Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tropical depression over Miami

Curtis Morgan and Trenton Daniel in the Miami Herald: South Floridians slogged to work and school through a wet and heavy blanket delivered by a massive tropical depression moving on a path that would take it pretty much right up Interstate 95 later Wednesday. There was standing water in the region but no early reports of widespread flooding. Public schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties opened as planned.

At 8 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said the system, tropical depression No. 16, remained disorganized but could still become Tropical Storm Nicole before it crosses the Florida Straits and makes landfall in the Upper Keys, then somewhere in south Miami-Dade County. Around 7 a.m., wind gusts there had reached 40 mph.

But the window for strengthening was brief, forecasters said, and the chief concern remained rain, not wind -- particularly for commuters navigating slick and in some cases, already flooded roads. Forecasters expected four to eight inches overall, steady for much of the day but coming down in two-inches-an-hour torrents when the system's strongest cells roll through….

Tropical Depression 16 shortly after it formed, September 28, 2010

1 comment:

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I was just there less than a month ago. Beautiful place, although there were a lot of seemingly poverty stricken areas (shacks and unfinished houses) where I was. Hopefully this won't be something too terrible to recover from. Good luck Jamaica, no problems.