Tropical Depression Nine – UPDATE #1 – 9/23/2022

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Depression Nine. While much remains unknown about the projected storm’s path, here’s what we know today:

South and Central Florida were added to the forecast cone as of Friday. This means that while the projected storm’s exact trajectory remains uncertain, the National Hurricane Center predicts some portions of the Florida peninsula could be affected within four to five days.

While the depression is currently producing heavy rainfall, it is expected to slowly intensify into a tropical storm as it approaches Jamaica and the Cayman Islands within the next 24 to 48 hours. The initial National Hurricane Center forecast shows the depression could intensify up to a Category 2 hurricane as it nears the coast of Cuba.

However, it is too early to determine the exact timing, magnitude and location of possible impacts from wind and rainfall in Florida.

No tropical storm or hurricane watches have been issued for any portion of the Florida peninsula as of this message. However, UF units should monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance from local officials.

Additionally, the UF campus in Gainesville anticipates no operational changes. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts as information becomes available.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Additional information:

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Pre-storm preparation for students in UF housing

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Published: September 23rd, 2022

Category: 2022 Weather Alerts