June 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Debbie Update

Debby moving slowly northeastward and heavy rains continue to come down over portions of Florida.

Summary of 100 PM CDT 1800 UTC information location 29.0n 85.2w about 50 mi 80 km SSW of Apalachicola Florida Maximum sustained winds 45 mph -75 km/h present movement NE or 40 degrees at 5 mph 8 km/h minimum central pressure 995 mb 29.38 inches.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Florida Gulf Coast from Destin to Englewood for storm information specific to your area including possible inland watches and warnings please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook

Debby is a large tropical cyclone with the strongest winds and much of the heaviest rainfall well removed from the center of circulation.

At 1:00 PM CDT 1800 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Debby was located near latitude 29.0 north longitude 85.2 west. Debby is moving toward the northeast near 5 mph...8 km/h. A slow motion toward the northeast or east-northeast is expected during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph - 75 km/h with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next day or two.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles...370 Km mainly to the southeast of the center.

Hazards affecting land

Wind tropical storm conditions will continue over portions of the Florida Gulf Coast today.

Storm surge the combination of a storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters. The water could reach the following depths above ground at the times of high tide over the next couple of days.

Apalachee Bay to Waccasassa Bay 3 to 5 ft

Florida West Coast south of Waccasassa Bay 1 to 3 ft southeastern Louisiana eastward to Apalachee Bay 1 to 3 ft the deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore flow. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area please see products issued by your local National Weather Service office.

Public Advisory from NWS Hurricane Center Miami,Florida

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