Potential Tropical Storm Humberto takes aim at Florida

A tropical disturbance is expected to strengthen into a tropical depression on Friday and take aim at Florida's east coast on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto. ContactRelief has issued a Tropical Weather Strategy alert for contact centers.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:18:58 PM +00:00

A disturbance 235 miles southeast of Great Abaco Island is expected to become a tropical depression on Friday.  The forecast track predicts landfall on Florida's east coast on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto. 

ContactRelief Recommendations

ContactRelief is issuing a Tropical Weather Strategy alert for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine (Potential Tropical Storm Humberto).  ContactRelief recommends amplification of contact ahead of the storm through 17:00 EDT Friday (09/12/2019).  At that time or earlier if the storm strengthens, ContactRelief may issue a suspension of contact recommendation.

National Hurricane Center Advisory Friday 5 PM EDT (09/12/2019)

At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 23.7 North, longitude 74.8 West. The system is expected to move toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this motion is forecast to continue during the next 2 days. On this track, the system is anticipated to move across the northwestern Bahamas on Friday, and along or over the east coast of central Florida on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. The disturbance is forecast to become tropical depression or a tropical storm during the next day or so.

Environmental conditions are favorable for a tropical depression or tropical storm to form within the next day or two.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).





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