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Tropical Storm Isaias – Update #6 – 8/2/2020

University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Isaias. Here’s what we know today:

Tropical storm conditions will spread northward along the East Coast of Florida within area through early Monday, and then move inland over the Carolinas Monday night and Tuesday.

A coastal flood advisory has been issued for Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Palm Beach, Putnam and St. Johns counties. The previous storm surge watch has been canceled.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Brevard, coastal Duval, coastal Flagler, Indian River, Martin, coastal Nassau, coastal St. Johns, St. Lucie and coastal Volusia counties. Hurricane watches or warnings are no longer in place for Florida. The most likely arrival times for tropical storm force winds near the coast are through this afternoon in Central Florida and overnight for North Florida. UF units with operations within the identified warning areas should continue to monitor Isaias and be prepared for tropical storm-force winds.

No tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on the latest forecasts. For the most up-to-date information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Isaias – Update #5 – 8/1/2020

University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Isaias. Here’s what we know today:

Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge will continue in portions of the northwest Bahamas today. Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the Florida East Coast by late tonight and Sunday. We encourage everyone in those areas to take necessary precautions in advance of the storm, and ensure their emergency supply kit is ready.

The greatest wind threat is along the immediate Space and Treasure coasts, where Hurricane Isaias is forecast to make its closest approach. Gusts to hurricane strength are possible today and Sunday. A storm surge watch has been issued for St. Johns, Flagler, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. A hurricane warning has been issued for coastal Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and coastal/metro Palm Beach, as well as hurricane watch for coastal Broward and inland Palm Beach counties.

Furthermore, a tropical storm warning has been issued for Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, inland Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Okeechobee, inland Palm Beach, Broward and coastal/metro Miami-Dade. A tropical storm watch for Duval, Nassau and inland/far south Miami-Dade County has also been issued. The most likely arrival of winds is beginning tonight in South Florida, Sunday morning in Central Florida and Sunday evening/night in North Florida.

UF units with operations in coastal portions of South and Central Florida should closely monitor forecasts, and those in watch/warning areas should follow guidance from local officials.

No tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on the latest forecasts or schedule changes as information is available. For the latest information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Isaias – Update #4 – 7/31/2020

University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Isaias. Here’s what we know today:

Hurricane Isaias will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides in the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas. Heavy rains associated with the hurricane may begin to affect South and East-Central Florida late Friday night.

Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge are expected in portions of the Bahamas today and Saturday, and hurricane warnings are in effect.  Tropical storm conditions are expected with hurricane conditions possible along portions of the Florida East Coast beginning Saturday, and tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches are in effect. Storm surge watches or warnings could be needed for part of the Florida East Coast this afternoon.

A hurricane watch has been issued for Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and coastal Palm Beach counties. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, coastal Palm Beach, coastal Broward, and coastal Miami-Dade. Furthermore, tropical storm watch has been issued for inland Palm Beach, inland Broward, metro Miami-Dade, as well as Lake Okeechobee.  Watches and warnings may expand northward today and tomorrow.   Most likely arrival times of winds are Saturday for South Florida, overnight Saturday for Central Florida, and Sunday for North Florida.

UF units with operations in coastal portions of South and Central Florida should closely monitor forecasts and those in watch/warning areas should follow guidance from local officials. We encourage everyone in those areas to take necessary precautions in advance of the storm, and ensure their emergency supply kit is ready.

Moreover, no tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on latest forecasts or schedule changes as information is available. For the latest information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Tropical Storm Isaias – Update #3 – 7/30/2020

University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Isaias.

Here’s what we know today

Tropical Storm Isaias is currently located near Hispaniola. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides across Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas. Heavy rains associated with the tropical storm may begin to affect South Florida Saturday morning, potentially resulting in isolated flash and urban flooding.

Tropical storm conditions will continue across portions of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today and will spread westward to portions of Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas later today and through Friday.  Tropical storm warnings are currently in effect for those areas.

There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge along portions of the U.S. East Coast beginning this weekend in Florida. Due to Tropical Storm Isaias interacting with Hispaniola, the details of the track and intensity forecast remain uncertain, and it is too soon to determine the magnitude and location of the potential impacts.

No watches or warnings are currently in place for Florida. However, tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued later today for South Florida. UF units with operations in coastal portions of South and Central Florida should closely monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance from local officials.

Moreover, no tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on latest forecasts or schedule changes as information is available.

For updated information, please visit National Hurricane Center.
 
 

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine – Update #2 – 7/29/2020

University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor the track of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.

Here’s what we know today

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides across the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Tropical storm conditions are likely across portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico today and will spread westward to portions of Dominican Republic, Haiti, the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos on Thursday. Tropical warnings are currently in effect for those areas.

The system does not have a well-defined center and is expected to move near or over portions of the Greater Antilles later this week. It could bring some rainfall and wind impacts to portions of Cuba, the central and northwest Bahamas, and Florida later this week and this weekend.

No watches or warnings are currently in place for Florida. UF units with operations in southeast and southwest Florida should closely monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance from local officials later this week.

Moreover, no tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on latest forecasts or schedule changes as information is available.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine – Update #1 – 7/28/2020

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring the track of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, and much remains unknown about the storm’s path. UF’s Department of Emergency Management is monitoring the system to learn the latest track and impacts.

Here’s what we know today

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides across the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Tropical storm conditions are likely across portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico Wednesday through Thursday, and tropical warnings are currently in effect.

The system does not have a well-defined center and could move over portions of the Greater Antilles later this week. It could bring some rainfall and wind impacts to portions of Hispaniola, Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida by the end of the week.

No tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes as information is available.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.