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Tropical wave entering Caribbean is one of many to watch this week

By on September 1st, 2013

Snapshot of satellite and forecast models on Invest 97L from Sunday night. The colored lines represent different model forecasts for the potential path of the system and are NOT an official forecast from the National Hurricane Center. August may have … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Fernand forms abruptly in Gulf Sunday, no threat to Florida

By on August 25th, 2013

Hurricane Hunters arrived near the center of what was Tropical Depression Six early Sunday evening, but the data collected by the aircraft strongly suggested a tropical storm had formed in the Bay of Campeche.  As of 7pm, the National Hurricane … Continue reading

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[8/20] 10-Day Tropical Outlook: Quiet again, but season’s peak still weeks away

By on August 20th, 2013

Five named storms are in the books, but none of them have packed much of a punch or reached hurricane strength.  While the season has been more active than normal so far, the persistent presence of dry air and strong … Continue reading

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Tropical moisture, not a storm, will dump heavy rain on parts of Florida this weekend.

By on August 16th, 2013

Good news to report on the tropics today, especially as it relates to Florida. Tropical Storm Erin was downgraded to a depression Friday morning, and the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, Invest 92L, is unlikely to impact the Sunshine … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic; still watching system entering the Gulf closely

By on August 15th, 2013

  The season’s fifth named storm formed this morning in the eastern Atlantic, but it no immediate threat to land.  Invest 92L, the system tracking through the Caribbean, is crossing the Yucatan Peninsula now and unlikely to develop over the … Continue reading

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Per NHC, two tropical systems are likely to develop within the next 48 hours

By on August 13th, 2013

An area of disturbed weather in the southern Caribbean, Invest 92, is being monitored for likely tropical development, especially as the system nears the Yucatan Peninsula by late Thursday. The National Hurricane Center says Invest 92 has a high chance … Continue reading

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[8/9] 10-Day Tropical Outlook for Florida: Quiet now, but watching waves next week.

By on August 9th, 2013

Once the dust settles, the Tropical Atlantic will need to be watched closely.  The African dust storm we were tracking a week ago sent a large area of dry air and dust into the central Atlantic in late July, cooling … Continue reading

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WRUF Tropical Update: Calm now, but active season has only just begun

By on August 1st, 2013

Erin would be the fifth and next named storm in the Tropical Atlantic Basin, but is unlikely to form anytime soon.  Even though the beginning of August is commonly referred to as the point in the season when conditions become … Continue reading

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Dorian’s attempt at a comeback haltered for now

By on July 29th, 2013

Dorian was never really dead, but it was certainly on life support for about 48 hours over the weekend.  And while its vital signs seemed to be improving Sunday night, the road back to a healthy tropical storm is an … Continue reading

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Dorian barely staying alive, certainly not an immediate threat to Florida

By on July 24th, 2013

UPDATE 2 PM FRIDAY: Tropical Storm Dorian weakened late Thursday night and has struggled to stay organized on Friday.  The culprit has been  the well-anticipated area of cooler water and drier air aloft.  Nonetheless, Dorian is still officially a weak tropical … Continue reading

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