News Alert: GOHSEP Tropical Weather Outlook
Posted: 8/30/2016 3:03:31 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center

Situational Awareness Report

30 August 2016

As of 2:30 pm

 

WebEOC Incident: “16-020 Invest 99 — Statewide — August 2016

 

 

Tropical Weather Outlook: The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring a tropical disturbance, two (2) tropical depressions and Hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico region. Please stay tuned to the National Hurricane Center and your Local National Weather Service Office for the latest updates.

 


 

Hurricane Gaston:  The eye of Hurricane Gaston was located near latitude 32.2 North, longitude 52.9 West. Gaston is moving toward the east-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this general motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts.   Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 968 mb. (28.59 inches).

 

 

Tropical Depression 8: The center of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 34.2 North, longitude 75.3 West.  The depression is nearly stationary at this time.  A slow motion toward the north is expected later today, and a turn toward the northeast is forecast onWednesday.  On the forecast track, the center of the depression will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina this evening. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.  Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression could become a tropical storm by tonight. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 mb (29.86 inches).

 

Tropical Depression 9: The center of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 24.0 North, longitude 87.2 West.  The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the northwest is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest tonight.  A turn toward the north-northeast is expected on Wednesday.  On the forecast track, the center of the depression will continue to move slowly away from western Cuba, and move over the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm today. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

 

Disturbance 1: A weak area of low pressure, associated with a tropical wave, is located over the far eastern Atlantic near the Cabo Verde Islands.  Environmental conditions are expected to become a little more favorable for some gradual development of this system late this week while it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours... Low...0 percent

* Formation chance through 5 days... Medium...40 percent

 

 

For more information on the Tropical Weather Outlook, visit: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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