Tropical Depression Fred Will Arrive Near Florida Keys & South Florida Saturday
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Forecasters are keeping an eye on Tropical Depression Fred to see if it will regenerate after Hispaniola’s rugged terrain essentially shredding the system. For now, it appears it will still be a rain even for west Florida this weekend. Fred is expected to move west-northwest between Cuba and the Bahamas through Friday. That also means it will be moving into warmer waters. moving into the Florida Straits and warmer water. By Saturday afternoon, Tropical Storm Fred will likely be near South Florida. Then on Sunday morning into the afternoon, the forecast track shows Fred north of the Tampa Bay Area, in the video published on Aug. 12, 2021, “Tropical Depression Fred midday forecast: Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021“, below:
CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer shares the details of the 11 p.m. advisory, in the video published on Aug. 12, 2021, “Tracking Tropical Depression Fred 8-12-21 11PM“, below:
The NHC reports the storm is expected to move near the Florida Keys and South Florida early Saturday, in the video published on Aug. 12, 2021, “NHC: Fred nears tropical storm strength as it moves along Cuban coast“, below:
More details about the Tropical Storm Fred, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Tropical Storm Fred
Current storm status
Tropical depression (1-min mean)
|As of:||02:00 a.m. EDT (06:00 UTC), August 13|
|Location:||21.8°N 76.2°W ± 25 nm
About 165 mi (265 km) SE of Southern Andros Island, Bahamas
About 410 mi (660 km) ESE of Key West, Florida
|Sustained winds:||35 knots (40 mph; 65 km/h) (1-min mean)
gusting to 40 knots (45 mph; 75 km/h)
|Pressure:||1013 mbar (29.91 inHg)|
|Movement:||WNW at 9 knots (10 mph; 17 km/h)|
|See more detailed information.|
On August 4 at 12:00 UTC, the NHC noted a tropical disturbance in the middle of the Atlantic. Consolidating in a favorable environment for development, the NHC began issuing advisories on the system as Potential Tropical Cyclone Six on August 9. The system continued organizing as it neared the Leeward Islands; however, the system lacked a well-defined center. On August 11 at 03:00 UTC, the NHC upgraded the system to tropical storm status and gave it the name Fred after radar data, reconnaissance observations, and surface observations revealed tropical storm-force winds and a better-defined circulation. The system moved over the Caribbean Sea until landfall on the island of Hispaniola at about 18:00 UTC August 11. As the system moved over the island, the system lost some organisation as it passed the island’s mountainous terrain. Consequently, at 00:00 UTC August 12, the system weakened into a tropical depression.
Current storm information
As of 02:00 a.m. EDT (06:00 UTC August 13, Tropical Storm Fred is located within 25 nautical miles of 21.8°N 76.2°W, about 165 mi (265 km) southeast of Southern Andros Island, Bahamas and about 410 mi (660 km) east-southeast of Key West, Florida. Maximum sustained winds are 35 knots (40 mph; 65 km/h), with gusts up to 40 knots (45 mph; 75 km/h). The minimum barometric pressure is 1013 mbar (29.91 inHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 9 knots (10 mph; 17 km/h).
For the latest official information, see:
- The NHC’s latest public advisory on Tropical Depression Fred
- The NHC’s latest forecast advisory on Tropical Depression Fred
- The NHC’s latest forecast discussion on Tropical Depression Fred
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