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Tropical Storm Fred Advisory Number 9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062021
500 PM EDT Wed Aug 11 2021
...CENTER OF FRED CROSSING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...
SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 75 MI...125 KM WNW OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ABOUT 210 MI...335 KM SE OF GREAT INAGUA ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Dominican Republic on the south coast from Punta Palenque
eastward and on the north coast from the Dominican
Republic/Haiti border eastward
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Southeastern Bahamas
* The Cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas,
Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and Guantanamo
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the
next 12 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area.
Interests elsewhere in Haiti, the Bahamas, Cuba, and the southern
Florida Peninsula and the Florida keys should monitor the progress
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fred was
located near latitude 18.9 North, longitude 71.0 West. Fred is
moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and a
general west-northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed
is expected to continue for the next two days or so. On the
forecast track, the center of Fred is expected to be over
Hispaniola for the next several hours, move near the Turks and
Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas on Thursday, and move
near or north of the northern coast of central Cuba Thursday night
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Fred is expected to weaken to a depression tonight as it crosses
Hispaniola. Slow re-intensification is expected beginning
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
mainly to the northeast of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Fred can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT1, WMO header WTNT41 KNHC and
on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?key_messages.
RAINFALL: Tropical Storm Fred is expected to produce the following
Across the Dominican Republic...3 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum
totals of 8 inches. Heavy rainfall through Thursday morning could
lead to flash, urban, and small stream flooding, along with possible
rapid river rises and the potential for mudslides.
Over Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, the eastern Bahamas, and Cuba...1
to 3 inches with isolated maximum totals of 5 inches.
Across the western Bahamas...3 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum
totals of 8 inches.
Beginning Friday into next week, heavy rainfall associated with Fred
will impact Florida and parts of the Southeast. Through Monday, 3 to
5 inches of rain is anticipated across the Keys and the southern
Florida Peninsula, with isolated maximum totals of 8 inches. Heavy
rainfall could lead to areal, urban, and small stream flooding,
along with possible rapid river rises.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions should continue over portions of
the Dominican Republic for a few more hours. Tropical storm
conditions are possible along the northern coast of Haiti, the
Turks and Caicos, and the southeastern Bahamas beginning tonight.
Tropical storm conditions are possible in Cuba beginning Thursday.
SURF: Swells generated by Fred are expected to continue across the
U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola tonight, where they
could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.