Tropical Storm Emily Latest
August 4, 2011 by USA Post
Tropical Storm Emily Latest, Tropical Storm Emily will accelerate, moving northwest as it continues on a path that could lead to Florida this weekend, according to a notice from the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Emily, with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, was 100 miles south-southeast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, moving west-northwest at 7 mph, according to a notice issued by the center from 5 am in Miami. The center of the storm may cross Haiti and the Dominican Republic today, bringing heavy rains and severe flooding. Anyone in southern Florida or central-eastern Cuba could be affected by a storm that happens, “should monitor the progress of Emily,” he said.
After leaving the mountains of the Spanish, the island where Haiti and the Dominican Republic are, Emily was expected to strengthen and turn toward the northwest, according to the notice.
Emily could drop 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) of rain in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the center said, with as much as 20 inches in isolated areas.
“These rains could cause dangerous flooding and mudslides,” the notice.
Warnings remain in effect for the Spanish south coast from Cape Deceit to the southern border of Haiti and the northern coast of Cabo Viejo Francisco to the northern border of Haiti.
The warnings have been issued for Haiti, the eastern provinces of Guantanamo and Holguin Cuba, southern and central Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the northern islands of the Bahamas.
In the Pacific, the winds of the hurricane weakened to Eugene 125 mph to 140 mph, making it a Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind.
Eugene is expected to decline over the next couple of days and poses no threat to land, the NHC said in a separate notice at 8 pm in Los Angeles yesterday. It was 620 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, west-northwest at 13 mph.
A low-pressure system over the Pacific has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next two days. It is about 150 miles south of Acapulco, Mexico, and moving west-northwest near 10 mph, according to a tropical weather outlook posted before 8 pm in New York yesterday.
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