Tropical Storm Elsa Advisory Number 24
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052021
500 AM EDT Tue Jul 06 2021
...ELSA NEAR THE FLORIDA KEYS...
...HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WEST COAST
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM SW OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
ABOUT 270 MI...435 KM S OF TAMPA FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the west-central and Big Bend
coast of Florida from Egmont Key to the Steinhatchee River.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Georgia coast and
portions of the South Carolina coast from the Mouth of St. Marys
River to South Santee River, South Carolina.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* West coast of Florida from Bonita Beach to the Aucilla
River, including Tampa Bay
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* The Cuban provinces of Matanzas, Mayabeque, Havana, and Artemisa
* The Florida Keys from Craig Key westward to the Dry Tortugas
* West coast of Florida from Flamingo northward to Ochlockonee River
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Egmont Key to the Steinhatchee River, Florida
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* West of the Aucilla River to the Ochlockonee River, Florida
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* West of the Ochlockonee River to Indian Pass, Florida
* Mouth of St. Marys River to South Santee River, South Carolina
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was
located near latitude 24.1 North, longitude 82.4 West. Elsa is
moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this
general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a
turn toward the north by tonight. A north-northeastward motion is
expected on Wednesday. On the forecast track, Elsa will pass near
the Florida Keys this morning, and move near or over portions of
the west coast of Florida later today and continuing into Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher
gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast through tonight, and Elsa
could be near hurricane strength before it makes landfall in
Florida. Weakening is expected after it moves inland.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center. A C-MAN station at Sand Key, Florida, recently
measured a wind gust of 45 mph (72 km/h).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).