Hurricane News Archives


Hurricane Matthew Intensifies to Category 5 Storm

September 30, 2016


Hurricane Matthew Intensifies to Category 5 Storm













Hurricane Matthew is currently located in the Carribean Sea due south of Haiti moving west-southwest at 9 mph.

A Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, Matthew is expected to make a turn to the north towards Jamaica, Cuba, and Haiti.

Folks along the U.S. Atlantic coast should monitor this storm closely. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Hermine to Make Landfall Tonight

September 1, 2016


Hurricane Hermine to Make Landfall Tonight













Upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane today, Hermine now has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and will make landfall tonight near Apalachicola, Florida.

Hurricane Hermine could bring torrential downpours, flooding, strong winds, and tornadoes to parts of Florida, while folks along the Atlantic coast all the way up to New England should monitor this storm as it continues to move northeast.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Hermine Develops, Takes Aim for Florida

August 31, 2016


Tropical Storm Hermine Develops, Takes Aim for Florida













Tropical Storm Hermine has officially formed with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Currently located in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Hermine is moving north at 2 mph.

Hermine is projected to move north-northeast over the next few days towards the Florida "Big Bend" region and eventually back into the Atlantic Ocean.

We will continue to monitor this disturbance. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Heating Up as Peak of Hurricane Season Nears

August 23, 2016


Tropics Heating Up as Peak of Hurricane Season Nears













Hurricane season is in full swing, and we are approaching the peak of hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Gaston has officially formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Not expected to affect the U.S., Gaston is strengthening as it moves west-northwest. Folks living in Bermuda and other islands should monitor this storm over the next few days.

Closer to home, there is a tropical disturbance approaching Puerto Rico. This could develop into a named storm and affect the U.S. sometime next week. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to monitor the situation.

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Tropical System Swamps Gulf Coast

August 12, 2016


Tropical System Swamps Gulf Coast













Currently, there are no named storms to monitor in the Atlantic Ocean.

However, as pictured above, a low pressure system is bringing significant rain and flooding to parts of the Gulf Coast, especially to southeast Louisiana.

We do not expect this storm system to develop into a named storm, but we will continue to monitor the situation. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Earl Makes Landfall in Belize

August 4, 2016


Hurricane Earl Makes Landfall in Belize













Hurricane Earl made landfall this morning in Belize as a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

Earl will not affect the United States. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Danielle Forms in the Bay of Campeche

June 20, 2016


Tropical Storm Danielle Forms in the Bay of Campeche













Tropical Storm Danielle formed this morning in the Bay of Campeche. A weak tropical storm, Danielle is moving west-northwest and will make landfall later today in southeastern Mexico.

Danielle is not expected to threated the United States. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Season Begins

June 6, 2016


Hurricane Season Begins













Hurricane season officially kicked off June 1, and we already have some activity in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Colin is a weak tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Colin is moving quickly towards the northeast and will brings rain and winds to Florida and states along the Atlantic coast.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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2015 Hurricane Season Updates



Category 3 Hurricane Joaquin Ravages Bahamas; Expected to Miss U.S.

October 2, 2015


Category 3 Hurricane Joaquin Ravages Bahamas; Expected to Miss U.S.













After ravaging the Bahamas for the past two days, Hurricane Joaquin is now a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and is moving north at 7 mph.

Joaquin is expected to continue moving north and eventually turn towards the northeast. Joaquin is not expected to make landfall in the U.S. However, those in Bermuda should monitor the storm closely.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Remain Calm

September 17, 2015


Tropics Remain Calm














It has been a pretty uneventful hurricane season this year in the Atlantic Ocean, and that trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

At the moment there are a couple disturbances in the Atlantic basin, but nothing that is expected to develop into a major tropical cyclone.

We will continue to monitor the tropics and provide updates as needed. Stay tuned.

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Monitoring Tropical Storm Erika in the Central Atlantic Ocean

August 26, 2015


Monitoring Tropical Storm Erika in the Central Atlantic Ocean














Hurricane Danny has dissipated completely and is no longer a threat. However, Tropical Storm Erika has developed in the central Atlantic and is slowly but surely becoming better organized as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

A weak tropical storm right now with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, Erika is moving west-northwest towards the northern Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico and is projected to gain strength over the next week.

We will continue to monitor this storm. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Danny Reaches Category 2 Strength

August 21, 2015


Hurricane Danny Reaches Category 2 Strength














Hurricane Danny is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Danny continues to move west-northwest and is expected to eventually impact the Lesser Antilles and areas near Puerto Rico.

As seen in the image above, Danny is an unusually small hurricane. Tropical Storm force winds extend over a 75 mile radius from the center of the storm, and hurricane force winds extend over a 15 mile radius. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Danny Moving West towards Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico

August 19, 2015


Tropical Storm Danny Moving West towards Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico














Tropical Storm Danny is moving west in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to gain strength over the next few days. Danny is expected to become a hurricane and will likey affect the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico.

Still very far out in the Atlantic, it's way too early to tell if Danny will affect the United States mainland. Stay tuned for more updates.

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2014 Hurricane Season Updates



Hurricane Season Begins Next Week

May 29, 2015


Hurricane Season Begins Next Week














Hurricane season kicks off this Monday, June 1.

There is nothing to report at the moment, but we will provide updates throughout the rest of the year as we monitor the tropics.

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Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo Aims for Bermuda

October 16, 2014


Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo Aims for Bermuda














Hurricane Gonzalo is now a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph. Moving north at 9 mph, Gonzalo is expected to turn to the northeast and head towards Bermuda.

Gonzalo is a powerful storm with a clearly defined eye. Everyone in Bermuda should prepare for the worst as Gonzalo could make a direct hit on the island this weekend. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Show Signs of Life; Gonzalo Now a Hurricane

October 13, 2014


Tropics Show Signs of Life; Gonzalo Now a Hurricane














While this year's Atlantic hurricane season has been unusually calm, there are two active storms currently in the Atlantic Ocean -- Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo.

Tropical Storm Fay is not a threat to anyone as it moves due east in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. However, Hurricane Gonzalo is a Category 1 storm and is moving northwest just to the east of Puerto Rico (as seen above).

Gonzalo is projected to become a major hurricane and could affect Bermuda as it curves away from the United States. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Edouard Intensifies; Gulf of Mexico is Clear

September 15, 2014


Hurricane Edouard Intensifies; Gulf of Mexico is Clear














Edouard was upgraded to a hurricane over the weekend. A category 2 storm now, Hurricane Edouard is not a threat to the U.S. mainland as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean.

The rest of the tropics remain fairly calm. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Keeping an Eye on the Gulf of Mexico

September 12, 2014


Keeping an Eye on the Gulf of Mexico














A poorly organized tropical wave is currently moving into the Gulf of Mexico as it moves west over the southern part of Florida.

While there is a 20% chance of cyclone formation in the next 48 hours, conditions are not favorable for development. We'll keep an eye on this disturbance over the weekend.

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Tropical Storm Dolly Forms in the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico

September 2, 2014


Tropical Storm Dolly forms in the Bay of Campeche














Tropical Storm Dolly formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico early this morning.

With maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, Dolly is moving west-northwest and will make landfall tonight in Mexico.

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Cristobal Now a Hurricane

August 26, 2014


Cristobal Now a Hurricane














Cristobal is now a hurricane. With maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, Hurricane Cristobal is moving north at 15 mph and will eventually curve to the northeast, avoiding the U.S. entirely.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal Intensifying

August 25, 2014


Tropical Storm Cristobal Intensifying














Tropical Storm Cristobal developed this past weekend over the southeast Bahamas. Cristobal is now a strong tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.

Cristobal is not a threat to the U.S. mainland. The storm is forecast to move north-northeast and could impact Bermuda as a hurricane in a couple days with strong winds and torrential rains.

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Storm Brewing in the Atlantic

August 21, 2014


Storm Brewing in the Atlantic














The tropics are finally heating up. A tropical wave east of the Caribbean Sea has a 50% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

This disturbance is currently moving northwest toward the Bahamas. Forecast models have the potential storm eventually curving north and east. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Bertha Forms in the Atlantic; No Threat to the U.S. Mainland

August 4, 2014


Hurricane Bertha Forms in the Atlantic; No Threat to the U.S. Mainland














Hurricane Bertha has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, just east of the Bahamas. A weak category 1 storm, Bertha has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

Bertha will move north-northeast and should not affect the U.S. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Arthur Targets North Carolina's Outer Banks

July 3, 2014


Hurricane Arthur Targets North Carolina's Outer Banks














With maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, Hurricane Arthur is nearing Category 2 strength as it approaches North Carolina's Atlantic coast. Arthur is moving north/northeast at 13 mph and is expected to continue in this general direction.

Everyone in the hurricane's path should heed all warnings. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Arthur Gaining Strength

July 2, 2014


Tropical Storm Arthur Gaining Strength














Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the season, is intensifying off the Florida east coast as it moves north at 7 mph.

Currently with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, Arthur is expected to become a category 1 hurricane and could bring some nasty weather to the Carolinas as the storm parallels the coast. Stay tuned for more updates.

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2014 Hurricane Season off to Slow Start

June 10, 2014


2014 Hurricane Season off to Slow Start














The 2014 hurricane season is off to a slow start. The tropics are calm with nothing to report at the moment.

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2013 Hurricane Season Updates



2013 Hurricane Season Comes to an End

December 1, 2013

The 2013 hurricane season is officially over. The least active season in more than 30 years, there were only two hurricanes, and neither made landfall in the United States.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics remain calm in the Atlantic; Dangerous Category 5 storm in the Pacific

November 7, 2013


Tropics remain calm in the Atlantic; Dangerous Category 5 storm in the Pacific















As has been the case throughout most of the 2013 hurricane season, there are no tropical threats to report of in the Atlantic Basin. With only a few weeks remaining in this hurricane season, this remains one of the calmest seasons in recent memory.

On the other hand, there is a massive storm in the Pacific Ocean that is worth mentioning. Super Typhoon Haiyan, pictured above, is a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 190 mph. Haiyan is expected to make landfall in the Phillipines as a Category 5 storm.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Remain Calm; No Imminent Threats

October 17, 2013


Tropics Remain Calm; No Imminent Threats














There are no disturbances in the Atlantic Basin that are worth mentioning today. As has been the trend throughout the 2013 hurricane season, conditions remain calm and are expected to remain that way for at least the next week.

As shown in the image above, a cold front is moving through our area and will bring cooler, dryer conditions to the Gulf Coast for the next week. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the end of hurricane season.

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Tropical Storm Karen Ends up Being a Dud; Tropics Back to Calm Self

October 8, 2013


Tropical Storm Karen Ends up Being a Dud; Tropics Back to Calm Self














Tropical Storm Karen weakened so much before making landfall that it ended up being a non-event along the Gulf Coast. Now, the tropics are calm with no immediate threats to the U.S.

Those living along the Gulf Coast are enjoying cool, dry weather after the season's first strong cold front moved through the region this past weekend. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Karen Strengthening; Aims for Northern Gulf Coast

October 3, 2013


Tropical Storm Karen Strengthening; Aims for Northern Gulf Coast














Tropical Storm Karen has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving north-northeast at 5 mph. Karen is expected to continue to strengthen, potentially into a weak hurricane, before making landfall somewhere along the northern Gulf Coast.

Forecast models predict a landfall anywhere between southeast Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Potential Gulf of Mexico Threat Brewing in the Caribbean

October 1, 2013


Potential Gulf of Mexico Threat Brewing in the Caribbean














An area of disturbed weather is currently getting organized in the southwest Caribbean Sea. This tropical moisture is expected to move north-northwest through the Yucatan Peninsula. Once in the Gulf of Mexico, more strengthening is expected, potentially into a strong tropical storm or hurricane.

Current forecast models indicate a landfall near the Florida Panhandle. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Jerry Forms; no Threat to Land

September 30, 2013


Tropical Storm Jerry Forms; not a Threat to the U.S.














Tropical Storm Jerry has officially formed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Moving east at 6 mph, Jerry is a weak tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Jerry is not a threat to the U.S. and should only affect shipping lanes. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics are Calm as Cold Fronts Start Moving Through

September 24, 2013


Tropics are Calm as Cold Fronts Start Moving Through














The tropics are calm as we approach the end of the month, and there are no areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Basin that are of major concern.

Additionally, with cold fronts moving through the region on a regular basis now, the odds that a major storm develops and hits the Gulf Coast are diminishing greatly.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Ingrid Forms in Southern Gulf of Mexico

September 13, 2013


Tropical Storm Ingrid Forms in Southern Gulf of Mexico














Tropical Storm Ingrid has officially formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Ingrid will continue to stregthen as the storm remains relatively stationary until eventually moving west-northwest into eastern Mexico.

While Ingrid is not expected to become a powerful hurricane, Ingrid will still bring torrential rain and strong winds to this region. Anyone in this area should monitor this storm closely and prepare for deteriorating weather in the next few days.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Disturbance Forming in Southern Bay of Campeche

September 12, 2013


Disturbance Forming in Southern Bay of Campeche














An area of tropical moisture located in the southern Bay of Campeche appears to be becoming better organized and has a 60% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone according to the National Hurricane Center. This disturbance will not affect the U.S. Gulf Coast as it is expected to move practically due west into Mexico.

Elsewhere, Hurricane Humberto is churning along as a Category 1 hurricane in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Humberto is not a threat to the U.S. mainland.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Humberto gaining strength, but no threat to U.S.

September 10, 2013


Tropical Storm Humberto Gaining Strength, but no threat to U.S.














Tropical Storm Humberto, located in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean just off the west coast of Africa, is gaining strength and should be upgraded to a hurricane in the next day or two. If upgraded to a hurricane, Humberto would be the first hurricane of the 2013 season.

Humberto is not a threat to the U.S. mainland. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Erin Downgraded to Tropical Depression; Gulf Disturbance Reorganizing

August 16, 2013


Erin Downgraded to Tropical Depression; Gulf Disturbance Reorganizing














In the far eastern Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Erin has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression this morning. Environmental conditions are not favorable for this system to restregthen.

Closer to home, the disturbance near the Yucatan Peninsula (shown above) appears to be reorganizing slowly. Most models predict this storm will head west towards Mexico or south Texas, but a landfall on the northern Gulf Coast has not be ruled out completely. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Gulf of Mexico threat minimal for now; Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic

August 15, 2013


Gulf of Mexico threat minimal for now; Erin forms in eastern Atlantic














Tropical Storm Erin has formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. A small storm for now, Erin is not an immediate threat and is expected to move west-northwest in the open Atlantic.

The Gulf of Mexico threat (pictured above) that we have discussed the past couple days became very disorganized overnight last night. However, once it crosses the Yucatan Peninsula, it could become a weak tropical storm.

We'll keep an eye on both storm systems and keep you posted. Stay tuned.

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Disturbance in Caribbean Sea Becoming Better Organized

August 14, 2013


Disturbance in Caribbean Sea Becoming Better Organized














The disturbance in the southwest Caribbean Sea is getting its act together and should become a tropical depression sometime in the next few days. The next named storm will be Erin.

Conditions are relatively favorable for development, but there remains some uncertainty as to where exactly this storm system will go. With that being said, residents along the northern Gulf Coast should prepare for the possibility of wet weather. Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Threat for the Gulf of Mexico

August 13, 2013


Tropical Threat for the Gulf of Mexico














Activity in the Caribbean Sea is picking up. A tropical wave is expected to develop into a weak tropical system and potentially move towards the northern Gulf of Mexico over the next week.

People in all areas along the Gulf Coast should keep a close eye on this system. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Update: Dorian's Remnants Unlikely to Redevelop

July 31, 2013


Update: Dorian's Remnants Unlikely to Redevelop














What is left of Tropical Storm Dorian's remnants is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone. Conditions are not conducive, and the National Hurricane Center has given the former storm system a 0% chance of redevelopment.

Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the, historically, most active time period of hurricane season.

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Dorian's Remnants have 50% Chance of Redeveloping

July 28, 2013


Dorian's Remnants have 50% Chance of Redeveloping














The National Hurricane Center has given Dorian's remnants a 50% chance of redeveloping into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. The storm's remnants are currently located just northeast of Puerto Rico as shown above.

For those wondering, the system would be named Dorian again if it reorganizes into a tropical storm or hurricane. Everyone along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast should monitor this system over the next few days. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Dorian Weakening

July 26, 2013


Tropical Storm Dorian Expected to Weaken













Tropical Storm Dorian is a weak tropical storm with 40 mph maximum sustained winds. Dorian is moving west, but is expected to weaken to "Depression" status. Pictured above in the mid-Atlantic, Dorian is clearly having trouble staying organized.

We'll keep an eye on Dorian and Dorian's remnants as the storm gets closer to the U.S. mainland. Stay tuned for more updates.

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TS Chantal Racing towards eastern Caribbean

July 8, 2013


TS Chantal Racing towards eastern Caribbean














Tropical Storm Chantal has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and is currently moving west-northwest at 26 mph through the western Atlantic Ocean.

Pictured above in the bottom right corner, Chantal will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the islands of the Lesser Antilles over the next 24-36 hours.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Barry Closes in on Mexico

June 20, 2013


Tropical Storm Barry Closes in on Mexico














A weak tropical storm with sustained winds of 45 mph, Tropical Storm Barry is moving west and will be making landfall in Mexico today.

Barry is not a threat to the U.S. Stay tuned for more updates.

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2012 Hurricane Season Updates



Hurricane Sandy Slams Northeast U.S.

October 29, 2012


Hurricane Sandy Slams Northeast U.S.













Hurricane Sandy made landfall earlier this evening near Atlantic City, New Jersey as a massive Category 1 storm. Sandy has caused record flooding throughout the region -- including in New York City -- due to heavy rain and unprecedented storm surge, and millions are without power.

While the storm is far from over, flooding has begun to recede along the east coast, and conditions for those affected should begin to improve over the next 24-48 hours.

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Hurricane Sandy Skirting up the East Coast -- Aims for Northeast U.S.

October 26, 2012


Hurricane Sandy Skirting up the East Coast -- Aims for Northeast U.S.













Hurricane Sandy is a weak Category 1 hurricane as it is currently moving by Florida. After lashing Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas, the storm now has its eyes set on the northeast U.S.

Forecasters predict the storm will collide with a cold front, bringing potentially unprecedented conditions to areas all along the east coast. Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Storm Sandy Gaining Strength; Hurricane Warning Issued for Jamaica

October 23, 2012


Tropical Storm Sandy Gaining Strength; Hurricane Warning Issued for Jamaica













Tropical Storm Sandy currently has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and is gaining strength in the Caribbean Sea. Sandy is expected to become a hurricane, bringing torrential rain and hurricane-force winds to Jamaica. The storm is currently forecast to make a direct landfall on the island-nation tomorrow.

While Sandy is not a threat to enter the Gulf of Mexico, those in eastern Cuba and the Bahamas should be on high alert as the storm continues northward. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Nadine not a Threat to U.S.

September 14, 2012


Tropical Storm Nadine not a Threat to U.S.













Tropical Storm Nadine, far out in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, is not a threat to the U.S.

While the storm is expected to intensify and become a hurricane, Nadine is moving north-northeast and will only pose a threat to shipping lanes as it eventually takes a turn to the east.

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Weather Conditions Improving Along Gulf Coast

August 30, 2012


Conditions Improving Along Gulf Coast













Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as it moves northward. The storm is currently located in northern Louisiana and will continue to move north throughout the central U.S.

New Orleans and the surrounding area may continue to see heavy rain and gusty winds as Isaac moves away, but the worst of the storm has certainly passed. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Isaac Aims for New Orleans

August 28, 2012


Hurricane Isaac Aims for New Orleans













Hurricane Isaac has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is expected to make landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River sometime overnight tonight.

Conditions in New Orleans will deteriorate as the day goes by, and the eye of the storm is expected to pass just to the west of the city early tomorrow morning. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Enters Gulf of Mexico

August 26, 2012


Tropical Storm Isaac Enters Gulf of Mexico













Tropical Storm Isaac is currently passing over the Florida Keys, and the storm is moving into the Gulf of Mexico. Isaac is still only a tropical storm, but the storm is expected to gain strength and become a hurricane.

Anyone from western Lousiana to the Florida Panhandle should be on high alert. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Isaac Heads for the Gulf of Mexico

August 25, 2012


Tropical Storm Isaac Heads for the Gulf of Mexico













Tropical Storm Isaac has just passed over the island of Hispaniola, and the storm is now moving northwest towards the Florida Keys. Once past the keys, Isaac is expected to move towards the northern Gulf of Mexico, specifically the Alabama and Florida Panhandle costlines.

During this time, Isaac is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Ernesto Makes Landfall as Minimal Hurricane

August 8, 2012


Hurricane Ernesto Makes Landfall as Minimal Hurricane













Hurricane Ernesto made landfall early this morning as a weak category 1 hurricane over the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula. Ernesto will weaken, but heavy rainfall will likely cause flooding throughout this region.

Elsewhere, the tropics are fairly calm for now. Stay tuned for more.

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Hurricane Season Revving Up

August 1, 2012


Hurricane Season Revving Up














As we enter August and approach the peak of hurricane season, it appears this year's hurricane season is beginning to get its act together.

Tropical Depression Five has officially formed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean as it moves west-northwest at 18 mph towards the Caribbean Sea. Strengthening is likely, but this storm is not expected to be a threat to the U.S. anytime soon, if at all.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Debby Drenches Florida

June 25, 2012


Tropical Storm Debby Drenches Florida













Tropical Storm Debby is currently stalled in the Gulf of Mexico just south of the Florida panhandle. Debby has already soaked the entire state of Florida and will likely continue to bring heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of Florida until Debby eventually moves east/northeast into the Atlantic Ocean.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Season Underway; Tropics Calm For Now

June 11, 2012


Hurricane Season Underway; Tropics Calm For Now














The 2012 hurricane season has officially begun, and we've already had two named storms. Now is the time to prepare, so make sure you have a plan in place in case a hurricane heads your way this year.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Rina Develops; Threatens Cancun, Cuba, and Florida

October 24, 2011


Hurricane Rina Develops; Threatens Cancun and Florida













Hurricane Rina has officially developed in the southwest Caribbean Sea and is slowly moving northwest at 5 mph. Rina is projected to continue gaining stregth and become a major hurricane as it approaches Cancun, Mexico. Rina is then projected to turn northeast towards south Florida due to a cold front moving south through the southeast United States.

South Florida could feel effects similar to those felt from Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Storm in Gulf Poses Threat to Florida

October 17, 2011


Storm in Gulf Poses Threat to Florida














A large area of disturbed weather in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico appears to be on the verge of developing into a tropical cyclone and has been given a 60% chance of development by the National Hurricane Center. This disturbance is expected to move in a northeasterly direction towards the Tampa area.

Most of Florida will feel the affects from this disturbance, which will also bring rain and winds to most of the east coast as it continues northeastward past the Sunshine State. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Ophelia Weakens as Philippe Develops

September 26, 2011


Ophelia Weakens as Philippe Develops













Tropical Storm Ophelia has weakened to a depression and is not expected to affect the U.S. mainland as it turns north towards Bermuda. In the far east Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Philippe developed over the weekend. Philippe is also not expected to affect the U.S., much less any land mass, as it moves northward.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Ophelia Develops in Atlantic Ocean

September 21, 2011


Tropical Storm Ophelia Develops in Atlantic Ocean













Tropical Storm Ophelia developed in the Atlantic Ocean last night and is moving west at 16 mph. With current maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, Ophelia is not expected to strengthen much more due to strong wind shear.

The storm is expected to eventually take a northerly track that should not affect the U.S. mainland. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Disturbance Could Bring Torrential Rainfall to Gulf Coast

September 1, 2011


With Irene Gone, Focus Shifts to New Threat in Atlantic Ocean













A tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to slowly develop into a relatively weak tropical cyclone over the next couple days as it moves northward.

This area of disturbed weather should be monitored very closely over the next week because it could bring some serious rainfall to areas anywhere from Texas to Florida. Stay tuned for more updates.

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With Irene Gone, Focus Shifts to New Disturbance in Atlantic Ocean

August 29, 2011


With Irene Gone, Focus Shifts to New Threat in Atlantic Ocean













Hurricane Irene made its way up the U.S. east coast this past weekend, causing extensive damage along the coast -- despite weakening to a weak hurricane.

With Irene out of the picture now, all eyes turn to the eastern Atlantic Ocean, where Tropical Depression #12 has developed off the western African coast. This disturbance is projected to develop into a tropical cyclone and will need to be monitored over the next week.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Irene Serious Threat to U.S. East Coast

August 25, 2011


Hurricane Irene Serious Threat to U.S. East Coast













Hurricane Irene is a massive Category 3 storm now and could strengthen even more before making landfall near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. All residents along the U.S. east coast should monitor this storm closely and prepare appropriately as it is expected to move up the entire coast all the way through New England.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Irene Strengthening -- Could Affect SE U.S.

August 22, 2011


Hurricane Irene Strengthening -- Could Affect SE U.S.













Hurricane Irene moved over Puerto Rico last night and continues to move west-northwest towards the Bahamas.

Irene is expected to strengthen as it continues to move towards the U.S. All residents along the eastern U.S. coast should monitor this storm closely. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Active as Peak of Hurricane Season Approaches

August 16, 2011


Tropics Active as Peak of Hurricane Season Approaches













Although there are currently no hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin, the tropics are fairly active at the moment as we approach the peak of hurricane season. This particular disturbance in the southeast Caribbean Sea could develop into a named storm, but it is not expected to affect the U.S.

Elsewhere, there are a couple other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic that will need to be monitored over the next week or two. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Active as Peak of Hurricane Season Approaches

August 16, 2011


Tropics Active as Peak of Hurricane Season Approaches













Although there are currently no hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin, the tropics are fairly active at the moment as we approach the peak of hurricane season. This particular disturbance in the southeast Caribbean Sea could develop into a named storm, but it is not expected to affect the U.S.

Elsewhere, there are a couple other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic that will need to be monitored over the next week or two. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Remnants of Emily Likely to Re-strengthen

August 5, 2011


Remnants of Emily Likely to Re-strengthen













The remnants of Tropical Storm Emily are predicted to re-organize as a tropical storm over the next couple days, but the storm is still expected to move north just east of the U.S. coast.

This is not considered to be a major threat right now. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Emily Moving West-Northwest Towards Hispaniola

August 2, 2011


Tropical Storm Emily Moving Towards Puerto Rico, Hispaniola













Tropical Storm Emily formed yesterday afternoon and is still a weak tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Right now, Emily is expected to affect Puerto Rico and then the island of Hispaniola.

Hispaniola, a very mountainous island, may hinder the development of Emily. Right now, Emily is expected to either affect Florida, or skirt up the east coast missing the U.S. entirely.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Don Nearing Landfall

July 29, 2011


Tropical Storm Don Nearing Landfall













Tropical Storm Don now has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph as it continues to approach the south Texas coast. Landfall is expected either late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Don Heading Towards Texas Coast

July 28, 2011


Tropical Storm Don Heading Towards Texas Coast













Tropical Storm Don has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving west-northwest at 15 mph. Don is expected to make landfall sometime early Saturday morning on the south Texas coast.

Otherwise, there are a couple other tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin worth monitoring.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Wave in Caribbean Looking Healthier

June 28, 2011


Tropical Wave in Caribbean Looking Healthier













A tropical wave that has been struggling to stay relevant in the Caribbean Sea has finally started to get its act together just south of Cuba and could develop into a tropical storm sometime over the next couple days.

If development occurs, this storm is expected to take a west-northwesterly route and make landfall near the Mexico-Texas border. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Bret Churns off Florida Coast

July 18, 2011


Tropical Strom Churns off Florida Coast













Tropical Storm Bret formed yesterday just north of the Bahamas and is expected to strengthen slightly over the next couple days as it moves northeast into the Atlantic Ocean. Bret currently has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, but the storm is not expected to affect the U.S. mainland.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Remain Quiet at the Moment

July 11, 2011


Tropics Remain Quiet at the Moment














The tropics are currently fairly quiet for the most part. Although there are a couple tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin, neither is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone anytime soon.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Arlene Makes Landfall

June 30, 2011


Arlene Makes Landfall













Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall this morning as a strong tropical storm with sustained winds of 65 mph. This system will bring a lot of rain to Mexico and parts of extreme southern Texas.

Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Storm Arlene Forms in the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico

June 29, 2011


Tropical Storm Arlene Forms in the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico













Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the 2011 hurricane season, has officially formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Arlene has winds of 50 mph and is moving west. The storm is expected to gain a little more strength, possibly becoming a weak hurricane, before making landfall in Mexico late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Disturbance in Gulf Becoming Better Organized

June 28, 2011


Disturbance in Gulf Becoming More Organized













The area of disturbed weather that we have been monitoring the past few days has finally crossed the Yucatan Peninsula and entered the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

There is a moderate chance that this disturbance will develop into the first named storm of the hurricane season, but it is expected to move west and make landfall south of the Texas border near Tampico, Mexico. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics are Heating up

June 24, 2011


Tropics Are Heating Up













A tropical wave in the southwestern Carbibbean Sea has gained momentum and could be our first named storm by the middle of the week next week. However, if development does occur, this disturbance is not projected to make landfall on the United States coast.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Atlantic Basin Remains Quiet

June 22, 2011


Atlantic Basin Remains Quiet













The Atlantic Basin remains quiet as we enter the third week of hurricane season without one named storm yet. Forecasters still expect an active season, so now is the time to get your plan in place.

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Disturbance Moving into the Atlantic Ocean

June 10, 2011


Disturbance Moving into the Atlantic Ocean















The area of concern in the Caribbean Sea has moved northeast and is heading towards the Atlantic Ocean. There is a slight chance that this will develop into a tropical cyclone, but this should not affect the continental U.S.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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Disturbance in Caribbean Brewing

June 6, 2011


Disturbance in Caribbean Brewing















A large area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean Sea is slowly trying to develop and may become the first named storm of this year's hurricane season.

Forecasters are currently unsure which direction this system will go, but many are predicting this will head northeast towards the general area of the Bahamas.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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2011 Hurricane Season Starts Today

June 1, 2011


2011 Hurricane Season Starts Today













Today is the first day of the 2011 hurricane season. A busy season is expected, so now is the time to have a plan in place.

Not even a full day into the official season, we already have some action in the tropics. A disturbance in the Caribbean is slowly brewing and could move northward towards the Gulf of Mexico in the next week or so. Also, a small disturbance off the cost of northeastern Florida is moving west-southwest and should soon move into the Gulf of Mexico. No development is currently expected. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Season Ends Today

November 30, 2010


Hurricane Season Ends Today














Today is the last day of hurricane season. Despite being the third most active year on record, this marks the fifth straight year that the United States has not been directly struck by a major hurricane.

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Hurricane Tomas Lashes Haiti

November 5, 2010


Hurricane Tomas Lashes Haiti












Hurricane Tomas is back to Category 1 strength as it is now passing just to the west of Haiti. Torrential rain, flooding, and landslides are expected.

Elsewhere, the Gulf of Mexico is clear and is expected to stay that way. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Still Very Active; Gulf of Mexico Stays Quiet

October 29, 2010


Tropics Still Very Active; Gulf of Mexico Stays Quiet














Tropical Storm Shary developed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean yesterday, and it could affect Bermuda today as it moves northeast and brushes by the island's east coast. No significant intensification is projected, and the weak storm should pass the island relatively quickly.

Elsewhere, there is a strong tropical wave southeast of the Windward Islands that is expected to develop into our next named storm. This area of disturbed weather should affect parts of the Carribean in the short-term forecast. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Storm Brewing in Carribean Not Expected to Threaten Northern Gulf

October 11, 2010


Storm Brewing in Carribean Not Expected to Threaten Northern Gulf















The area of low pressure in the picture above is slowly developing off the Honduran coast in the western Carribean and should be Tropical Stom Paula within the next 12-24 hours. This disturbance is moving towards the north-northwest, but there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding its future path. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Matt Churning Towards Central America

September 24, 2010


Tropical Storm Matt Churning Towards Central America













Tropical Storm Matt continues to gain strength as it approaches the Central American coast. Weakening is expected once it goes over land; however, this storm should bring torrential rainfall and could cause serious flooding to the affected areas.

It is unclear as to where Matt's remnants will go. Some models have the storm dissipating over land; others have Matt moving back into the Carribean and eventually into the Gulf of Mexico. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Igor Barrelling Towards Bermuda

September 14, 2010


Hurricane Igor Barrelling Towards Bermuda














Hurricane Igor is now a powerful Category 4 storm in the mid-Atlantic Ocean. Igor is expected to continue moving west-northwest and could significantly affect Bermuda in a few days. The image above is of Igor yesterday.

Elsewhere, the disturbance in the Carribean still has a favorable chance to develop but is expected to continue moving west and not enter the Gulf of Mexico. In the far east Atlantic, Hurricane Julia continues to strengthen. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Hermine Slams South Texas

September 7, 2010


Tropical Storm Hermine Slams Texas














Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall late last night over northern Mexico and has now moved north into Texas. Texas can expect to see torrential rains and lots of flooding from Hermine over the next couple days.

Elsewhere, the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston are not expected to regenerate at this moment, and there are no other areas of disturbed weather to discuss right now other than a couple weak tropical waves in the far Atlantic. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Still Rumbling

September 10, 2010


Tropics Still Rumbling














Tropical Storm Igor has been downgraded to a tropical depression, but it is projected to restregthen, possibly into a hurricane. Either way, Igor is in the far Atlantic, and it is not projected to be a threat to the U.S. mainland.

Elsewhere, there is an area of disturbed weather in the southeastern Carribean Sea that has a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. This area needs to be monitored as some models have it moving into the Gulf. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Storm Hermine Slams South Texas

September 7, 2010


Tropical Storm Hermine Slams Texas














Tropical Storm Hermine made landfall late last night over northern Mexico and has now moved north into Texas. Texas can expect to see torrential rains and lots of flooding from Hermine over the next couple days.

Elsewhere, the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston are not expected to regenerate at this moment, and there are no other areas of disturbed weather to discuss right now other than a couple weak tropical waves in the far Atlantic. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Atlantic Basin Bustling: Hurricane Earl May Brush East Coast

August 31, 2010


Atlantic Basin Bustling: Hurricane Earl May Brush East Coast















Hurricane Earl is now a powerful Category 4 storm located just north of the Dominican Republic. The dangerous storm is expected to move north/northwest and then curve to the northeast so that it parallels the east coast of the United States. This is a very dangerous storm, and it should be monitored very closely by those on the east coast.

Tropical Storm Fiona is a weak tropical storm that is moving very quickly to the west/northwest at about 24 mph. Fiona is expected to stay weak, but there is still a bit of uncertainty as to where she will go. Some models take the storm on a similar path as Earl's; others have Fiona drifting to the west. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Extremely Active as we Approach Peak of Season

August 26, 2010


Tropics Extremly Active as we Approach Peak of Season














Hurricane Danielle is now a powerful Category 2 hurricane and is expected to strengthen even more; however, Danielle is expected to curve towards the northeast and avoid Bermuda.

Right behind Danielle is Tropical Storm Earl. Earl is a weak system right now, but strengthening is expected to occur as it moves westward. Finally, behind Earl there is a new tropical wave that is expected to slowly develop. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Danielle Expected to Strengthen; Could Sideswipe Bermuda

August 25, 2010


Hurricane Danielle Expected to Stregthen; Could Sideswipe Bermuda














Hurricane Danielle is once again a hurricane and is expected to continue to strengthen as it moves quickly to the west-northwest at about 17 mph. The storm is still expected to turn north and stay out to sea, but it could very well affect Bermuda.

Elsewhere, there is another system getting organized behind Danielle, and this area of disturbed weather is expected to take a similar path as Danielle has. Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Storm Danielle Expected to Become Strong Hurricane

August 23, 2010


Tropical Storm Danielle Expected to Become Strong Hurricane














Tropical Storm Danielle is now a strong tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. The storm is becoming well organized and is expected to become a hurricane sometime in the next day or so.

Danielle is moving west-northwest and is expected to curve to the north and avoid the U.S. entirely. Bermuda could feel some effects of the storm depending on its path. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Nothing to Worry About in the Atlantic Basin

August 19, 2010


Nothing to Worry About in the Atlantic Basin














The tropics are currently very calm. There are no active systems in the Atlantic Basin, and there is nothing projected to develop anytime soon.

Regardless of the inactivity, experts are still predicting this hurricane season to be a busier than average season. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Northern Gulf Expecting Torrential Rainfall

August 16, 2010


Northern Gulf Coast Expecting Torrential Rainfall















The storm formerly known as Tropical Depression #5 has re-emerged over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to eventually start moving west towards southeast Louisiana.

Some intensification is possible--maybe even to tropical storm status--but flooding rains are expected to be the real threat with this system. Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Depression #5 Moving Towards Northern Gulf

August 11, 2010


Tropical Depression #5 Moving Towards Northern Gulf














Tropical Depression #5 is slowly moving towards the Louisiana/Mississippi border. The disturbance could become Tropical Storm Danielle by the time it makes landfall.

Keep an eye on this system; torrential rainfall is expected.

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Tropics Becoming Active Again

August 10, 2010


Tropics Becoming Active Again














An area of low pressure in the southeast Gulf of Mexico is becoming better organized right now and could be classified as a Tropical Depression by the end of the day today or early tomorrow.

This area of disturbed weather should continue to intensify over the next day or two as it moves north-northwest towards the northern Gulf of Mexico, but it is currently not expected to become a hurricane. Anyone living in the Louisiana/Mississippi corridor should keep a watchful eye on this disturbance. Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Storm Colin Not Expected to be Major Threat

August 3, 2010


Tropical Storm Colin Not Expected to be Major Threat














Tropical Storm Colin is racing through the Atlantic Ocean at 35 mph in a west-northwest direction.

This storm is not expected to intensify and could very well dissipate as it continues on its current path. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Rigorous Tropical Wave Moving Across Atlantic Ocean

July 28, 2010


Rigorous Tropical Wave Moving Across Atlantic Ocean














The tropics are fairly quiet for the time being. There is nothing to worry about right now in the Gulf of Mexico or Carribean Sea; however, there is a tropical wave in the far Atlantic that is worth keeping an eye on.

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Tropics Calm Again for Now

July 26, 2010


Tropics Calm Again for Now














The storm formerly known as Bonnie moved into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend and dissipated as it made landfall near southeast Louisiana.

Otherwise, the tropics are fairly calm today with nothing projected to develop over the next couple days. Stay tuned for more as we continue to approach the busy period of hurricane season.

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Tropical Storm Bonnie Racing through South Florida towards Northern Gulf

July 23, 2010


Tropical Storm Bonnie Racing through South Florida towards Northern Gulf














With sustained winds of 40 mph, Tropical Storm Bonnie is currently moving west-northwest through south Florida at nearly 18 mph.

Bonnie is not expected to intensify much more, but it will bring heavy rain and gusty winds wherever it makes landfall on the northern Gulf Coast.

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Tropical Depression 3 Slowly Getting Organized; Headed for Northern Gulf

July 22, 2010


Tropical Depression 3 Slowly Getting Organized; Headed for Northern Gulf














Tropical Depression 3 is slowly gaining strength as it continues to move west-northwest. Current models have this storm landing somewhere near the southeastern Louisiana coast, but they do not predict this system to strengthen past tropical storm status.

Keep a close eye on this storm. Stay tuned.

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Disturbance Currently Fighting off Dry Air; Still Expected to Develop

July 21, 2010


Disturbance Currently Fighting Dry Air; Still Expected to Develop














The disturbance located near Puerto Rico is fighting off dry air as it continues to move west-northwest. This dry air has prevented the system from already developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm; however, the unfavorable conditions for development are not expected to last much longer.

There is still a high chance for development. Keep an eye on this system because there is a chance it could enter the Gulf of Mexico a few days from now. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Starting to Rumble Again

July 19, 2010


Tropics Starting to Rumble Again














While the tropics have been pretty calm over the past couple weeks, it appears as if there may some activity on the horizon. Right now, experts are analyzing two areas of disturbed weather (each is circled in the image above). Both areas have about a 10-20% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next two days.

Both tropical waves are moving west-northwest, but the one that is located just north of Puerto Rico looks much more ominous at this time. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropical Depression #2 Making Landfall Today

July 8, 2010


Tropical Depression #2 Making Landfall Today














Tropical Depression #2 should be moving inland soon near Brownsville, Texas. This system is expected to drench the southern Texas/northern Mexico region.

Southeast Louisiana is in the clear thanks to an area of high pressure that moved into our area yesterday. Elsewhere, the tropics are relatively calm for the time being. Stay tuned for more info..

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Tropics in a Frenzy

July 6, 2010


Tropics in a Frenzy














The tropics are well and alive this morning. The area of low pressure in the northern Gulf we had been monitoring for the past few days finally moved over Louisiana last night, keeping it from developing into anything serious.

More importantly though, an area of disturbed weather in the northwestern Carribbean Sea will be entering the Gulf of Mexico today, and this system has the potential to develop into Tropical Storm Bonnie. Most projections have this storm moving northwest towards Texas, but that could change. Stay tuned for more.

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New Area of Low Pressure Developing in Gulf of Mexico

July 2, 2010


New Area of Low Pressure Developing in Gulf of Mexico














An area of low pressure has developed in the northeast Gulf of Mexico and has a slight chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next couple days. This area of disturbed weather is expected to move in a westerly direction and could bring heavy rain to parts of the northern Gulf Coast.

Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Alex Makes Landfall in Northern Mexico

July 1, 2010


Alex Makes Landfall in Northern Mexico














Alex, now a Tropical Storm, made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane last night in northern Mexico near the border. Alex's wind speeds will continue to decrease as the storm weakens, but, the remains of the system are still expected to continue to produce large amounts of rain for Mexico, Texas, and the northern Gulf Coast.

Otherwise, the Atlantic Basin is fairly quiet right now. Stay tuned for more info.

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Nearly a Hurricane, Alex Heading Towards Texas/Mexico Border

June 29, 2010


Alex Heading Towards Texas/Mexico Border














Tropical Storm Alex is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane sometime tonight as it continues moving towards a northern Mexico/southern Texas landfall.

Outer bands will continue to affect southeast Louisiana for at least the next day or so. Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Storm Alex Strengthens as it Enters Gulf

June 28, 2010


Tropical Storm Alex Strengthens as it Enters Gulf















Tropical Storm Alex is currently headed northwest and is expected to strengthen fairly significantly as it moves over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Landfall is expected to occur around southern Texas near the Mexican border, but that could change over the next couple days.

While southeast Louisiana is not expected to be significantly affected by Alex, outer bands of the storm are expected to affect us, giving us the possibility for rain and gusty winds. Stay tuned for more.

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Tropical Wave Becoming Better Organized

June 23, 2010


Tropical Wave Becoming Better Organized














While it is still far out in the Carribbean Sea, the tropical wave shown in the image above is starting to become better organized as it continues to move in a west-northwest direction.

This system is entering some very warm waters, and conditions appear to be ripe for development. Keep a close eye on this disturbance, and stay tuned for more from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Storm Brewing in Carribbean

June 21, 2010


Storm Brewing in Carribbean














A new area of disturbed weather, located in the eastern Carribbean, is slowly becoming more organized as it is encountering conditions that are fairly conducive for further development.

Keep an eye on this tropical wave as it is currently projected to move west-northwest in the general direction of the Yucatan Peninsula. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Disturbance Less Likely to Develop

June 15, 2010


Disturbance Less Likely to Develop














The disturbance in the central Atlantic that, yesterday, seemed poised to become our first named storm of the year, appears to have weakened and entered an environment less conducive for development.

It is not expected to strengthen over the next couple days, but keep an eye on it as it continues to move west-northwest, possibly towards the Bahamas. Stay tuned for more.

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Disturbed Area in Atlantic Could Develop

June 14, 2010


Disturbed Area in Atlantic Could Develop














An area of disturbed weather in the Central Atlantic is likely to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm sometime in the next two days or so. This disturbance is projected to continue moving in a west-northwesterly direction as it continues to become more organized.

Keep an eye on this area as this may be our first named storm of the season. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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What to Expect in June

June 2, 2010


What to Expect in June















June is typically a very quiet month of hurricane season, but since this year is expected to be a very busy season--along with the ongoing massive oil spill--here is some good background information on June hurricanes in the past and what could be in store for us over the next month.

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Development not Expected in Western Carribbean

June 2, 2010


No Development Expected in the western Carribbean














As seen in the image above, there is not much to worry about anytime soon in terms of tropical development in the Carribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico. Stay tuned for more.

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Hurricane Season Officially Begins Today; Remains of Agatha Lingering in Western Carribean

June 1, 2010


Remains of Agatha Lingering













Today officially marks the first day of the 2010 hurricane season. Expected to be a very busy season, the remains of Tropical Storm Agatha are lingering in the western Carribbean Sea and appear headed in an east-northeast direction.

Strengthening is not projected at this point, but the system is still fairly organized (see image), so that could change. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Atlantic Basin Quiet Again

May 26, 2010


Atlantic Basin Quiet Again













The area of disturbed weather that had the chance of developing into a tropical cyclone yesterday has dissipated and is no longer a threat to the eastern U.S. seaboard. At worst, this weather will bring some rain and gusty winds to parts of the U.S. east coast.

In other news, there are new predictions out there that anticipate a busier than normal hurricane season. While this is a fairly common, almost annual occurrence, the eastern and northeastern regions of the U.S. are the areas that are especially expected to see an increase in activity this hurricane season.

Here is an interesting article explaining the increased prognosis. Stay tuned for more from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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First Action of the Year in the Atlantic Basin

May 24, 2010


First Action of the Season













The 2010 hurricane season has not even officially begun, and we already have the first activity in the Atlantic Basin. While this is nothing to be too concerned about, it is still worth keeping an eye on because it is headed north-northwest and could affect the eastern U.S. seaboard.

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Hurricane Season Officially Over

November 30, 2009


2009 Hurricane Season Officially Over
















The 2009 hurricane season officially ends today. There are currently no areas of disturbed weather anywhere in the Atlantic Basin; it is likely that we will not see another cyclone develop until the 2010 hurricane season.

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Ida Makes Landfall as a Tropical Storm

November 9, 2009


Ida Makes Landfall as a Tropical Storm














Tropical Storm Ida finally made landfall near Dauphin Island, Alabama this morning. The slow-moving storm has finally made its projected turn to the east, and it should continue in this general direction until it dies out.

Elsewhere, there is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles north-northeast of the Leeward Islands. The chance for development is very low, but we will keep you posted if anything spins up. Stay tuned.

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Hurricane Ida Bearing Down on Gulf Coast

November 9, 2009


Hurricane Ida Bearing Down on Gulf Coast














Packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, Hurricane Ida is heading in a northerly direction and will make landfall late tonight near Mobile, AL. While avoiding the brunt of the storm, southeast Louisiana is still under a Tropical Storm Warning and will experience gusty winds, heavy rains, high seas, and possible flooding. Ida will likely weaken to a tropical storm before making landfall.

Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team as we continue to monitor this year's first November hurricane.

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Tropical Depression Ida Poised to Reemerge Over Water

November 6, 2009


Tropical Depression Ida Poised to Reemerge Over Water














As expected, Ida has weakened to tropical depression status as it crossed over land last night. Ida will reemerge over water today and is expected to regain strength moving towards Cancun.

Keep an eye on Ida as it will enter the Gulf of Mexico by the beginning of next week. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Ida is First November Hurricane of 2009 Season

November 5, 2009


Ida is First November Hurricane of 2009 Season














Ida has offically been upgraded to a hurricane--our first of November. Maximum sustained winds are now at 75 mph, as it moves northwest at 6 mph. Ida will make landfall today in Nicaragua, will most likely weaken considerably, and then will re-strengthen as it heads back over sea.

Ida will probably enter the Gulf of Mexico in a few days, so keep a watchful eye on this storm. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropical Storm Ida Gaining Strength in the Carribean

November 4, 2009


Tropical Storm Ida Forms in Carribean Sea














Tropical Storm Ida has officially formed in the southwestern Carribean Sea. Ida now has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving very slowly towards Nicaragua.

Ida will lose strength as it goes over land but is projected to restrengthen as it goes back over water. Additionally, there is a good chance Ida will move into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tropical Depression #11 Develops in Carribean Sea

November 4, 2009


Tropical Depression #11 Forms in Carribean Sea














Tropical Depression #11 has formed in the southwestern Carribean Sea this morning and is expected to be upgraded to tropical storm status sometime in the next twenty-four hours. The storm is expected to remain fairly stationary for the next day or so and eventually move north.

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Area of Low Pressure Forms in Carribean

November 3, 2009


Atlantic Basin Still Showing Signs of Life














An area of low pressure developed overnight in the southwestern Carribean Sea just to the east of Costa Rica. Development is a possibility as this area of weather is projected to remain fairly stationary over the next couple days.

Otherwise, the tropics are fairly quiet. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Atlantic Basin Still Showing Signs of Life

November 2, 2009


Atlantic Basin Still Showing Signs of Life














An area of disturbed weather with the potential for development is located about 300 miles east-northeast of Bermuda. This area of weather is moving north and will eventually turn to the northeast; therefore, while there is a medium chance for tropical development now, conditions will become less conducive for development as this system moves farther north.

Elsewhere, the Atlantic Basin is fairly quiet; there is an area of convection in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, but development is not projected at this point.

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No Threat in Sight

October 27, 2009


No Threat in Sight














The radar is for the most part clear this morning over the Atlantic Basin. With another cold front sweeping through the southeast U.S. right now, the chance that a storm spins up and heads our way is very small; cold fronts tend to act as defense-shields as they tend to deflect oncoming storms.

At this point the highest probability of a storm spinning up would be from the remnants of one of these cold fronts sitting over the Gulf of Mexico or just off the U.S. East Coast. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Atlantic Basin Quiet for Time Being

October 26, 2009


Atlantic Basin Quiet for Time Being














The Atlantic Basin is fairly quiet right now. Nothing is projected to develop at this point in time, but there is an area of convection in the Gulf of Mexico--associated with the remnants of a cold front--worth monitoring.

With the waters still as warm as they are, the possibility that something spins up is still very possible. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Lingering System in Carribbean Sea not Expected to Develop

October 23, 2009


Tropics Still Brewing














The two areas of disturbed weather that we have been monitoring this week have gradually morphed into one large area of unsettled weather that has the slight possibility of developing into a tropical cyclone.

Despite the cold fronts that have been coming through, the chance something develops will always be there because the waters in the Atlantic Basin are still very high. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropics Still Brewing

October 22, 2009


Tropics Still Brewing














The Atlantic Basin is fairly calm today as we approach the final week of October; however, there are a couple areas to keep a watchful eye on. The areas of disturbed weather that warrant monitoring are both remnants of a stalled cold front: one area is located in the southwestern Carribean; the other is located just east of the Bahamas.

Both areas have been virtually stationary the past couple days, but each is expected to drift towards the Gulf of Mexico. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Alert Level Elevated to "Cautious;" Hurricane Season not Over Yet

October 20, 2009


Bellwether Lowers Alert Level to














An area of disturbed weather located in the southwestern Carribbean Sea has the potential to develop into a tropical cyclone as it moves northward paralleling the Central American coast.

In response to this tropical activity, the Bellwether Alert Level has been re-elevated to "Cautious," and the Bellwether Hurricane Team will continue to monitor this area closely. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Bellwether Lowers Alert Level to "Low"

October 15, 2009


Bellwether Lowers Alert Level to














With the first real cold front of the year making its way through the area sometime tonight, the Bellwether Hurricane Team is lowering it's offical alert level to "low." The chances that a tropical system develops and makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico are slim to none; however, if anything does change, we will be the first to let you know.

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Hurricane Season Appears to be Winding Down

October 13, 2009


Hurricane Season Appears to be Winding Down














As the radar indicates this morning, there is absolutely nothing to worry about in the Atlantic Basin. Conditions remains very unfavorable for any kind of cyclonic development in the tropics, and this pattern of inactivity will most likely continue throughout the rest of this year's hurricane season.

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Atlantic Basin Calm As Ever

October 12, 2009


Atlantic Basin Calm As Aver














The Atlantic Basin is for the most part eerily calm. While there is still officially well over a month and a half left in the hurricane season, it appears as if this hurricane season is winding down to an early finish.

At this moment the only area of weather worth watching is a small area of disturbed weather in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Development is not projected at the moment, but stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Henri has Dissipated; Atlantic Basin Very Quiet

October 9, 2009


Henri has Dissipated; Atlantic Basin Very Quiet














The storm formerly known as Henri has dissipated and is now just a remnant low. This area is not expected to redevelop, but keep an eye on it as it moves west into the Gulf of Mexico.

In the southeast Carribean Sea, there is another area of disturbed weather, but development is not expected. Right now, it is interacting with northern Venezuela, bringing rain and winds to some areas, but, more importantly, hindering development.

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Henri now a Tropical Depression; Projected to move into Gulf of Mexico

October 8, 2009


Tropical Depression Henri Headed for Gulf of Mexico














Henri has officially weakened to tropical depression status and is not expected to gain strength anytime soon; however, whatever is left of Henri several days from now is projected to enter the Gulf of Mexico.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, there is another area of disturbed weather several hundred miles south of Henri that has a low potential for development. We will continue to monitor this disturbance as it moves west-northwest.

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Tropical Storm Henri Strengthens Overnight

October 7, 2009


Tropical Storm Henri Slowly Strengthening














Tropical Storm Henri looks much more organized this morning as it continues to move in a west-northwest direction at about 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds are now at 50 mph, but the storm is not projected to gain too much more strength. Keep an eye on Henri over the next few days.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, there is a new disturbance, located several hundred miles to the southeast of Henri, that could develop into a tropical cyclone over the next few days.

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Grace Long Gone; Tropical Storm Henri forms in Mid-Atlantic

October 6, 2009


Grace Long Gone; Atlantic Fairly Calm














The remnants of Tropical Storm Grace have moved on to Ireland and the surrounding British Isles. The final advisory for Grace was issued late last night.

Otherwise, the area of disturbed weather in the mid-Atlantic has officially formed into Tropical Storm Henri as it continues to move northwest around 18 mph.

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Tropical Storm Grace Racing Towards British Isles

October 5, 2009


Tropical Storm Grace Racing Towards British Isles














Tropical Storm Grace is located several hundred miles west-northwest of Portugal in the far east Atlantic Ocean. Grace is of no threat to anyone near North America as she is racing towards the northeast at around 30 mph, eventually expected to make landfall somewhere near Ireland and the U.K.

Otherwise, there is a large area of disturbed weather in the mid-Atlantic; keep an eye on this area as it could develop into something over the next couple days. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Disturbance in Atlantic Could Develop

September 25, 2009


New Disturbance in the Atlantic Could Develop














Just west of the Cape Verde Islands, there is an area of disturbed weather that has a high chance of developing into a new named storm. If development does occur, this system is expected to move north-northwest out of harm's way--for the time being.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, there is a large area of disturbed weather coming off the coast of Africa. Keep an eye on this disturbance, and stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Atlantic Continues Pattern of Inactivity

September 24, 2009


Atlantic Continues Pattern of Inactivity














There is nothing in the Atlantic worth paying much attention to at this current time. There is a tropical wave just west of the Cape Verde Islands, but development is not likely in the near future. This has been one of the quietest Septembers in recent memory. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Minimal Activity in Atlantic Basin

September 23, 2009


Minimal Activity in Atlantic Basin














The Atlantic Ocean remains relatively quiet today. The remnants of the storm formerly known as Fred will bring some coastal showers to Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Otherwise, there are a few areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic Basin worth keeping an eye on; however, none of these areas are expected to develop into anything in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Atlantic Calm as Can Be

September 22, 2009


Atlantic Calm as Can Be














The remnants of the storm formerly known as Fred have once again been weakened by strong wind shear. The remnants are now located 200-300 miles off the Florida/Georgia coast and are expected to eventually make landfall somewhere along the U.S. East Coast.

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Are Fred's Remnants Making a Comeback?

September 21, 2009


Are Fred's Remnants Making a Comeback?














The remnants of the storm formerly known as Fred appear to be redeveloping into something worth monitoring. Located only about 400-500 miles east of the northern Florida East Coast, these remnants will eventually make landfall in the next day or so as they move at about 10 mph.

At this point it is unclear if these remnants will redevelop into an official depression or named storm; stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Atlantic Basin Remains Calm

September 18, 2009


Atlantic Basin Remains Calm














After a few days of inactivity, it appears as if the tropics are showing signs of life again. The remnants of the storm formerly known as Fred are now located approximately 450 miles north of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, but they are still not expected to redevelop as they continue to move west at 10 to 15 mph.

Otherwise, there is an area of disturbed weather approximately 1000 miles west of the southern Cape Verde Islands that appears to be getting better organized as it moves west-northwest at about 10 mph. There is better than average chance that this disturbance will develop into a named storm over the next few days. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Atlantic Basin is Quiet

September 17, 2009


Atlantic Basin is Quiet














The Atlantic Basin is very quiet today, and it appears that this inactivity will continue for the next few days. After a flurry of activity at the end of August and beginning of September, the tropics have really calmed down the past week. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Weak Disturbances Clutter Atlantic Basin

September 16, 2009


Weak Disturbances Clutter Atlantic Basin














The tropics are still relatively quiet today; there is nothing in the Atlantic Basin that is of great concern to anyone right now. However, there are multiple areas of disturbed weather being monitored for possible, yet unlikely, development. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropics are Quiet

September 15, 2009


Tropics are Calm














This morning, the radar shows the tropics are relatively calm. There are a couple areas of disturbed weather to keep an eye on, but nothing that poses any serious threat to anyone at this time. The first area involves what is left of the storm formerly known as Fred. While there is still some convection flaring up from this disturbance, redevelopment is not projected.

The other area of disturbed weather to monitor is a tropical wave located just west of the Cape Verde Islands. This area appears to be gaining convection, but development is not expected to occur just yet as it moves in a westerly direction.

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September Usually Busiest Month of Hurricane Season

September 14, 2009


September Origins














While the tropics are fairly quiet today, it is important for everyone to understand that we are in the thick of the hurricane season. The official peak date of hurricane season is September 10th.

The graphic above shows the historic origins and paths taken by named storms in the month of September. Stay tuned for more.

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Fred's Remnants not Expected to Develop

September 14, 2009


Fred's Remnants














Fred's remnants are barely discernable as they move in a west-northwest direction between 10 and 15 mph. While a counter-clockwise circulation is still present, redevelopment is not expected due to unfavorable conditions.

Otherwise, the tropics are very quiet. Stay tuned for more udpates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Hurricane Fred Weakens; Weakening Expected to Continue

September 10, 2009


Hurricane Fred Weakens














Hurricane Fred is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Fred is moving northwest at about 12 mph and will continue to weaken as he continues to move in this general direction.

As Fred weakens to a remnant low over the next few days, the system is projected to eventually make a turn to the west. Redevelopment is not projected at this time.

Elsewhere, there is an area of low pressure in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico that is expected to move north-northeast and bring a significant amount of tropical moisture this weekend to areas of the western and northern Gulf Coast, especially southeast Louisiana. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Fred now a Major Hurricane

September 9, 2009


Hurricane Fred














Fred quickly strengthened overnight and is now a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. Fred is moving west-northwest at 13 mph and is expected to eventually make a turn to the north, avoiding all land masses.

Although Fred is now a very powerful storm, significant weakening is projected once he makes that projected turn to the north. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropical Storm Fred Projected to Stregthen

September 8, 2009


Tropical Storm Fred














Tropical Storm Fred--located a few hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands--is moving west-northwest at approximately 15 mph. Fred is expected to strengthen to a strong tropical storm and/or a weak hurricane, but Fred is expected to avoid any land, taking a sharp turn to the North over the next couple days.

Otherwise, the tropics in the Atlantic Basin are pretty quiet. There is an area of low pressure located just off the coast of North Carolina, but development is not likely as it moves north. Also, there is an area of stormy weather over the Bay of Campeche in the southwestern part of the Gulf of Mexico, but no imminent development is expected. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Erika now a Remnant Low; Tropics Relatively Quiet today

September 4, 2009


Atlantic Basin Relatively Quiet














The storm formerly known as Erika is now just an area of low pressure as it continues to drift in a westerly direction. This area of convection is expected to finally start moving in a northwesterly direction today and eventually north, paralleling the U.S. coast.

Elsewhere in the tropics, the latest tropical wave to come off the west coast of Africa is located just south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands and is expected to track west-northwest. This area could become our next named storm next week. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropical Storm Erika likely to be Downgraded to Tropical Depression

September 3, 2009


Tropical Storm Erika














Tropical Storm Erika continues to fight strong wind shear, keeping her very weak and disorganized. Maximum sustained winds are at a meager 40 mph as the system moves west-northwest at 7 mph.

Erika is expected to weaken to a tropical depression today and--other than bringing some heavy downpours and gusty winds to some of the islands in the northeastern Caribbean Sea--will likely become a complete non-factor. She is eventually expected to make a turn to the northwest as she peters out.

Elsewhere, there is a new tropical wave off the coast of Africa worth monitoring over the next week as it makes its way across the Atlantic. Stay tuned for more udpates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Uncertainty Clouds Projected Track of Tropical Storm Erika

September 2, 2009


Tropical Storm Erika














Tropical Storm Erika continues its trend of unpredictability: after gaining some strength last night, the storm has weakened back to a storm with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Moreover, Erika, now moving at a snail-like pace of 7 mph to the west, is forecast by most models to make a turn more to the northwest, but this has been forecast for the past few days, and the storm has yet to make that turn.

Keep a vigilant eye on this storm because there are a couple forecast models that have Erika continuing its westward track into the Gulf of Mexico. It is clear that forecasters are having troubling determining Erika's future. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropical Storm Erika Forms near Leeward Islands

September 1, 2009


Tropical Storm Erika














Tropical Storm Erika has officially formed to the east of the Northern Leeward Islands. Maximum sustained winds are currently at 50 mph as the system continues to move in a west-northwest direction at a slow 9 mph.

Erika could strengthen, but because the storm is encountering strong wind shear, do not expect much strengthening in the near future.

There is still great uncertainty as to where this system will track. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Disturbance Could be Upgraded Today

September 1, 2009


Disturbance Becoming Better Organized














The disturbance we have been watching the past few days gained considerable convection and became better organized overnight. Hurricane hunters will be flying into this storm today, and if a low-level circulation is found along with strong enough winds, this system could be upgraded to tropical depression or tropical storm status.

The system is still moving west-northwest at about 10 mph, and there is still great uncertainty as to where this system will track. Some models track the storm more towards the north; some models have the storm moving in a more westerly direction.

Otherwise, worth mentioning is Hurricane Jimena's approaching landfall on the Baja California Peninsula as a near Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 155 mph. The storm will probably weaken some before reaching the peninsula, but Jimena will still make landfall as a powerful storm. Stay tuned for more updates.

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All Eyes on Disturbance in Atlantic; Could Enter Gulf of Mexico

August 31, 2009


Disturbance Could Enter Gulf of Mexico














The Atlantic Ocean's flurry of activity appears to be continuing as we approach the average peak of hurricane season. While there are no major storms to discuss, there is a healthy area of disturbed weather that appears to be becoming pretty well organized and could develop into a named storm in the next 24-72 hours. The next named storm will be Erika.

The disturbed area (circled above) is moving west-northwest at 15 mph and needs to be monitored very closely; there is a bit of uncertainty as to where this disturbance is headed.

Some models have this system moving towards the Gulf of Mexico; others have it moving in a more northwesterly direction toward the U.S. East Coast. Additionally, because it is still very far away from any land, there is plenty of time for this system to strengthen. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropical Storm Danny Weakens; Disturbance in far Atlantic Likely to Develop

August 28, 2009


Tropical Storm Danny and New Disturbance in Atlantic Ocean














Due to unfavorable conditions that developed yesterday, Tropical Storm Danny is barely hanging on to its tropical storm status with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph. Danny is moving north-northwest at about 9 mph and will eventually take a turn towards the north-northeast. Re-strengthening is possible, but this window of opportunity will only likely be open for Danny over the next twenty-four hours. Although parts of the U.S. eastern seaboard could see some rain and wind from Danny, it appears as if Halifax, Nova Scotia will feel the worst effects of the storm.

Otherwise, keep an eye on the disturbance in the far Atlantic. There is a bit of uncertainty on where this system will go. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team as this system could be upgraded soon.

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Tropical Storm Danny Slowly Strengthening; Keep Close Eye on New Disturbance

August 27, 2009


Tropical Storm Danny and New Disturbance in Atlantic Ocean














Tropical Storm Danny is slowly becoming better organized as it continues its current northwest track at a pretty slow pace of about 10 mph. Danny's maximum sustained winds are now at 60 mph; the storm is currently located a few hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas.

Elsewhere in the tropics, the latest tropical wave to come off the west coast of Africa is expected to track in a westerly direction over the next couple days. This system needs to be watched closely as it could eventually end up in the Carribbean Sea and/or Gulf of Mexico. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropical Storm Danny Forms; Expected to Strengthen

August 26, 2009


Tropical Storm Danny














Tropical Storm Danny has officially formed. Maximum sustained winds are currently at 45 mph as the system is moving west-northwest at 18 mph.

Danny is expected to take a path very similar to Hurricane Bill's path last week; however, Danny could track a little farther west, posing a slight threat to immediate coastal areas anywhere north of North Carolina. Stay tuned for more.

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Disturbance Likely to be Upgraded Today

August 26, 2009


Danny Could Develop Today














The latest disturbance we are currently focused on could be upgraded to a tropical storm today. The storm's name would be Danny.

It is currently being investigated by a NOAA Hurricane Hunter Aircraft. The storm became better organized overnight last night, and if the hurricane hunter finds winds greater than 39 mph, the disturbance will likely be immediately upgraded to a tropical storm. Stay tuned for more.

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World's Ocean-Temperatures at All-Time High

August 24, 2009


Tropical Storm Bill



















One worrisome fact regarding this year's tropical conditions revolves around the world's current record-high ocean temperatures. Here is an informative article written by Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press discussing this issue.

The image above is an image of Tropical Storm Bill off the northeast coast of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a small group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northeast coast of Canada.

While it does not look like much of anything to talk about, the fact that Bill is still an organized storm at such a high latitude of the Northern Hemisphere is a prime example of how the record warm waters could be fueling tropical systems that much more.

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Bill out of Picture; New Disturbance to Watch

August 24, 2009


Hurricane Bill is Long-Gone














Hurricane Bill (now officially a tropical storm) is no longer a story as the once-powerful storm moved North and East this past weekend, first brushing the west coast of Bermuda and then side-swiping the east coast of New England and Nova Scotia.

At this point the tropics are relatively calm, but there is a disturbance to the east/northeast of the Leeward Islands that is worth watching. This area is moving west/northwest at 20-25 mph and could develop into something over the next couple days as it feeds off the warm waters of the tropical Atlantic.

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Hurricane Bill Weakens

August 20, 2009


Hurricane Bill














While still a powerful Category 3 storm, Hurricane Bill appears to be losing some strength as it continues its northwesterly trek. Maximum sustained winds are now at 115 mph, and the eye of the storm is no longer well-defined. Bill's projected path has not changed much and is still expected to track between the U.S. east coast and Bermuda.

Otherwise, keep an eye on a couple areas of disturbed weather coming off the west coast of Africa. Stay tuned for more.

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2009 Hurricane Season Epitome of Unpredictability

August 20, 2009


Above Average Hurricane Season














After going nearly two and a half months without a named storm to begin the 2009 hurricane season (one of the latest starts in the history of recorded hurricane seasons), thanks to the development of three named storms over the past week, we are now having an above average hurricane season!

The unusuality of this year's hurricane season goes to show how imperative it is to have a hurricane-preparedness plan at all times.

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Hurricane Bill Weakens to Category 3 Storm; Reintensification Expected

August 20, 2009


Hurricane Bill Projected Path














Hurricane Bill has weakened to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph; however, Bill is expected to regain Category 4 status over the next twenty-four hours and continue its northwesterly path.

While most of the U.S. east coast should only be affected by large waves and dangerous rip currents caused by Bill's presence, parts of New England could feel the effects of Bill's wind and rain as the storm appears to be headed near the general area of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Otherwise, the remnants of Ana have completely dissipated and are no longer a threat to the U.S. mainland. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Bill now a Major Hurricane

August 19, 2009


Hurricane Bill Balloons into Major Hurricane














Hurricane Bill is now a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds at 135 mph as it continues to move in a west-northwest direction. This storm is still expected to take a northerly turn and completely avoid the U.S. mainland.

In other Atlantic Basin tropical news, what is left of Ana is moving into the Gulf today and could bring rain and wind to some southeastern U.S. states over the next couple days. Although not very likely to happen, the Gulf's warm waters could spawn the redevelopment of this system.

Finally, keep an eye on the tropical wave coming off the west coast of Africa. This could be our next named storm. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hurricane Bill Growing into Major hurricane; Remnants of Ana Move towards Gulf of Mexico

August 18, 2009


Hurricane Bill
















All eyes are now on Hurricane Bill as it continues to advance in a west-northwest direction. Currently a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, Bill is expected to become at least a Category 3 storm in the next day or so. Despite it's projected status as a major hurricane, Bill is still forecast to take a northerly turn and avoid the U.S. mainland.

In other news the remnants of Tropical Storm Ana are bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas as that area of low pressure continues to move towards the Gulf of Mexico. It will be interesting to see whether or not these remnants regenerate into a tropical cyclone once over the Gulf's warm waters.

Finally, keep an eye on the latest tropical wave coming off the west coast of Africa; this could be our next named storm. Stay tuned for more updates from your Bellwether Hurricane Team.

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Tropics are Bustling

August 17, 2009


Tropics are Alive














This weekend finally provided us with our first named storm of the Atlantic Basin's 2009 hurricane season; in fact, three named storms developed in the span of about thirty-six hours.

First, Tropical Depression 2 finally developed into Tropical Storm Ana, but the storm has again weakened back to tropical depression status as it is bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to Puerto Rico and its surrounding islands this morning. Despite the system's lack of strength and organization, this area needs to be monitored closely as it heads towards the Gulf of Mexico, where it could reintensify over the Gulf's warm waters.

Next, the large disturbance behind Ana (that we discussed last week) quickly developed into Tropical Storm Bill over the weekend and has since been upgraded to a Category One hurricane, our first official hurricane of the 2009 season. Expected to strengthen and become a major hurricane, Hurricane Bill is not expected to threaten the U.S. mainland (other than rough surf along the East Coast) as all forecast models have the system turning north, possibly affecting Bermuda.

Finally, a tropical wave that crossed the Atlantic Ocean last week and moved into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend -- while never expected to develop into anything -- quickly formed late Saturday/early Sunday into Tropical Storm Claudette and made landfall around midnight last night just to the southeast of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Now a weak tropical depression, Claudette will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of the Florida panhandle, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to monitor the tropics.

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Tropical Depression 2 Fighting to Stay Alive; Disturbance Behind it Expected to Intensify

August 14, 2009


TD 2 Appears to Regain Strength; System Behind it Expected to Strengthen Substantially














Tropical Depression 2 has regained some of its convection and still has a chance to develop into a tropical cyclone; however, this is not the system of great concern to us. Behind it is a large area of disturbed weather that is expected to intensify over the next few days. This is the system that needs to be watched closely.

Forecast models have this area developing into a tropical storm and hurricane as it continues to move west, and, while it is over three thousands miles away from the U.S. mainland, there are already a couple models predicting this area will affect Florida. Stay tuned for more.

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How Unusual is the Lack of Activity of the 2009 Hurricane Season?

August 14, 2009


Unusually Late Start to the 2009 Hurricane Season














One interesting tidbit about this year's hurricane season is its unusually late start. We are nearly two and a half months into the 2009 season, and we have yet to see one named storm in the Atlantic Basin.

As shown in the image above (provided by weather.com), there have only been seven later starts to hurricane seasons since 1950. However, this run of inactivity is expected to come to an end in the near future.

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Dry Air Hindering Development of Tropical Depression 2

August 13, 2009


Tropical Activity in the Atlantic














Tropical Depression 2 has lost much of its convection (due to dry air from the North) and at this point looks very weak and disorganized. Maximum sustained winds are currently at 30 mph as it continue to move west.

While forecast models still project this system to become the first named storm of the season, the disturbance to especially keep an eye on is the one behind TD 2. Forecast models are predicting this area of low pressure to develop into a tropical storm and then possibly into a hurricane by the beginning of next week. Stay tuned.

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Tropical Depression 2 Gains Strength

August 12, 2009


Tropical Depression 2














As it continues to churn in a westerly direction, Tropical Depression 2 has clearly become a little more organized over the past twenty-four hours. Maximum sustained winds are now at 35 mph. Today, this system should become Ana, the first named storm of the season.

While we need to keep an eye on this system, there is another area of disturbed weather following virtually the same path that may be of greater concern to us down the line. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropical Depression 2 Forms over Atlantic

August 11, 2009


Tropical Depression 2














Tropical Depression 2 formed this morning a couple hundred miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. As it moves in a westerly direction with maximum sustained winds at 30 mph, this system is expected to develop into the first named storm of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Tropics Showing Signs of Life

August 10, 2009


Imminent Activity in the Atlantic Basin














Nearly halfway through the month of August, we have yet to see one named tropical system develop this hurricane season. However, this inactivity is expected to end in the next week or so.

As shown in the image above (provided by weather.com), there is an area of low pressure off the coast of Africa that is being carefully watched for development, and there are several others behind that one expected to take the same path over the Atlantic. Stay tuned.

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Atlantic Basin Remains Quiet

August 7, 2009


Nothing Expected to Develop this Weekend














Just when it looked as if something might develop in the Atlantic earlier this week, it now appears as if this season's lull in activity will at least continue throughout this upcoming weekend.

Conditions in the Atlantic Basin remain unfavorable for any tropical development, mainly due to conditions caused by the phenomena known as El Nino.

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Disturbance Worth Watching in Atlantic

August 4, 2009


Disturbance in Atlantic














June and July have passed us, and we have yet to see one named storm in the Atlantic basin this year. It appears though that this period of inactivity may be coming to an end.

In the far east Atlantic Ocean, there is an area of low pressure moving west that is being closely monitored for development. This could be our first named storm of the 2009 hurricane season, so stay tuned for future updates.

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First Signs of Activity in the Atlantic Basin

July 22, 2009


Tropical Wave














Nearly two months into the 2009 Hurricane Season, we finally have some activity in the tropics. A weak tropical wave moved across Puerto Rico last night and is now brushing the coast of the Bahamas as it moves West-Northwest.

This disturbance is expected to quickly move North over the next few days, bringing the possibility of rain and gusty winds to the East Coast.

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Tropics Eerily Calm

July 6, 2009


Average Pattern of Hurricane Development














One month through the 2009 hurricane season, we have yet to have one named storm in the Atlantic Basin.

As anyone from the Gulf Coast knows, the real threat of tropical systems usually comes from around mid-August to mid-October, so this is not the time to relax. Stay tuned for more.

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Halfway through Month of June, Tropics Remain Quiet

June 15, 2009


June Tropical Storm/Hurricane Origins













After signs of unusually early activity in the tropics a few weeks ago, the areas in the tropics where storms typically form in June are completely quiet, and there are no threats in our foreseeable future. Stay tuned for more.

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First Tropical Depression of the Year Forms off U.S. East Coast

May 28, 2009


Tropical Depression #1

Hurricane season has not even officially started, and we already have our first tropical depression of the year. The storm formed off the mid-Atlantic coast, but it poses no threat to land as it is forecast to move east-northeast.

The depression's maximum sustained winds are at 35 mph, and the system is expected to turn into a tropical storm over the next couple days.

While this is no cause for concern to anyone on the continental U.S., this is definitely a wake-up call for everyone living in hurricane-prone areas. If you are not already prepared for this year's season, now is the time to get your plan in order.

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