This is an important message from ALERT Indian River
A couple of fronts will be passing through our area bringing with it coastal flooding, erosion, gusty winds, and heavy rain. This will be combined with large swells resulting from a distant Hurricane Teddy which will contribute to several days of high seas, dangerous surf, beach erosion, and coastal flooding along our coastline.
- Conditions will begin to deteriorate Saturday evening and persist through at least Wednesday.
- The rip current threat will become extreme. Seas are forecast to reach 10 to 14 feet, with treacherous conditions at the inlets, especially during outgoing tides.
- Dune erosion is likely near times of high tide Sunday through Monday night.
- Breezy conditions (30-35 mph) are possible Sunday and Monday.
Tropical Storm Wilfred (off the coast of Africa) formed this morning and is the final storm from the “conventional” named storm list. With that, we have officially entered the Greek alphabet with the formation of Subtropical Storm Alpha that formed off the coast of Portugal. The National Hurricane center is monitoring Tropical Depression 22, Hurricane Teddy, and two more systems. None of which pose a direct threat to our area.
Using the Greek alphabet has only happened once before – in 2005. They used six letters from the Greek alphabet that year. The next five names from the Greek alphabet are Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, and Theta.