Attached is the latest report from the state meteorology team regarding Tropical Depression #13
and Tropical Depression #14
. Please note the following:
Tropical Depression #13 – Central Atlantic
Tropical Depression #14 – Central Caribbean
- Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, and TD 13 is likely to become a tropical storm today or Saturday.
- TD 13 is forecast to become a hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday.
- The center of TD 13 will likely pass near or over South Florida and the Keys, then near the Panhandle or Big Bend on Tuesday or Wednesday.
- The forecast track and intensity are more uncertain in the Gulf of Mexico due to possible interaction with Tropical Depression #14.
- Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, and this system is expected to become a tropical storm later today and possibly near hurricane strength on Saturday.
- TD 14 will likely make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday, emerge into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, then make landfall in Texas or Louisiana on Tuesday.
- The forecast track and intensity are uncertain as it approaches the northwest Gulf of Mexico due to possible interaction with Tropical Depression #13.
While winds remain a concern, heavy rainfall is also expected. A widespread 3-7” of rainfall is expected over the next 7 days statewide, especially in the Panhandle and Big Bend, with localized totals of 7-10” possible.
As a reminder, ESF 18 will host a coordination call today, August 21, at 3:00pm (EST) during which a member of the state meteorology team will provide an update on the storms.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at ESF18@em.myflorida.com
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