids out in this weather, hey kman whats your wind speed it seems all the others are down must be power failure.
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2267. mbjjm
Reports of islandwide flooding and damage in Jamaica.Child washed away, reports of persons trapped by floods, bridges collapsed, roads flooded

live coverage
Nationwide radio
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2266. nash28
I think the flood watch may end up getting extended here...
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yea nash...foul weather gear for sure
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2263. nash28
Morning Press..

You got your galoshes ready?
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Station FBIS1 - Folly Island, SC
September 29, 2010 7:00 am EDT
Location: 32.685N 79.888W
Wind Direction: S (170°)
Wind Speed: 9.9 knots
Wind Gust: 11.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.74 in (1007.1mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.01 in (+0.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 78.3°F (25.7°C)
Dew Point: 67.5°F (19.7°C)

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2261. WxLogic
Quoting IKE:
5:00 AM EDT Wed Sep 29
Location: 23.3°N 81.4°W
Max sustained: 35 mph
Moving: NNE at 14 mph
Min pressure: 997 mb
........................................

...DISORGANIZED DEPRESSION BRINGING HEAVY RAINS TO SOUTHEAST FLORIDA...THE BAHAMAS...EASTERN CUBA...AND JAMAICA...CENTER RELOCATED...
8:00 AM EDT Wed Sep 29
Location: 22.6°N 81.4°W
Max sustained: 35 mph
Moving: NNE at 9 mph
Min pressure: 996 mb


Noticed they relocated the center a bit (0.7N) further S.
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Folly Beach, SC pier cam
Link
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Quoting nash28:
Stay safe Kman.


Hi Nash

Man, its like night outside with the wind gusting in the 30s and torrents of rain from time to time. Pressure coming up a bit now to 997.4 and rising but I think the NHC will need to circle the NW Caribbean again shortly.
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2258. IKE
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION MAY
BE BECOMING LESS WELL DEFINED AND HAS BEEN RELOCATED OVER CENTRAL
CUBA.
AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
SIXTEEN WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.4
WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9
MPH...15 KM/HR. A MOTION TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ACCOMPANIED BY A
GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION
WILL MOVE OVER THE FLORIDA STRAITS LATER THIS MORNING...AND BE NEAR
OR OVER SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA BY THIS EVENING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND
THE DEPRESSION COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY...BEFORE
MERGING WITH A FRONTAL ZONE TONIGHT OR THURSDAY.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON SURFACE REPORTS FROM CUBA IS
996 MB...29.41 INCHES.
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cyclones feed off that gulf stream who ever make the call on schools for s florida might have to be acc/ for.
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2256. surfmom
Thanks Kman - I appreciate your answer - if I was savvy enough I'd write the e-mail - but I don't have the techno vocab words....I also wasn't sure if the discrepancy was enough to matter.... if any one does tap a note w/query I would LOVE to read the answer!!!!

Ahhhh - Jamaica, Jamaica -- be safe folks -- hope my favorite bean plants are doing okay with this -- love my special Jamaica coffee

Kman -"The surface map I posted last night made no sense at all and I have no explanation for it. I had always assumed the isobars were based upon actual surface data but again the pressure distribution we saw did not match mulitple data sets we knew to be correct.

The discrepancy was more than just negligeble. There is a huge difference between 1004 and 997 mbs. Maybe someone should send an email querying this."
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2255. IKE
5:00 AM EDT Wed Sep 29
Location: 23.3°N 81.4°W
Max sustained: 35 mph
Moving: NNE at 14 mph
Min pressure: 997 mb
........................................

...DISORGANIZED DEPRESSION BRINGING HEAVY RAINS TO SOUTHEAST FLORIDA...THE BAHAMAS...EASTERN CUBA...AND JAMAICA...CENTER RELOCATED...
8:00 AM EDT Wed Sep 29
Location: 22.6°N 81.4°W
Max sustained: 35 mph
Moving: NNE at 9 mph
Min pressure: 996 mb
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Quoting Saltydogbwi1:


I live in spotts was up late and about 1:45am saw a big flash to the east dunno if it was lightning or a transformer going had a power spike our UPS started beeping at the exact moment of the flash didnt hear thunder and no other lightning at the time.
Ddont know if what I saw added to the problem of your power outage.
I don't think so because we are powered by the Frank Sound sub-station although it did come on around 2:00 for about 5 minutes. Boy, it is still coming down like crazy.
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Also getting reports from the tv of a waterspout or tornado like event in Westmoreland.
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2251. nash28
Stay safe Kman.
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2250. Grothar
Navy site is interesting. It shows the convection building quite fast around the center.

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Damage and flooding is being reported people trapped and 3 bridges have collapsed.
Link
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2248. srada
Quoting nash28:


Morning Srada. Yeah, it's gonna be an ugly couple of days for coastal SC/NC. They are calling for upwards of 9 inches of rain here in the Charleston area. That's way too much water after the rain we had a couple of days ago.


It definetly is! Stay safe in Charleston!
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Quoting stormwatcherCI:
Good morning everyone. Well, still coming down in buckets and gusty winds. Power went off in East End last night around 10:00 and just came back on about 15 minutes ago. Looks like another nasty day.


I live in spotts was up late and about 1:45am saw a big flash to the east dunno if it was lightning or a transformer going had a power spike our UPS started beeping at the exact moment of the flash didnt hear thunder and no other lightning at the time.
Ddont know if what I saw added to the problem of your power outage.
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Serious lightning here now. Getting off the computer for a bit.
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Quoting surfmom:
NW CARIB - AHA!!!!! -Kman - got my attention 1,2,3
this AM

Still curious about the measurement discrepancies you mentioned last night - Yes, I woke up with that on my mind - is it a matter of calibration & when maps are shown w/ wrong inform -- does that only affect the amateur - are there repercussions or was the difference too small to matter
(Only if you have time)


Good morning. Tough one to answer. I do know this though, my barometer and the one at the airport read the same. This morning, several of us have similar readings and the buoy at Little Cayman also has a 996 reading.

The surface map I posted last night made no sense at all and I have no explanation for it. I had always assumed the isobars were based upon actual surface data but again the pressure distribution we saw did not match mulitple data sets we knew to be correct.

The discrepancy was more than just negligeble. There is a huge difference between 1004 and 997 mbs. Maybe someone should send an email querying this.
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2244. A4Guy
Quoting kmanislander:
Wind in the 30s now. Just saw 36 mph


Certainly looks like whatever is being left behind in the Carib is worse than what's coming out across the FL Straits!
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Quoting kmanislander:
Wind in the 30s now. Just saw 36 mph


Looks like you may have another surface low to your southwest.

Bouy 42057
Wind Direction (WDIR): SSW ( 210 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 27.2 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 35.0 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 12.1 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 8 sec
Average Period (APD): 6.5 sec
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.55 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.00 in ( Steady )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 83.7 °F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 84.9 °F
Dew Point (DEWP): 75.4 °F
Heat Index (HEAT): 91.8 °F

Bouy 42056
Wind Direction (WDIR): NNW ( 330 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 15.5 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 17.5 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 4.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 6 sec
Average Period (APD): 4.7 sec
Mean Wave Direction (MWD): NNE ( 28 deg true )
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.48 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.01 in ( Rising )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 83.3 °F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 85.3 °F
Dew Point (DEWP): 76.3 °F
Heat Index (HEAT): 91.9 °F
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Quoting WxLogic:
One thing is for sure... Jamaica is getting owned.

Everything is closed today all schools and I imagine businesses too.
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2240. JRRP
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2239. robj144
Quoting TampaSpin:
On one serious note for those East Coast Florida people. Still take this serious as you still could loose power from down lines. I know in Tampa i lost power for 4 freaking days in 2004 from downgraded Hurricanes that was slight stronger than this. Lose of power is no fun for that extended period of time. TRUST ME!


We won't loose power... it's on pretty tight here. Just kidding. :)
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2238. augfan
Quoting TampaSpin:
On one serious note for those East Coast Florida people. Still take this serious as you still could loose power from down lines. I know in Tampa i lost power for 4 freaking days in 2004 from downgraded Hurricanes that was slight stronger than this. Lose of power is no fun for that extended period of time. TRUST ME!


It's the trees. If they don't fall, shouldn't be much of a outage problem. Lots of trees, pines mostly, have been removed since Floyd and especially Frances which really nailed us. Still, everybody should have a gen big enough to run a frig -about 1500 watts starting needed for the capacitor.
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2237. Patrap
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2236. nash28
Quoting srada:
Good Morning

Just saw Bill Reed on TWC and he said that TD16 will strength to TS strength after exiting Florida..the Carolinas are looking at real bad conditions for the next couple of days..Its pouring here in wilmington from the first low pressure and now we are going to get smack with a TS right behind it..Flash Flood Warning already issue here..12 inches of rain so far since Monday


Morning Srada. Yeah, it's gonna be an ugly couple of days for coastal SC/NC. They are calling for upwards of 9 inches of rain here in the Charleston area. That's way too much water after the rain we had a couple of days ago.
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2235. surfmom
2218 - love those Aerial pics CAT5 : )
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