Tropical Storm Tracker: Tropical Depression 13 Shapes

AND EVEN MORE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. THERE ARE TWO ZONES IN THE TROPICS. 12 IS MOVING WESTWARD AT 15 MPH. IT IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAIN OVER THE ABC ISLANDS AND STRENGTHEN TO A TROPICAL STORM BY MORNING. IT WOULD BE NAMED JULIA. IT WILL INTENSIFY THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN AND LIKELY LANDSCAPE NICARAGUA AS A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE THEN MOVE ACROSS CENTRAL AMERICA.

13 forms of tropical depression, expected to strengthen

Tropical Depression Thirteen formed Thursday evening near the ABC Islands and the coast of Venezuela. The depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Friday morning. The system was located about 60 miles south-southeast of Curacao and had winds of 35 mph. The storm was moving west at 15 mph. “On the forecast track, the cyclone is expected to move near the ABC Islands, the northwest coast of Venezuela and the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia from tonight into Friday morning. The system is then expected to move across the south- western Caribbean Sea, moving near San Andres and Providencia Islands Saturday evening and approaching the coast of Nicaragua Sunday morning,” the National Hurricane Center said. .* San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands Colombia A tropical storm warning is in effect for…* Colombian coast from Riohacha east to the Colombia/Venezuela border A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible in the monitoring area. storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours. Additionally, Tropical Depression 12 was about 800 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands on Thursday. The storm had winds of 30 mph and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph. should have an impact on Florida. KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away. Understand hurricane forecast patterns and cones. Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine. water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned foods and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby’s needs/ children, such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local authorities. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete preparedness activities. If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. PET AND PET SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

Tropical Depression Thirteen formed Thursday evening near the ABC Islands and the coast of Venezuela.

The depression is expected to develop into a tropical storm by Friday morning.

The system was located about 60 miles south-southeast of Curacao and had winds of 35 mph. The storm was moving west at 15 mph.

“On the forecast track, the cyclone is expected to move near the ABC Islands, the northwest coast of Venezuela and the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia from tonight into Friday morning. The system is then expected to cross the southwest of the Caribbean Sea, moving near San Andres and the Providencia Islands Saturday evening, and approaching the Nicaraguan coast Sunday morning,” the National Hurricane Center said.

SUMMARY OF EFFECTIVE WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A hurricane watch is in effect for…

* Islands of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina Colombia

A tropical storm warning is in effect for…

* Coast of Colombia from Riohacha east to the Colombia/Venezuela border

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible in the watch area.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours.

Additionally, Tropical Depression 12 was about 800 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands on Thursday. The storm had winds of 30 mph and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

“A slow weakening is expected, and the depression should become a residual low or dissipate the next day,” the National Hurricane Center said.

None of these systems are expected to impact Florida.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities.
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts.

PET AND PET SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.

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