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Spawn of Isaac Moves into the Gulf

Posted: 09/06/2012 - A remnant of Hurricane Isaac, drawn back to the Gulf of Mexico after an odyssey through the Midwest, hovered Wednesday off the Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Isaac Video Blog

Updated: 06/09/2014 - Tropical Storm Isaac is now in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to churn toward the northern Gulf Coast.

Walton County Prepares

Updated: 08/28/2012 - As Isaac continues to track farther to the west, Walton County's status has been dropped from a hurricane watch to a tropical storm warning. The Walton County Sheriff's Emergency Operations Center is currently operating at a level one.

Hurlburt Field - Hurricane Condition 3

Posted: 08/26/2012 - Because of Tropical Storm Isaac Hurlburt Field ecacuated a majority of its planes out of the area and send thgem to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark

Panama City Westward Remains Under Hurricane Watch

Posted: 08/26/2012 - The official National Hurricane Center forecast track has shifted westward in the last 18 hours, with a focus more on the Western Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana coasts.

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  • Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

    000
    ABNT20 KNHC 011801
    TWOAT

    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    200 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

    For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

    The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
    Storm Bertha located just east of the Lesser Antilles.

    Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

    &&
    Public Advisories on Tropical Storm Bertha are issued under WMO
    header WTNT33 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPAT3.
    Forecast/Advisories are issued under WMO header WTNT23 KNHC and
    under AWIPS header MIATCMAT3.

    $$
    Forecaster Beven

  • Summary for Tropical Storm BERTHA (AT3/AL032014)
    ...CENTER OF BERTHA PASSING NEAR THE NORTHERN END OF MARTINIQUE... ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS... As of 5:00 PM AST Fri Aug 1 the center of BERTHA was located near 14.9, -61.2 with movement WNW at 24 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1007 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph.
  • Tropical Storm BERTHA Public Advisory Number 4
    Issued at 500 PM AST FRI AUG 01 2014
    
    000
    WTNT33 KNHC 012048
    TCPAT3
    
    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER   4
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL032014
    500 PM AST FRI AUG 01 2014
    
    ...CENTER OF BERTHA PASSING NEAR THE NORTHERN END OF MARTINIQUE...
    ...TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS AND THE
    TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS...
    
    
    SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...14.9N 61.2W
    ABOUT 20 MI...30 KM NW OF FORT DE FRANCE MARTINIQUE
    ABOUT 405 MI...650 KM SE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 24 MPH...39 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES
    
    
    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
    
    THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR
    THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ACKLINS...CROOKED ISLAND...
    LONG CAY...THE INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...AND THE RAGGED ISLANDS...AS
    WELL AS FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
    
    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * DOMINICA
    * MARTINIQUE
    * PUERTO RICO
    * VIEQUES
    * CULEBRA
    * U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
    * BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO FRANCES VIEJO TO
    ISLA SAONA
    * THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ACKLINS...CROOKED
    ISLAND...LONG CAY...THE INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...AND THE RAGGED ISLANDS
    * THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN
    THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
    
    INTERESTS ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND
    HISPANIOLA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
    
    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
    THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
    METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
    
    
    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 61.2 WEST. BERTHA IS
    MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 24 MPH...39 KM/H...AND THIS
    GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
    ON THE FORECAST TRACK...BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE AWAY FROM
    MARTINIQUE INTO THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA DURING THE NEXT
    SEVERAL HOURS...PASS NEAR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ON
    SATURDAY...PASS NEAR OR OVER THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    SATURDAY NIGHT...AND APPROACH THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS
    AND CAICOS ISLANDS ON SUNDAY.
    
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS.  BERTHA REMAINS IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS NOT FAVORABLE FOR
    STRENGTHENING...AND LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE
    NEXT 48 HOURS.
    
    TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM
    MAINLY TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER.  A FRENCH WEATHER STATION ON
    LA DESIRADE ISLAND NEAR GUADELOUPE RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS
    OF 35 MPH...56 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 52 MPH...84 KM/H.
    
    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.
    
    
    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ACROSS PORTIONS OF
    THE SOUTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS IN THE WARNING AREA...MAKING OUTSIDE
    PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    POSSIBLE ON GUADELOUPE DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.  TROPICAL
    STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
    ON SATURDAY.  WIND GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE COULD OCCUR IN
    SQUALLS OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.
    
    RAINFALL...BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO
    3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF
    THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...AS WELL AS THE U. S. AND BRITISH VIRGIN
    ISLANDS. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
    TOTALS OF 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PUERTO RICO...WITH THE
    HEAVIEST TOTALS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE ISLAND.
    
    
    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 PM AST.
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM AST.
    
    $$
    FORECASTER BEVEN
    
    
    
  • Tropical Storm BERTHA Forecast Advisory Number 4
    Issued at 2100 UTC FRI AUG 01 2014
    
    000
    WTNT23 KNHC 012048
    TCMAT3
    
    TROPICAL STORM BERTHA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER   4
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL032014
    2100 UTC FRI AUG 01 2014
    
    CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...
    
    THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR
    THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ACKLINS...CROOKED ISLAND...
    LONG CAY...THE INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...AND THE RAGGED ISLANDS...AS
    WELL AS FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
    
    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * DOMINICA
    * MARTINIQUE
    * PUERTO RICO
    * VIEQUES
    * CULEBRA
    * U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
    * BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO FRANCES VIEJO TO
    ISLA SAONA
    * THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ACKLINS...CROOKED
    ISLAND...LONG CAY...THE INAGUAS...MAYAGUANA...AND THE RAGGED ISLANDS
    * THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN
    THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
    
    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
    
    INTERESTS ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND
    HISPANIOLA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
    
    TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 14.9N  61.2W AT 01/2100Z
    POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  20 NM
    
    PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 290 DEGREES AT  21 KT
    
    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1007 MB
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  45 KT WITH GUSTS TO  55 KT.
    34 KT.......100NE  40SE   0SW  40NW.
    12 FT SEAS..180NE  90SE   0SW  60NW.
    WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
    MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.
    
    REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 14.9N  61.2W AT 01/2100Z
    AT 01/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 14.5N  60.3W
    
    FORECAST VALID 02/0600Z 16.0N  63.8W
    MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
    34 KT...100NE  40SE   0SW  40NW.
    
    FORECAST VALID 02/1800Z 17.8N  66.9W
    MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
    34 KT...100NE  40SE   0SW  40NW.
    
    FORECAST VALID 03/0600Z 19.9N  69.6W
    MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
    34 KT...100NE  40SE   0SW  40NW.
    
    FORECAST VALID 03/1800Z 22.4N  72.0W
    MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
    34 KT...100NE  40SE   0SW  50NW.
    
    FORECAST VALID 04/1800Z 27.5N  74.0W
    MAX WIND  50 KT...GUSTS  60 KT.
    50 KT... 30NE   0SE   0SW   0NW.
    34 KT...100NE  70SE  40SW  40NW.
    
    EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 150 NM
    ON DAY 4 AND 200 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY
    
    OUTLOOK VALID 05/1800Z 33.5N  71.0W
    MAX WIND  55 KT...GUSTS  65 KT.
    
    OUTLOOK VALID 06/1800Z 38.5N  62.0W
    MAX WIND  60 KT...GUSTS  75 KT.
    
    REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 14.9N  61.2W
    
    NEXT ADVISORY AT 02/0300Z
    
    $$
    FORECASTER BEVEN
    
    
    
    
  • Tropical Storm BERTHA Forecast Discussion Number 4
    Issued at 500 PM AST FRI AUG 01 2014
    
    000
    WTNT43 KNHC 012048
    TCDAT3
    
    TROPICAL STORM BERTHA DISCUSSION NUMBER   4
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL032014
    500 PM AST FRI AUG 01 2014
    
    Earlier observations from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter
    aircraft and recent surface observations from Martinique indicate
    that Bertha still has a closed circulation, although the area of
    westerly winds south of the center is rather small.  The aircraft-
    reported pressures were 1006-1007 mb, and the Martinique data
    suggests a current central pressure of 1007 mb.  Based on this and
    the aircraft wind data, the initial intensity remains 45 kt.  New
    convection is currently developing in this bands near the center,
    with a more solid area of convection farther east.
    
    The initial motion is now 290/21.  Bertha continues to be steered
    west-northwestward by the flow around the Atlantic subtropical ridge
    and this should continue for the next 36-48 hours.  After that time,
    the cyclone is expected to turn northward into a break in the ridge
    caused by a deep-layer trough over the eastern United States.  This
    motion should be followed by recurvature into the westerlies over
    the Atlantic between Bermuda and New England, and then by a
    northeastward motion over the open North Atlantic.  While the track
    guidance has nudged a little to the left since 6 hours ago, it
    remains in good agreement with this scenario.  The new forecast
    track is therefore tweaked just a little to the left of the previous
    track, and it is a little faster than the previous track after
    recurvature.
    
    Bertha continues to experience about 15 kt of southwesterly vertical
    wind shear, and a combination of water vapor imagery and microwave
    total precipitable water shows abundant dry air near the storm.  The
    forecast track calls for Bertha to interact with one or two upper-
    level troughs during the next 48 hours or so, which should cause
    some shear and dry air entrainment to continue.  This, combined with
    the current lack of organization, suggests little change in strength
    should occur during that time.  This part of the new intensity
    forecast is unchanged from the previous forecast. Subsequently,
    Bertha is expected to move into an environment of less shear and
    greater moisture.  The intensity guidance responds to this by
    forecasting significant intensification, with several models showing
    Bertha becoming a hurricane during recurvature.  Based on this, the
    latter part of the intensity forecast is nudged upward from the
    previous forecast, although it is still weaker than most of the
    guidance.  An alternative scenario remains possible: that a
    combination of shear, dry air entrainment, and land interaction
    causes Bertha to degenerate to a tropical wave during the next 48
    hours, followed by possible regeneration in the 72-120 hours when
    the system reaches the more favorable environment.
    
    
    FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
    
    INIT  01/2100Z 14.9N  61.2W   45 KT  50 MPH
     12H  02/0600Z 16.0N  63.8W   45 KT  50 MPH
     24H  02/1800Z 17.8N  66.9W   45 KT  50 MPH
     36H  03/0600Z 19.9N  69.6W   45 KT  50 MPH
     48H  03/1800Z 22.4N  72.0W   45 KT  50 MPH
     72H  04/1800Z 27.5N  74.0W   50 KT  60 MPH
     96H  05/1800Z 33.5N  71.0W   55 KT  65 MPH
    120H  06/1800Z 38.5N  62.0W   60 KT  70 MPH
    
    $$
    Forecaster Beven
    
    
    

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