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Elsa almost a hurricane now! Up to 70 mph maximum sustained winds with higher gusts!

Tropical Storm Elsa Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052021 145 PM EDT Tue Jul 06 2021 ...RECON FINDS ELSA STRONGER... Recent Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft data indicate that the Elsa has strengthened and maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. A special advisory will be issued within the hour in place of the intermediate advisory to reflect this change and to issue a hurricane warning for a portion of the west coast of Florida. SUMMARY OF 145 PM EDT...1745 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...25.4N 83.0W ABOUT 95 MI...150 KM NW OF KEY WEST FLORIDA ABOUT 180 MI...290 KM S OF TAMPA FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...95 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 325 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES

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