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Tropical Storm Philippe Oct 28 8 PM Advisory

Tropical Storm Philippe Oct 28

Tropical Storm Philippe Oct 28 8 PM Advisory

Miami (Treasurecoast.com) -Tropical Storm Philippe Intermediate Advisory Number 5A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL182017 800 PM EDT Sat Oct 28 2017 …PHILIPPE MOVING OVER THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA… …HEAVY RAINS OCCURRING OVER CENTRAL CUBA AND SPREADING NORTHWARD ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS AND SOUTH FLORIDA… SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT…0000 UTC…

INFORMATION  LOCATION…23.7N 82.5W ABOUT 50 MI…80 KM N OF HAVANA CUBA ABOUT 75 MI…120 KM SW OF KEY WEST FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 5 DEGREES AT 28 MPH…45 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1002 MB…29.59 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Cuban provinces of Isla de la Juventud, La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, and Villa Clara * Northwestern Bahamas A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Craig Key to Golden Beach * Central Bahamas

A Tropical Storm Warning mean s that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 12-18 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 hours.

 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

At 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Philippe was located  near latitude 23.7 North, longitude 82.5 West. Philippe is moving toward the north near 28 mph (45 km/h). A turn toward the northeast is expected during the next several hours, followed by a faster motion toward the northeast on Sunday and Monday.

 The center of Philippe will move through the Straits of Florida this evening, and move across the Florida Keys or the southern tip of the Florida peninsula overnight, and across the northwestern Bahamas Sunday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) mainly to the east and southeast of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure based on surface observations is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

RAINFALL:

Philippe is expected to produce the following rainfall totals: The Cayman Islands, western and central Cuba, northern Bahamas: 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum totals of 10 inches through Sunday.

These rainfall amounts may produce life threatening flash floods and mudslides. South Florida, including the Keys: 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches through Sunday. These rainfall totals may produce flash flooding, especially in urbanized areas.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are likely occurring in the warning area across Cuba. Tropical storm conditions are expected to occur in the warning area later tonight across the northwestern Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions are possible across the upper Florida Keys and southeast Florida overnight, and in the central Bahamas by Sunday morning.

TORNADOES: A couple of brief tornadoes are possible across portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys this evening.

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