Tropical Depression Ten – 8/27/23 – Update #1

Tropical Depression Ten's probable path.

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

Tropical Depression Ten is expected to become a tropical storm on Sunday. Additionally, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have noted that there is a “risk of rapid intensification while the system moves across the record warm eastern and northeastern Gulf of Mexico.” This means the storm could strengthen into a hurricane is it approaches the Florida peninsula in the coming days.

While it is too early to specify what parts of Florida it will impact, forecasters said portions of the west coast of Florida and the Florida panhandle should expect strong winds, heavy rainfall, and dangerous storm surge by Wednesday.

As of Sunday, no tropical storm warnings or watches had been issued for Florida, and no operational changes were anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. However, the UF interests statewide should closely monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance from local officials.

We will continue to monitor and update all on expected impacts or schedule changes as information becomes available.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Additional information:

Here’s how to prepare for hurricane season
Pre-storm preparation for students in UF housing
UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery

Published: August 27th, 2023

Category: 2023 Weather Alerts