The low pressure center that formed off the east coast of Florida on Saturday has strengthened into this year’s second tropical storm “Bret”. Forecast models still show some variance in its track, but it appears that it may skirt along the GA, SC, NC coastlines over the next couple days before turning out to sea. Offshore and near shore water conditions will probably be pretty choppy, with the potential for some nice swells and increased rip current risk.
Please visit the National Hurricane Center website for current advisories.
SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT 7/17/2011…0000 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 100 MI…165 KM NW OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…SSE OR 145 DEGREES AT 2 MPH…4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1009 MB…29.80 INCHES