26 May 2018 - bulletin 360

Updated at 1450 GMT
Latest warnings for 01L


NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Sub-tropical storm Alberto / 01L
Warning 05 from NHC at 1500 GMT
Position 21.6N 84.9W
Location 20 miles S of the western tip of Cuba
Movement 010° (N) at 8 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 140 miles to the east of the centre
Threatened landmasses Yucatan peninsula, Cuba, Florida, NE Gulf Coast
Minimum central pressure 1005 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 1800 GMT

Alberto is moving north into the Gulf of Mexico, and will make landfall in a few days from now, having strengthened to 55 knots, as a tropical cycloned. After making landfall, the system will proceed to dump large amounts of rain over the southeastern USA.

Regional warnings
A tropical storm WARNING is in force from the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, and for the Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys
A tropical storm watch is in force from Boca Grande to Anclote River; from Aucilla River to Grand Isle and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas
A storm surge watch is in force from Crystal River to the mouth of the Mississippi River, giving 2 to 4 feet of inundation above groundlevel
Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches, locally up to 25 inches, are expected over western Cuba. Life-threatening mudslides and flash floods are to be expected. The Florida Keys and southern and southwestern Florida can expect 3 to 7, locally up to 10 inches. Totals of 5 to 10 inches, locally up to 15 inches, can be expected across Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida Panhandle. 3 to 5 inches, locally up to 8 inches, are possible from the southern Appalachians into the coastal southeast.
Tornadoes could occur over the Florida Keys and southwestern Florida

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