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Hurricane Elsa’s path shifts, West Palm out of the cone

Hurricane Evacuation Route Road Sign
A Directional Sign in Front of Storm Clouds indicating the Storm Evacuation Route.

Hurricane Elsa has weakened and shifted course. As of Saturday morning much of the southeast coast of Florida is no longer in the cone of concern including West Palm Beach. The storm is approaching Hispaniola and conditions there are expected to deteriorate over the next few hours.

The National Hurricane Center has clocked Elsa’s winds at 75 mph, down from 85 mph, but the storm is moving super fast at 31 mph.

With that speed, the storm should be approaching the southwest coast of Florida on Monday.

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Hurricane Elsa Intermediate Advisory Number 12A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM AST Sat Jul 03 2021

…ELSA MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARD THE SOUTH COAST OF HISPANIOLA…
…CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE THERE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
HOURS…

SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…16.5N 70.3W
ABOUT 110 MI…175 KM SE OF ISLA BEATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ABOUT 440 MI…710 KM ESE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 31 MPH…50 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…999 MB…29.50 INCHES