|TS Hermine Courtesy NHC Interactive|
- NHC issuing advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane GASTON and TS HERMINE
- CPHC issuing advisories for the Central Pacific on MADELINE and LESTER
- NHC director Rick Knabb will provide a live update on Hermine at 2:30pm EDT. Watch it live here or on Twitter.
Tropical Storm HERMINE
According to Hurricane Hunter reports, the extent of tropical-storm-force winds has increased significantly in the eastern semicircle. This has prompted extended tropical storm warnings for Florida and the east coast of the United States.
One of the largest threats from tropical cyclones is Storm Surge. During Hurricane Preparedness Week, we wrote about this and all threats in our mini series. 2016 Hurricane Preparedness - Storm Surge
As of this initial posting, the cruise lines have not made any itinerary changes, but they will undoubtedly be keeping a watchful eye on the storm as it develops.
Full coverage of this, and all tropical storms, can be found on our Hurricane Zone page. There are RSS feeds from the National Hurricane Center posted there giving you up to the minute information. For storms that impact cruises, we will bring you information on those details as well. Please bookmark that page for further reference during the Hurricane Season which runs now through November 30th.
|Tropical Storm HERMINE||
1200 PM CDT THU SEP 01 2016 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING EXTENDED SOUTHWARD ALONG
FLORIDA GULF AND ATLANTIC COASTS...
...LIFE-THREATENING SURGE AND FLOODING RAINS EXPECTED...
NEAR 70 mph (110 km/h)... WITH HIGHER GUSTS
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Suwannee River to Mexico Beach A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * Anclote River to Suwannee River * West of Mexico Beach to the Walton/Bay County line A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Englewood to Suwannee River * West of Mexico Beach to the Walton/Bay County line * Flagler/Volusia County line to Surf City A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * North of Surf City to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound
No Cruise Ship Impact Reported
Storm Archive Graphics Archive
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24 TO 36 HOURS.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the warning area beginning tonight. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength by this afternoon, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin within the warning area along the Atlantic coast on Friday, and spread northward through Friday evening. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area by Friday night and Saturday. STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. There is a danger of life-threatening inundation within the next 12 to 24 hours along the Gulf coast of Florida from Indian Pass to Longboat Key. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the Prototype National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic. Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water. Promptly follow any instructions, including evacuation orders, from local officials. The water could reach the following heights above ground if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... Destin to Indian Pass...1 to 3 feet Indian Pass to Ochlockonee River...4 to 7 feet Ochlockonee River to Keaton Beach...5 to 8 feet Keaton Beach to Chassahowitzka...4 to 7 feet Chassahowitzka to Longboat Key...including Tampa Bay...2 to 4 feet Longboat Key to Bonita Beach...1 to 3 feet Florida-Georgia line to Cape Fear...1 to 3 feet The Prototype National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic is a depiction of areas that would qualify for inclusion under a storm surge watch or warning currently under development by the National Weather Service and planned for operational use in 2017. This prototype graphic is available at www.hurricanes.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?wsurge RAINFALL: Hermine is expected to produce storm total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches over portions of northwest Florida and southern Georgia through Friday, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches. On Friday and Saturday, Hermine is expected to produce totals of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches possible across portions of eastern Georgia, South Carolina, and eastern North Carolina through Saturday. These rains may cause life-threatening flash flooding. TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible this afternoon into Friday morning over north Florida and southeast Georgia. The tornado risk will continue across the eastern Carolinas from Friday morning into Friday night.Historical Notes:
500 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016 ...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE FLORIDA STRAITS... ...EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO...
500 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2016 ...DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM BY TUESDAY...
1000 AM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016 ...TORRENTIAL RAINS CONTINUE OVER WESTERN CUBA... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH LIKELY TO BE ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE FLORIDA GULF COAST LATER TODAY...
400 PM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016 ...HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WATCHES ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF FLORIDA GULF COAST...
400 AM CDT WED AUG 31 2016 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...
100 PM CDT WED AUG 31 2016 ...NOAA HURRICANE HUNTERS FIND THAT THE DEPRESSION HAS STRENGTHENED INTO A TROPICAL STORM...
700 PM CDT WED AUG 31 2016 ...HERMINE STRENGTHENS SOME WHILE IT HEADS TOWARD THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...
1000 AM CDT THU SEP 01 2016 ...HERMINE HEADING FOR THE NORTH FLORIDA GULF COAST... ...LIFE-THREATENING SURGE AND FLOODING RAINS EXPECTED...