The Tropical Hurricane Season 2016 in the Caribbean and Dominican Republic

The 2016 tropical hurricane season officially started in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1st 2016 and will end on November 30th 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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Tropical Depression Nine

At 500 PM EDT (2100 utc), the center of Tropical Depression Nine was located by a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft near latitude 23.7 north, longitude 81.7 west. The depression is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through tonight.

On the forecast track, the depression will be moving away from the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico overnight. A turn toward the west-northwest and a decrease in forward speed are expected on Monday followed by a turn toward the northwest on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm on Monday.

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Tropical Depression Eight

At 500 PM EDT (2100 utc), the center of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 31.8 north, longitude 70.9 west. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the northwest and a decrease in forward speed on Monday and a slow northwestward motion on Tuesday.

On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone will pass offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible during the next couple of days, and the depression could become a tropical storm on Monday.

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Tropical Storm Gaston

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Gaston was located near latitude 30.8 north, longitude 55.1 west. Gaston is moving toward the northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h), and a turn toward the north is expected on Monday, followed by a turn toward the northeast and then east-northeast with some increase in forward speed on Tuesday.

Satellite images indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Gaston is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

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The Tropical Hurricane Season 2016 in the Caribbean and Dominican Republic

The 2016 tropical hurricane season officially started in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1st 2016 and will end on November 30th 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

What to do during a hurricane ?

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Last update on 08.28.16 - 7.00p.m.


Tropical Depression Nine

At 1100 am EDT (1500 utc), the center of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 23.6 north, longitude 84.3 west. The depression is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast today, followed by a slow northwestward motion on Tuesday. A turn toward the north is expected Tuesday night.

On the forecast track, the center of the depression will be passing north of the north coast of western Cuba today, and moving farther into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico tonight and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is likely to become a tropical storm later today or tonight.

Hazards affecting land

Rainfall: the depression is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over Cuba, with isolated amounts of 12 inches possible through Wednesday. These rains could cause flash floods and mud slides. Total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are possible over the southern Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys through Wednesday. Isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches could occur over the Keys and coastal areas of southern Florida.

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Tropical Depression Eight

Watches and warnings

Summary of watches and warnings in effect

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.

Interests elsewhere along the Outer Banks of North Carolina should monitor the progress of the depression.

At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 33.4 north, longitude 73.8 west. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). This general motion with a slower forward speed is expected later today, with a gradual turn toward the north forecast on Tuesday.

On the forecast track, the center of the depression will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina late Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by early Tuesday.

Hazards affecting land

Wind: tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Tuesday afternoon.

Rainfall: the depression is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches over far eastern North Carolina, including the Outer Banks.

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Hurricane Gaston

At 1100 am AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Gaston was located near latitude 31.0 north, longitude 55.4 west. Gaston is moving toward the north near 2 mph (4 km/h). A turn toward the northeast and a faster forward speed are expected by tonight, and an east-northeastward motion is expected on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Little significant change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

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