Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 Strengthens Into Tropical Storm Gordon in the Florida Keys – Tropical Storm Warnings Issued – Monday 9/3/18 – 830 AM EDT
Hello to all…
Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Gordon in the Florida Keys. Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for South Florida from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach Florida and the Florida Keys from Craig Key to Ocean Reef including Florida Bay. Tropical Storm Warnings are also in effect from the Alabama-Florida border westward to east of Morgan City Louisiana including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Murepas. A Storm Surge Watch is also in effect for the Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The current intensity forecast keeps Gordon at tropical storm strength up until landfall on the Northern Gulf Coast but this will bear close watching since it has already reached tropical storm strength a bit sooner than forecasted. Advisories on Gordon can be found under the Atlantic Tropical Products of the VoIP Hurricane Net web site, via the voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:
The main impacts to South Florida and the Florida Keys will be felt today through early Tuesday Morning. The main impacts to the Northern US Gulf Coast will be felt Tuesday Night through Wednesday Morning. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor the progress of Gordon. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!
Director of Operations for VoIP Hurricane Net