Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fay Flails Florida; Strength Increases

Later PM Update: Fay is still at 65 mph at 8 pm, and there's an impressive looking eye on both radar and satellite views. Jeff Masters has some comments on the unusual strengthening over land today.

PM Update: At 5 pm, Tropical Storm Fay's maximum winds remain at 65 mph as it moves north northeast at 8 mph. A Hurricane Watch has been extended northward to Altahama Sound, Georgia, and a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued north of there to the Savannah River.

Earlier post:
As Tropical Storm Fay continues northward across the Florida peninsula, it has increased its strength to 65 mph at 2 pm. The storm is moving north northeast at 8 mph from a position near Moore Haven, Florida. Even with a gradual turn toward the north, Fay should move back over the Atlantic near the northern part of the east coast of Florida by tomorrow. This is expected to lead to some restrengthening.

Tropical storm winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. An unofficial report of 65 mph winds with a gust to 78 mph was received from Moore Haven.

Scroll down to the previous post for the latest Florida radar.
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