Sunday, 17 August 2008

Hurricane update - 17 August

Tropical storm Fay is currently south of Cuba, and will move across the island towards Florida. The NHC expects the storm to be close to or at hurricane strength when it reaches the Florida Keys late on Monday. Hurricane local statements are in force from Key West and Miami.

I summarise the watches and warnings currently in force across southern Florida:

A hurricane watch (hurricane conditions possible within the next 36 hours) is in force for the Florida Keys from south of Ocean Reef to Key West, including the Dry Tortugas and Florida Bay; and along mainland Florida from Card Sound Bridge westwards to Bonita Beach.

A tropical storm watch (meaning that tropical storm conditions are possible within the next 36 hours) is in force along the southeast coast from Ocean Reef northward to Jupiter Inlet and for Lake Okeechobee.

These are reviewed every 3 hours, next update due at 0800 EDT. Please follow any advice given by NHC or local government agencies, and review your hurricane preparations NOW.


  1. Thanks for the update...we are watching this one...lot's of relatives in Fl.
    Take care!!

  2. Thanks!  We're sitting here in Tampa watching an waiting...

  3. When Mandy left for work today, she said her head was pounding her from the big rain is definitely heading their way.

    Pooh Hugs,