Gordon Moving Quickly Across Eastern Gulf Of Mexico
06 September, 2018, 08:15 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
Meteorologists were also tracking Tropical Storm Florence Monday, which was moving west with sustained winds of almost 70 mph about 1,400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles islands.
Forecasters have also issued a storm surge watch from west of Shell Beach, LA, to the mouth of the Mississippi River, and from east of the Mississippi-Alabama border to Navarre, FL.
Tropical storm and storm surge warnings were in effect along a long stretch of the central Gulf Coast from Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain, to the Alabama-Florida border.
Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour with higher gusts.
Tropical storm warnings are coming for parts of south Florida and the Keys, the NHC said, in a 9 a.m. special advisory.
"The biggest impact to our state will be heavy rain, but in Florida, we know how quickly weather can change", Gov. Scott said. The National Hurricane Center predicted a "life-threatening" storm surge of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 metres) along parts of the central Gulf Coast. The National HurricaneCenter said Gordon's tight core was about 75 miles (125 kilometres) southeast of Biloxi, Mississippi, or about 70 miles (115 kilometres) south of Mobile, Alabama, where heavy rains and winds picked up shortly before nightfall. The exception to this statement may be immediately near the Emerald Coast from Destin to Pensacola, where tropical storm force winds and heavy rain is still a possibility.
Escambia county received 10 calls overnight for downed trees in roadways, along with multiple reports of arcing power lines as the storm blew through with peak gusts of 61 miles per hour (98 kph).
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Two tropical storms that formed in the Atlantic over the weekend pose no threat to the Cayman Islands, according to local weather experts.
At 5 p.m., the disturbance was centered near latitude 22.7 North, longitude 77.3 West or about 275 east-south-east of Marathon, Florida.
Conditions should improve along the coast during the day Wednesday, while heavy rain expands inland through western MS, northeast Louisiana, and southeast Arkansas. Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected to continue through Tuesday as the storm intensified but moved away from central Florida, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Dustin Norman.
Gordon was generating winds of 80 km/h on Monday as it steamed west-northwest at 27 km/h, the National Hurricane Centre said.
A flash flood watch is in effect starting about noon Tuesday and ending about midnight Wednesday, the NWS says.
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Mr Abe said his Government had set up a command centre to coordinate relief and rescue and said saving lives was the top priority. The US Geological Survey said it had struck around 68 km (42 miles) south-east of Sapporo, Hokkaido's main city.
It predicts rising waters of 3 to 5 feet in an area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana to Dauphin Island, Alabama. The city expects to feel the storm's impact beginning late Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday , she said.
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