5/13/18 – Happy Mother’s Day, Rain is Around and First Tropical Weather Outlook of the 2018 Season Issued

Rain has been the dominant weather of the day, granted it did not really kick in until later morning. Hope all of the mothers are enjoying the day and thank you for all you do!

Current radar and satellite depict the abundant shower activity and cloud cover over the southern end of the peninsula. Some of this activity could produce lightning, gusty winds to 45mph, and funnel clouds are possible. Some of the heavier showers could cause localized, minor flooding.

And just a short while ago the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook regarding this system. Regardless of development our main concern will be some heavier showers for the next couple days.

Special Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

340 PM EDT Sun May 13 2018

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

A large area of cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms extending

from western Cuba across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the

Florida Straits, and much of the Florida Peninsula is associated

with a broad surface low and trough interacting with an upper-level

low. This system could acquire some subtropical or tropical

characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern

Gulf of Mexico during the next few days. Regardless of subtropical

or tropical cyclone formation, this system will enhance rainfall

across portions of Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast during

the next few days. For more information on this system, please see

products issued by your local weather office. The next Special

Tropical Weather Outlook on this system will be issued by 11 AM EDT


* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Author: Howard

Love talking about the weather, technology, and family (and not in that order).

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