September 06, 2005

TD #16 soon to be TS Ophelia off Florida

Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued from Jupiter Inlet to Titusville in Florida. Loosely organized Tropical Depression #16 is (as of 2P ET today) about 180 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, with max sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. The depression is stationary, but expected to begin a slow northwestward motion later today.

The National Hurricane Center expects it to become a tropical storm sometime tonight and to begin to bring rains to Florida's east coast sometime tomorrow.

Forecast tracks show TD#16 moving northwesterly along the Florida east coast, making landfall as a tropical storm sometime Saturday near St. Augustine, FL.

Posted by mhking at September 6, 2005 04:15 PM | TrackBack

"Teh depression is stationary..."


Posted by: Chris Short at September 6, 2005 07:26 PM

For the rest of my life every tropical storm, tropical depression, and hurricane will seem like a pittiful Katrina wannabe.

Posted by: Samantha at September 6, 2005 08:42 PM
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