Published: Jul 23, 2010 3:55 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 23, 2010 11:55 AM EDT

BONNIE NEARING SOUTH FLORIDA...

 

SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT INFORMATION

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LOCATION...24.7N 79.8W

ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM SSE OF MIAMI FLORIDA

ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM E OF MARATHON FLORIDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/HR

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 19 MPH...31 KM/HR

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES

 

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...

THE FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM DEERFIELD BEACH SOUTHWARD

INCLUDING THE ENTIRE FLORIDA KEYS AND ALONG THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA NORTHWARD TO ENGLEWOOD

 

AT 800 AM EDT BONNIE IS MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 19 MPH...31 KM/HR. THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...BONNIE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA LATER TODAY...AND MOVE OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

 

WIND...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS MAINLY IN SQUALLS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD OVER SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND PORTIONS OF THE KEYS IN THE WARNING AREA LATER TODAY.

 

RAINFALL...BONNIE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OVER SOUTH FLORIDA...WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 5 INCHES.

 

STORM SURGE...STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL AND THE SOUTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA.

 

TORNADOES...ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER EXTREME SOUTHERN FLORIDA LATER TODAY.