With TS Erika bearing down on Florida, I have posted the latest information. I will update this post as more information arrives. Please bear in mind that we have moved to a new repeater and we’ll be activated as and when needed. Please make sure that your preparedness items are all set.
TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 16A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015
800 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015
SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 25 MI...45 KM SE OF PORT AU PRINCE HAITI
ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM SSE OF GREAT INAGUA ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 21 MPH...33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES
Next week (Mon-Fri) is Florida's Severe Weather Awareness Week. The annual,
statewide tornado drill will be conducted on Thursday, February 27 this year.
The Routine Weekly Test message that our office typically sends on NOAA Weather
Radio each Wednesday between 11 am and noon, and again between 600-800 pm, will
NOT be conducted on Wednesday, February 26, but will be used to send the Tornado
Drill at 1010 am on Thursday, February 27 (as a Routine Weekly Test).
The NWS encourages schools, business, SKYWARN members and individuals to test receipt
of the Tornado Drill message via NOAA Weather Radio next week.
Also, a different weather hazard will be highlighted each day next week (via NWS
Melbourne Public Information Statements, NOAA Weather Radio, Social Media and
webpage). Below are the daily hazards which will be highlighted:
Tuesday: Marine Hazards and Rip Currents
Wednesday: Tornadoes and Thunderstorms
Thursday: Hurricanes and Flooding
Friday: Temperature Extremes and Wildfires
On Friday, January 10 at 2 PM the White House will be holding a live Google+ hangout answering questions about the current extreme weather happening around the country. And submit your question by sending the hashtag #WeTheGeeks on Twitter or Google+
And links at the following address.