UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew – 2016 (3:45 AM EDT, September 30)

Hurricane Matthew Information September 30 at 3:45 AM EDT:  This storm has quickly strengthened to Category 2 levels and will continue to strengthen to a Major Hurricane of at least Category 3 (core winds of at least 111 MPH).  The storm is currently located in the central Caribbean and most official multi-agency tracking models are showing an abrupt turn to the north sometime on Saturday, October 01, with movement across southeastern Cuba and into the southern Bahamas by early this coming week. Future tracking models, from most official agencies, are placing this Hurricane some distance off the eastern Florida coast by mid week and then are showing it interacting with much of the US East Coast.  While it is still too early to make a more precise forecast, the National Hurricane Center in Miami is also suggesting that all persons in Florida and the  US East Coast be monitoring official agency advisories.  Any slight movement farther west over the next few days will involve more US coastline.
Please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center for official advisories.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Named Storm Matthew – 2016

Tropical Storm Matthew formed near the Windward Islands from a tropical low pressure wave. This storm is currently somewhat unpredictable due to a potential interaction with a cold front and low pressure area that is moving off the US Southeast coast.  However, we are suggesting that all persons along the Gulf Coast, all of Florida and the East Coast of the US monitor the progress of this storm for safety reasons and early planning.   We are monitoring it’s progress and will post updates as necessary.

UPDATE September 29: The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Matthew to Hurricane status. Multi Agency tracking projections are hinting that the low pressure area that is moving off the US East Coast will steer this system northerly and then northeast. However, the timing of this interaction is critical and we are still suggesting that everyone along the Gulf and East Coasts of the US monitor this Hurricane through the National Hurricane Center website URL below –

Please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center for official advisories.
 
 
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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”
 
 
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama
 
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Named Storm Lisa – 2016

Tropical Storm Lisa developed from Tropical Depression 13 in the east central Atlantic.  This storm will be encountering some unfavorable conditions over the next 4 days and may weaken back to a depression level.  This storm will be directed northerly and then northeasterly back out to sea within 6 days. Since Tropical Storm Lisa will not be a threat to the coastal US, this will be our only mention of this storm. IF an unexpected track change occurs, we may post an update.

Please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center for official advisories.
 
 
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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”
 
 
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama
 
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Named Storm Karl – 2016

Tropical Storm Karl formed in the central Atlantic from a strong low pressure area (Tropical Depression Twelve.)  Karl is moving west  at 15 MPH and will most likely be located north of the Leeward Islands by mid week. The system is encountering some upper level shear and some drier air to it’s north which is lessening the chances of immediate intensification. However, by mid week, this system will be in a more favorable environment and could reach hurricane strength.  Even though it is very early in this storm’s formation, we are suggesting that everyone from South Florida to New England along the US East Coast monitor the progress of this storm.  We are monitoring this Tropical system and will add details to this unofficial advisory if the storm threatens the coastal US.

Please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center for official advisories.
 
 
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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”
 
 
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama
 
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Named Storm Julia – 2016

Tropical Storm Julia formed in south central Florida from a tropical origin low pressure system. This storm will be producing heavy rain throughout northern Florida, far southeastern Alabama and southern Georgia for today and into Thursday. Persons on the Atlantic coast of the southeastern US and deep south should be monitoring local media broadcasts for official advisories. Lowland flooding, gusty winds, heavy rain, coastal rip currents and some tornadoes may be expected with this tropical system.
Please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center for official advisories.
 
 
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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”
 
 
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama
 
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Named Storm Ian – 2016

Tropical Storm Ian developed in the central Atlantic from a tropical low pressure area. This storm is running into very dry air and upper level shear that will not only keep it at a low intensity, but will push the storm north and finally northeast away from US coastal areas.
 
This will be our only mention of Named Storm Ian.
 
Please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center for official advisories.
 
 
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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”
 
 
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama
 
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