Tropical storm Emily to graze Bahamas and Florida coast

August 3, 2011Miami  — Tropical storm warnings and watches were in effect across large portions of the northern Caribbean on Wednesday as Emily advanced toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the National Hurricane Center said. Emily is expected to strengthen slightly before moving over Hispaniola — the island the two nations share — by late Wednesday. “Weakening is expected as the center moves over the high terrain of that island,” the Miami-based hurricane center said. “Some re-strengthening is forecast after the center moves away from Hispaniola.” The poorly-organized storm was about 145 miles (230 kilometers) south-southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, according to the center. Emily was continuing to move west at 14 mph (22 kilometers per hour), but the weather service said it expects the storm to turn to the northwest over the next couple of days. The storm’s maximum sustained winds remained at 50 mph (85 kph) and extended north and east of the storm’s center up to 115 miles (185 kilometers) at 8 a.m. Wednesday, forecasters said. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Puerto Rico, including the outlying islands of Vieques and Culebra; the Dominican Republic; Haiti; the southeast Bahamas; and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The warning means tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 36 hours. The government of the Bahamas issued a tropical storm watch for the central Bahamas on Wednesday. “Tropical storm conditions are occurring or imminent in Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques, and should begin to spread into the Dominican Republic and Haiti later today and tonight,” forecasters said. Tropical storm conditions, including winds of at least 39 mph, are expected in the southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos on Thursday, and conditions were possible Thursday night across the central Bahamas. The forecast also suggests Emily could skirt the east coast of Florida by early Saturday, but no watches or warnings were posted for the U.S. mainland as of Wednesday. –CNN
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3 Responses to Tropical storm Emily to graze Bahamas and Florida coast

  1. luisport says:

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  2. Kurtbo says:

    I thought naming the storms was “less normal”.. but at RSOE there is now 4 named tropical storms/depressions at once!
    Muifa, Eugene, Merbok and Emily..


  3. Alex says:

    Oh Well More rain !


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