1935 Labor Day Weekend Weather Advisories


The following statistics and notes were recorded by Senior Meteorologist Grady Norton and Junior Meteorologist Gordon Dunn, operating out of the Jacksonville office of the Weather Bureau:

Friday, August 30: Key West reported 91 degrees with winds out of the southwest at 8 mph.

Saturday, August 31, 3:30 p.m.: “A tropical disturbance is moving in the general direction of Key West at 11 mph. The storm’s center is located near Long Island Bahamas. Shifting winds between 39 and 46 mph are reported as being sustained near the center.” An advisory is given for the Bahamas and ships in the vicinity.

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 p.m.: Advisory reported tropical system moving in a west northwestward direction, “… attended by strong shifting wind land squalls over a considerable area and probably gale force near center. Hoist northeast storm warnings (Tropical Storm) Fort Pierce to Miami.”