27 May 2018 - bulletin 362

Updated at 1640 GMT
Latest warnings for 01L

Sub-tropical storm Alberto / 01L
Warning 09 from NHC at 1500 GMT
Position 27.1N 84.4W
Location 185 miles SSE of Apalachicola, FL
Movement 005° (N) at 12 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 125 miles to the east of the centre
Threatened landmasses Cuba, Florida, NE Gulf Coast
Minimum central pressure 994 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 1800 GMT

Alberto is moving north across the Gulf of Mexico, and will make landfall in a day from now, having strengthened to 50 knots, as a tropical cyclone. 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 Bonita Beach to the Mississippi / Alabama border
A storm surge watch is in force from Crystal River to the the Mississippi / Alabama border, giving 2 to 4 feet of inundation above groundlevel
Rainfall totals:
Central Cuba: another 5 to 10 inches, totalling up to 20 inches.
The Florida panhandle into eastern Alabama and western Georgia: 4 to 8 inches, locally up to 12 inches.
The Florida Keys and south Florida: another 3 to 6 inches, totalling up to 10 inches.
Rest of the Florida peninsula: 1 to 4 inches.
Rest of the southeast U.S. from Tennessee to the Carolinas: 2 to 6 inches.

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