Tropical Storm Matthew Will Hit Florida Next Week

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Tropical Storm Matthew will hit Florida in the next week. Lately, the mass of clouds and storms moved toward the coast of Central America, the first stop on a highly unsure path that could possibly intimidate to Florida. Hastily, the Tropical Storm Matthew reached in the southwest Caribbean on afternoon Thursday and was projected to strengthen into a hurricane on Sunday.

The National Hurricane Center predicted that with winds up to 40 mph Matthew skirt coastal Nicaragua and Honduras and move toward Belize as a hurricane on Sunday. However, things obtain risky, reflected from there by the center’s five-day “cone of uncertainty” appearing more like a bubble. Tropical Storm Matthew is 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

A meteorologist at the center in West Miami-Dade County, Michael Lowry said, “There are a lot of variables involved that make this a complicated forecast.”

From the United States, a strong trough plowing down is expected to describe the system to the north and the official estimate shows the system turning sharply and racking down the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. However, that time is depending on whether and how much time Matthew spends over land, it could have melted into a mess of disorganized storms or turned into a serious storm.

According to Lowry, the storm might split, with Matthew moving inland but remains left behind re-forming into a new system. The storm is too far away to find a solid handle on it; however the path should turn out to be clear in next days. Lowry said for Florida that it was a “concern” that many computer models predicted the system moving anywhere across the state.

Nicaragua issued tropical storm warnings and storm observes from Puerto Cabezas north to the Honduras border. Honduras also issued storm warnings and storm observes from the border west to Limon. The most serious warning was the expected 6 to 10 inches of rain in both countries.

Forecasters stated that the depression was moving west at 16 mph yesterday. It was about 430 miles east of the Nicaraguan coast.

AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said that the tropical storm Matthew might be a source or an warning of a “barrage of tropical storms”.

Meteorologist of The Weather Channel said, “The next two weeks look very interesting. Toward late September and into October, tropical storms develop in the western Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. They tend to threaten the USA more and more.”

Expectedly, Matthew will reach near the Nicaragua/Honduras border tomorrow evening and after that will make a more direct landfall as a hurricane in Belize on Saturday night. Matthew will then move northward in the direction of the Gulf of Mexico, where it may intimidate the U.S. during the second half of next week.

So, early next week this way of the storm will be hit the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. This predictable course will obtain Matthew incredibly close to land from Friday night through Tuesday, which will influence the power of the storm.

The all over conditions of atmospheric and sea-surface temperatures are favorable for development, therefore the more time passed over water will allow for Matthew to strengthen more quickly. More interaction with land means that strengthening would be disordered.

U.S. government forecasters do not yet know where the hurricane will go if it makes it into the Gulf of Mexico and how much strength it will have lost due to its interaction with land.

The storm way may depend on the position of a strong storm early-season that forecast to grow in the southeastern United States early next week. The force and point of this storm will say Matthew’s path that means pulling the hurricane northward on the way of the Gulf Coast or shoving the hurricane eastward toward Florida or the western Atlantic.

FOX 13’s chief meteorologist, Paul Dellegatto explained, “As expected, the focus of tropical development is now shifting into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf, which puts the entire Southeast — including Florida — at a higher risk of a storm strike.”

Tropical Storm Matthew (september 23 2010) at 8pm video from Youtube:

Video of Tropical Storm Matthew TWC Coverage (9/23/10) from Youtube:

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