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Season’s fourth storm could develop soon; could also dissipate soon after

By on July 22nd, 2013

A vigorous tropical wave emerged off the west coast of Africa Monday, and the National Hurricane Center began labeling it as Invest 98L.  As of late Monday evening, it was given a “medium” chance of developing into the season’s fourth … Continue reading

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10-Day Tropical Outlook: Conditions unfavorable for development through the 28th

By on July 19th, 2013

The Tropical Atlantic Basin is quiet and expected to stay that way for the coming week, which is nothing unusual at this point in the season. Typically, only one storm forms during the month of July and Chantal may have … Continue reading

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10-Day Tropical Weather Outlook for Florida: Unsettled at times, but nothing significant

By on July 12th, 2013

  Tropical downpours will continue to soak most of the state for the next several days, but significant impact from a tropical storm or hurricane is not expected.  The remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Chantal will be to thank for … Continue reading

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Chantal no longer a tropical storm, but heavy rain still possible in North Florida this weekend.

By on July 10th, 2013

Wednesday 5 pm Update: Tropical Storm Chantal has weakened into merely a tropical wave, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5pm advisory. The system was still producing wind gusts to 45 mph and very heavy rain in its northeast quadrant, a … Continue reading

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Chantal Still a Tropical Storm. Barely.

Right Now Forecast Models Warnings Impacts 11 am Wednesday Update:  Hurricane Hunter aircraft from NOAA had a difficult time justifying the presence of a tropical storm last night in the northern Caribbean. A closed circulation center was not ascertainable and … Continue reading

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Intermediate Tropical Update: ‘Vigorous’ wave forms in central Atlantic

It’s a little early in the season to be concerned with tropical activity in the central or eastern Atlantic, at least according to climatology.  The “Cape Verde Season”, the time of year when we look to the Cape Verde Islands … Continue reading

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Watching tropical disturbance, likely to spoil 4th plans on Gulf beaches

If you still have the option, you should book your Independence Day vacation plans for the Atlantic side of the Sunshine State, where the sun will actually be shining a whole lot more. A tropical disturbance in the Gulf of … Continue reading

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(7/1) 10-Day Tropical Update for Florida: No storms, but plenty of tropical moisture

The second month of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season will start quiet, but clues of a more active pattern are starting to show up in the long range forecast models by early next week.  Even though upper winds continue to … Continue reading

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10-Day Tropical Outlook for Florida (6/21)

By on June 21st, 2013

The first two named storms of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season are already in the book, but it may be several weeks before the next tropical cyclone of our projected “active” season forms.  Several meteorological factors will likely prevent the … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in southern Gulf; no threat to U.S. mainland

By on June 19th, 2013

The second named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season formed today in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico near the Bay of Campeche.  Tropical Depression Two was officially upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry at 3pm Wednesday afternoon.  Hurricane hunter aircraft inspecting … Continue reading

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