Tropical Storm Colin 8PM Advisory Map

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Colin will approach Florida over the next 24 hours as he moves through the Gulf of Mexico.  Rain will affect most of the state over the next days.  Along the southeast coast we will see from one-half to three inches of rain depending on how the rain bands/squalls set up.  Main threats will be local flooding, gusty winds, and the possibility of a tornado with these squall lines.

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

 

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.

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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

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RAG