View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Hurricane update (2) - 16 August

Tropical storm Claudette is continuing to move north towards the coast of the Florida Panhandle. It carries winds of up to 50 mph, which will continue to strengthen until landfall, expected around midnight EDT. Winds of 40 mph or higher occur within 70 miles of Claudette's centre, meaning that a tropical storm warning has been declared from the Florida / Alabama border to the Suwannee River. This means that TS conditions are expected within 24 hours. Coastal storm surge flooding of 3 to 5 feet above normal tidal levels along the coast of the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend.

Please note Claudette is NOT a hurricane; its current winds equate to force 10 on the Beaufort scale.

Please note That this information is a summary from the NHC, and full details must be obtained from the NHC website.


  1. I heard this morning on the Weather Channel there are 2 more heading the same way. I guess hurricane season is starting to fire up now for the States.

  2. Oh I had the Weather Channel going this morning...and was interested in seeing what was going on. The tropical depression in the gulf of Mexico beach area seemed to have caught some tourists by surprise. Heck the locals too, I guess. It's bringing in some unexpected rain to the area and I think we'll be getting some of this moisture up in Tennessee in about 3 days or so.

  3. interesting thanks a ton Guido!