2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts Today

With two named storms so far this year today marks the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Alex formed in January and Bonnie from last week, the list of the names for the season are as follows:

Colin
Danielle
Earl
Fiona
Gaston
Hermine
Ian
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicole
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tobias
Virginie
Walter

I will tweet some of the more interesting articles I find today, you can find those links at @pompanoweather

 

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2016 Hurricane Season Forecast Summaries

As we enter the 2016 season I always find it interesting the forecasts that organizations put out.  Granted there is not much value in these forecasts besides for statistical purposes.  Possible in time we will see these numbers have the reliability of “today’s high temperature” since we do know that if you are affected by one storm it could be a very bad year.

I do want to note that NOAA’s forecast is interestingly broad.  NOAA’s range is from slightly below average (nine named storms) to 25% above average (16 named storms).  As with any discipline you must practice and practice to get any better.

Here are the numbers as of now.  I will update the list as we move through the season.

Special Weather Statement

FLZ067-071>073-301800-
INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY FL-INLAND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FL-
INLAND BROWARD COUNTY FL-METRO BROWARD COUNTY FL-
115 PM EDT MON MAY 30 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE
LIGHTNING…UP TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL AND 45 TO 55 MPH WINDS FOR CENTRAL BROWARD…SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH AND NORTHWESTERN MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES UNTIL 200 PM EDT…

* AT 114 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR LOXAHATCHEE NWR TO INTERSECTION KROME AND U.S. 27 TO 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF MICCOSUKEE RESORT…AND MOVING WEST AT 5 MPH.

* FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING…GUSTY WINDS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH… UP TO NICKEL-SIZED HAIL…TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS…OR A COMBINATION OF THESE ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION. THESE WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES…AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
WESTERN MIRAMAR…CORAL SPRINGS…PLANTATION…SUNRISE…TAMARAC… WELLINGTON…WESTON…PARKLAND…SAWGRASS MILLS MALL…
LOXAHATCHEE NWR…INTERSECTION I-75 AND U.S. 27…
INTERSECTION KROME AND U.S. 27…MISSION BAY…
INTERSECTION I-75 AND GRIFFIN ROAD…
MILE MARKER 30 ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY…
AND EAST TOLL GATE ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO STREET FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN ON THE ALERT FOR ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.

&&

LAT…LON 2635 8021 2596 8037 2581 8050 2582 8083
2598 8063 2669 8035 2664 8020 2640 8020
TIME…MOT…LOC 1714Z 100DEG 5KT 2653 8023 2593 8043 2585 8058

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BAXTER

Flood Statement

FLC099-292020-
/O.CAN.KMFL.FA.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-160529T2045Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PALM BEACH FL-
410 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

…THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR NORTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY…

THE HEAVY RAIN HAS ENDED…AND FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED TO POSE A THREAT.

LAT…LON 2695 8021 2649 8026 2648 8038 2694 8034

$$

RAG

Special Weather Statement

FLZ067-071-072-292000-
INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY FL-INLAND BROWARD COUNTY FL-
METRO BROWARD COUNTY FL-
321 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 45 TO 55 MPH WINDS FOR
NORTHEASTERN BROWARD AND SOUTH CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTIES UNTIL 400 PM EDT…

* AT 321 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 10 MILES WEST OF MISSION BAY…OR 11 MILES NORTHWEST OF CORAL SPRINGS…MOVING SOUTH AT 5 MPH.

* THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. THESE WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES…AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CORAL SPRINGS…PLANTATION…SUNRISE…TAMARAC…WELLINGTON… MARGATE…LAUDERHILL…WESTON…NORTH LAUDERDALE…PARKLAND… SAWGRASS MILLS MALL…LOXAHATCHEE NWR…
INTERSECTION I-75 AND U.S. 27…
INTERSECTION ALLIGATOR ALLEY AND MIAMI CANAL…
MILE MARKER 30 ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY…
EAST TOLL GATE ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY…
MARKHAM PARK AND RAMBLEWOOD EAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO STREET FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

&&

LAT…LON 2661 8046 2662 8023 2614 8023 2612 8064
TIME…MOT…LOC 1921Z 009DEG 5KT 2641 8038

$$

RAG

Flood Statement

FLC099-292045-
/O.NEW.KMFL.FA.Y.0032.160529T1851Z-160529T2045Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PALM BEACH FL-
251 PM EDT SUN MAY 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR…
NORTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA…

* UNTIL 445 PM EDT

* AT 251 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
WELLINGTON…PALM BEACH GARDENS…ROYAL PALM BEACH…LION COUNTRY SAFARI PARK AND THE ACREAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…COUNTRY ROADS…FARMLAND…AND OTHER LOW LYING SPOTS.

&&

LAT…LON 2695 8021 2649 8026 2648 8038 2694 8034

$$

RAG/LAK