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Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven Advisory Number 2
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072018
1100 PM EDT Sun Sep 02 2018
...DISTURBANCE MOVING QUICKLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...
...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AND HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVER
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 175 MI...285 KM ESE OF MARATHON FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB...29.89 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the north-central Gulf
coast from the Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the Mouth of
the Mississippi River.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the Mouth of the
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Alabama-Florida border westward to east of Morgan City, Louisiana,
including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas
Interests in the Florida Keys and the southern Florida peninsula
should monitor the progress of this system.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the disturbance was centered near
latitude 23.4 North, longitude 78.7 West. The system is moving
toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. On the forecast
track, the disturbance will pass over the Florida Keys or the
southern portion of the Florida peninsula Monday, and move over the
southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Monday evening, and reach the central
Gulf Coast by late Tuesday or Tuesday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the
disturbance is forecast to become a tropical storm Monday night.
Conditions appear to be conducive for development, and this system
is expected to become a tropical cyclone by Monday night.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1012 mb (29.89 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by
rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could
reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated
areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
Destin Florida to the Mississippi-Alabama border...1 to 2 ft.
Mississippi-Alabama border to the Mouth of Mississippi River...2 to
Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Louisiana-Texas border...1 to
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to
the east of the landfall location, where the surge will be
accompanied by large waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the
relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary
greatly over short distances. For information specific to your
area, please see products issued by your local National Weather
Service forecast office.
RAINFALL: The disturbance is expected to produce total rain
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the central and northwestern
Bahamas, the Florida Keys, and South Florida through early Tuesday.
Isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches are possible over the southern
Florida peninsula. This rainfall may cause flooding. The
disturbance is expected to produce heavy rainfall along the central
Gulf Coast of the United States by the middle of the week.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch
area by late Tuesday. Tropical-storm-force wind gusts will be
possible Monday across portions of South Florida and the Florida
Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.