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Offline KB4TEZ

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Elsa now a Hurricane**Tropical Storm Hunter Flight**
« on: July 02, 2021, 11:20:32 AM »
Well, living in South Fla. we are used to this, way too used to this.
Could be a wet/windy 4th for us, and thankfully, the Hurricane Hunters keeping us all up to date.

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Elsa was located
near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 61.2 West. Elsa is moving toward
the west-northwest near 29 mph (46 km/h), and this motion is
expected to continue during the next couple of days, with some
decrease in forward speed expected Sunday night.  On the
forecast track, Elsa will move away from the Windward Islands
during the next several hours, move across the eastern Caribbean
Sea later today and tonight, and move near the southern coast of
Hispaniola late Saturday or Saturday night.  By Sunday, Elsa
is forecast to move near Jamaica and portions of eastern Cuba, and
move near portions of central and western Cuba Sunday night and
early Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48
hours. Some decrease in winds is possible on Monday as Elsa
interacts with Cuba.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).  The Hewanorra Airport on St. Lucia recently reported
sustained winds of 46 mph (74 km/h) and a wind gust of 79 mph (127
km/h).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).
« Last Edit: July 06, 2021, 07:52:44 AM by KB4TEZ »