Tropical Cyclone Elsa loses hurricane status within hours of landing in Florida


Western shifts and wind shear appear to have escaped the more significant effects of Elsa, which was weakened by a tropical cyclone shortly before passing through the Tampa Bay area.

A few hours before it was expected to land in the Cedar Key area, Tropical Storm Elsa was a disorganized rainmaker.

At the time of the National Hurricane Center renewal at 8 am, the maximum wind speed of the storm was 65 mph and the strong tropical cyclone winds extended 90 mph from the center. It headed north along the west coast at 14 mph, about 115 mph northwest of Tampa and 35 mph west of Cedar Key.

Thousands of customers lost power in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday morning, and the area was still receiving tropical cyclone and storm surge warnings.

Hurricane alerts from Chasahowitzka to the Steinhatchie River on the west coast of Florida were still valid, but the Hurricane Center no longer predicted that the hurricane would regain strength before Elsa landed.

Elsa returned to a tropical cyclone after injecting dry air and wind shear.

Elsa returned to a tropical cyclone after injecting dry air and wind shear.

“Although it is predicted that there will be little change in intensity before landing, new convections can cause short-term re-strengthening. Therefore, based on this possibility, hurricane warnings in parts of Florida’s west coast. Is still valid, “the forecaster wrote in a 5 am update.

In the latest orbital projection, Elsa travels inland via Georgia and Carolina towards Jacksonville, rubbing along the northeast coast from Delaware to Massachusetts while retaining the strength of tropical cyclones. It is shown to be.

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