Depression Sixteen Update
Updated at 10 PM CDT Oct 4, 2017
The Tropical Depression currently known as 'Sixteen' has slowed down a tad to 6 MPH as of 10 PM local (Lake Charles) time, according to Advisory Number Three from the National Weather Service. As we learned with Hurricane Harvey, slowing down is not a good thing as it allows the system to gain steam.
The 1 MPH slowdown could place a potential hurricane over the Florida panhandle by Sunday evening.
Present sustained winds are at 35 MPH, with higher gusts and movement still NW and now at 6 MPH. The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Punta Herrero to Cabo Catoche. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Sandy Bay Sirpi, Nicaragua to Punta Castilla, Honduras.
End of 10 PM Update.
The busy 2017 Hurricane Season continues at this hour with Tropical Depression Sixteen, which appears to be heading to the Florida panhandle, potentially as a hurricane by Sunday afternoon.
At 4PM Lake Charles time, the depression featured winds of 35 MPH and was moving NW at 7 MPH. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Sandy Bay Sirpi, Nicaragua to Punta Castilla, Honduras.
According to Advisory Number 2 from the National Hurricane Center, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides from the depression's associated rain are possible over portions of Central America.