Tracking Invest 98-L: Will the system pose a threat to Florida?

Tracking Invest 98-L: Will the system pose a threat to Florida?

SANIKA: FIRST AT NOON, WE ARE MONITORING SUBJECTS AND KEEPING AN EYE FOR A STRONG HURRICANE IN THE ATLANTIC MOVING AWAY FROM US, BUT THERE IS ALSO A SYSTEM THAT COULD IMPACT PARTS OF FLORIDA. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT INVEST 98-L. THIS DISTURBANCE IS MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA. FIRST WEATHER WARNING CAM TRAN IS HERE. SO, CAM, LET’S TALK NEXT WHERE THIS COULD GO. CAM: SIT TO ABC ISLANDS. THIS IS INVEST 98-L SUFFERING JUST NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA. IT SEEMS VERY DISORGANIZED AT THE MOMENT AND WE EXPECT IT TO GET BETTER ORGANIZED AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN WHICH IS WHERE THE TROPICAL LOW WILL BE. IT HAS A GREAT CHANCE OF DOING SO, ACTUALLY A 90% CHANCE OVER THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. DISCOVER ALL MODELS OF SPAGHETTI PLOTS. IT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN AND EVEN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN HERE. WE CAN SEE IT IS SPREADING A LOT. ONCE IT ENTERS THE GULF, SOME MODELS WANT TO TAKE IT INTO THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AND SOME DIRECTLY OVER CUBA SO THERE IS A LOT OF GAP. APPROXIMATELY THREE TO FIVE DAYS. THERE IS EVEN A HUGE SPLIT AMONG LONG-RANGE COMPUTER MODELS. I WILL SHAKE THIS FOR YOU IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. LET’S TALK ABOUT HURRICANE FIONA. CATEGORY 4 SYSTEM MOVING NORTH, NORTHEASTWARDS AT 15 MPH. SUSTAINED WINDS AT 130. EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER BERMUDA. BRINGING DANGEROUS SURF AS WE GO TO WEEKEND BREAK. IT IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN ONCE IT ENTERS COOL NORTH ATLANTIC WATERS. WE WILL ALWAYS SEE SOME INDIRECT IMPACTS. I WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH THIS OR FORGET AND SHOW YOU THE SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON OF THE LONG-RAN

Tracking Invest 98-L: Will the system pose a threat to Florida?

WESH 2 meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a tropical disturbance in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. As of Thursday morning, upper winds were inhibiting development, but the upper wind pattern ahead of the system should become a little more favorable in a few days. Below: Take a look at the model comparisons in a special extended forecast from WESH 2 meteorologist Eric Burris. The system has a 70% chance of development in the next 48 hours and a 90% chance of development in the next. five days. “We still need to watch this storm very closely,” said WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass. “The general trajectory still looks the same: in the gulf and potentially impacting Florida, but the exact trajectory is still unknown. Our two main models are still swapping between the begging and the peninsula. Anyway , we expect this storm to strengthen. The patterns are also different at the moment. GFS is now slower, while the euro still looks like the midweek/workweekend period. And the Tropical Storm Gaston is not expected to pose a threat to land KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates Prepare to bring inside any patio furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants, and anything that can be blown by the wind Understand hurricane forecasting patterns and cones. to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine. water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned foods and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby’s needs/ children, such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local authorities. If advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparedness Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. PET AND PET SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

WESH 2 meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a tropical disturbance in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

As of Thursday morning, upper winds were inhibiting development, but the upper wind pattern ahead of the system is expected to become somewhat more favorable in a few days.

Below: Take a look at the model comparisons in a special extended forecast from WESH 2 meteorologist Eric Burris


The system has a 70% chance of developing within the next 48 hours and a 90% chance of developing within the next five days.

“We still need to watch this storm very closely,” said WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass. “The general trajectory still looks the same: in the gulf and potentially impacting Florida, but the exact trajectory is still unknown. Our two main models are still swapping between the begging and the peninsula. Anyway , we expect this storm to strengthen. The patterns are also different on the calendar. GFS is now slower, while the Euro still looks like the midweek/workweekend period.”

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Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona is drifting across the Atlantic as a Category 4 major storm. And Tropical Storm Gaston is not expected to pose a threat to land.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts.

PET AND PET SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.


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