Tropical depression track shows major hurricane headed for Florida
Tropical depression track shows major hurricane headed for Florida A tropical depression has formed in the Caribbean, and the National Hurricane Center is forecasting it to move into the Gulf of Mexico and hit the west coast Florida as a hurricane — possibly a major hurricane — by next Wednesday.
The typhoon community’s true conjecture way keeps the tempest well away from the Alabama Inlet Coast, however the track has moved somewhat west today, and forecasters forewarned that there’s a decent lot of vulnerability about the tempest’s final location.
The hurricane center named Tropical Depression Nine Friday morning and said it could intensify to a hurricane by early Monday, when it is forecast to be south of Cuba. It could be a Category 2 hurricane as it nears the south coast of Cuba on Monday night.
Then the gauge way shows the framework – – which will probably get the name Ian – – bending to upper east and into the Inlet of Mexico side of Florida somewhere close to Tampa and Naples on Wednesday.
And it could be a major hurricane by that time with winds up to 115 mph, according to the latest forecast update. A major hurricane is a Category 3 or stronger storm.
It should be noted, however, that the hurricane center said “there is still a healthy amount of uncertainty in the track forecast at the day 4-5 timeframe.”
More track shifts will be likely as the storm evolves and strengthens.
Forecasters said “there is expanded spread in the direction for this part of the track estimate, with day 5 places that range from the eastern Bay to east of the Florida landmass.”
The typhoon community added that the tempest will bring “the potential for critical effects from storm flood, storm force winds, and weighty precipitation” to Florida.
“While it is too soon to determine the exact magnitude and location of these impacts, residents in Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida peninsula should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and closely monitor forecast updates through the weekend,” forecasters said.
The Caribbean will have to face the storm first, and a hurricane watch is in effect for the Cayman Islands. A tropical storm watch is also now in effect for Jamaica.
Forecasters said hurricane conditions are possible in the Cayman Islands by early Monday, with tropical storm conditions possible by late Sunday.
As of 7 p.m. CDT Friday, Tropical Depression Nine was located about 410 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and was tracking to the west-northwest at 15 mph.
The downturn had greatest supported breezes of 35 mph. The typhoon place said sluggish increase will be conceivable today and it could turn into a hurricane this evening or on Saturday.
Then the tempest could increase in strength throughout the end of the week, when conditions for escalation are supposed to improve and the water will be particularly warm. It could turn into a typhoon by early Monday, forecasters said.
Also, the breezes from the tempest could influence all of South Florida, not exactly where the middle makes landfall. This is from a previous head of the typhoon place, Dr. Rick Knabb:
A tempest must have winds of 39 mph to turn into a hurricane and get a name. Hurricane Hermine was named at 4 p.m. CDT and was situated close to west Africa, so the following name on the 2022 tempest list is Ian.
The Public Weather conditions Administration in Portable kept on following the tempest and said it was still too soon to focus in on any possible effects on the Alabama coast.