Media Release

Tropical Depression Number Nine Update

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - At 11 a.m., today, August 30, 2016, the center of Tropical Depression #9 was about 550 miles southwest of Jacksonville, Florida, with winds of 35 mph. Movement was to the west at 7 mph. A turn toward the northwest is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest tonight. A turn toward the north-northeast is expected on Wednesday, August 31.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm today. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect as of 11 a.m. today.

Forecast models are in better agreement on the storm taking a more northeast track as it moves across the northeast Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and Thursday.

View the National Weather Service in Jacksonville’s latest briefing package for Tropical Depression Number Nine.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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