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TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY-2013

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The 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season is over so here is a summary of what happened. Named storms...13 Hurricanes...2 Major Hurricanes...0 The 13 named storms is near the very long-term average More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #180

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A non-tropical low is expected to develop in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean during the next couple of days. This low may acquire subtropical characteristics during the weekend as it moves toward the northeast. More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #179

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet and tropical cyclone formation is not expected this week. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #178

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The Atlantic Basin is quiet as we head into the final week on the 2013 hurricane season. Tom Konvicka More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #174

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Melissa has lost tropical characteristics and now a post-tropical cyclone. This is the final statement concerning that weather system. Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, tropical cyclone formation is not More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #173

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Tropical Storm Melissa is located about 350 miles northwest of the Azores. Movement is toward the east-northeast at 28 mph. The maximum sustained wind increased to 65 mph today. Melissa is expected to More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #172

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Tropical Storm Melissa is accelerating east-northeastward across the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph. Melissa is located about 1000 miles west of the Azores. The More>>

TERRIFIC TUESDAY

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I've spoken to the central Louisiana weather watchers and the verdict is in: it was a delightful day! Morning lows were slightly above normal. Winnfield was the cool spot with 47 degrees while Anacoco, More>>

SUBTROPICAL STORM MELISSA

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Subtropical Storm Melissa continues over the central Atlantic about 650 miles east of Bermuda. Movement is toward the northeast at near 15 mph. The maximum sustained wind is near 65 mph. Melissa is expected More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #170

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Subtropical Storm Melissa developed earlier today over the open central Atlantic. Melissa is located about 650 miles ESE of Bermuda. Movement is toward the NW at 9 mph. The maximum sustained wind is near More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #167

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today and tropical cyclone development is not expected this weekend. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #166

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet and tropical cyclone formation is not expected through the weekend. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #165

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today and tropical cyclone development is not expected through the weekend. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #164

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet and tropical cyclone development is not expected this week. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #163

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today and tropical cyclone formation is not expected this week. Tom Konvicka More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #160

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Good news! The Atlantic Basin continues to be inactive and no named storms will develop this weekend. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #159

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today and tropical cyclone formation is not expected through the weekend. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #158

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today. I do not expect tropical cyclone development this week. Tom Konvicka More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #157

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today and tropical cyclone formation is not anticipated this week. A couple of our long-range models hint at the development of low pressure in the Caribbean Sea in 5-7 More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #156

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A broad area of low pressure over the central Caribbean Sea is producing cloudiness and convection. This system has weakened today. Movement is toward the west and southwest. Conditions are not favorable More>>

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK-NOVEMBER 2013

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We are in the last month of the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season, so does that mean the season is over? I think there is a good chance of seeing Melissa during the first half of the month. The Madden-Julian More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #154

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet and tropical cyclone formation is not expected this weekend. Next week, a couple of our models, including the Canadian and the operational European, hint at the possibility More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #153

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The Atlantic Basin is quiet as we end October. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected this week. We have one more month of hurricane season to go as it continues through November. Tom Konvicka More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #150

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The Atlantic Basin is quiet and tropical cyclone formation is not expected this week. A couple of our long-range global models predict an area of low pressure in the Caribbean by this upcoming weekend. More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #147

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The remnants of former Tropical Storm Lorenzo are located about 1050 miles WSW of the Azores. Convection has decreased with this system. Movement is toward the northeast about 10 mph. Conditions are not More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #146

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With the demise of former Tropical Storm Lorenzo, the Atlantic Basin is quiet. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected through the weekend. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #143

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Tropical Storm Lorenzo is alive now in the open Atlantic Ocean about 600 miles ESE of Bermuda. Movement is toward the NNE at 7 mph. The maximum sustained wind has increased to 40 mph. Lorenzo is expected More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #140

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Several weather systems remain sprinkled across the Atlantic Basin but none show potential for tropical cyclone development. Even in the longer-range, our forecast models hesitate to develop anything. More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #139

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A surface low is located about 350 miles north-northeast of Bermuda. This system is producing disorganized cloudiness and convection and is expected to merge with a front. This makes tropical cyclone formation More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #138

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An area of disturbed weather continues in the vicinity of Bermuda. This system is associated with an area of surface low pressure and an upper-level trough. This system is expected to move along a front More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #137

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A large area of disturbed weather continues from the southeastern Bahamas northeastward for several hundred miles. An area of low pressure is expected to form southeast of Bermuda by Thursday and then More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #136

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I am watching two systems today. A broad trough of low pressure is producing a large area of cloudiness and convection a few hundred miles east of the Bahamas. Movement is toward the north and northeast More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #133

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A large area of low pressure is located about 1000 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands. Movement is toward the west and west-northwest at 10-15 mph. This system has been designated as 98-L. Satellite images More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #132

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The Atlantic Basin remains inactive except for a system in the eastern part of the basin. Disturbance 98-L continues in the Atlantic Ocean about 600 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands. Movement is toward More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #131

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A broad area of low pressure is located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic a few hundred miles SSW of the Cape Verde Islands. Movement is slowly west-northwest. This system has been designated 98-L. Forecast More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #130

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A tropical wave and a surface low pressure embedded in the monsoon trough in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean, about 350 miles SSW of the Cape Verde Islands, continue to produce disorganized cloudiness and More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #129

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I continue to monitor a few areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin today. A weak area of low pressure is located about midway between Puerto Rico and Bermuda. This system is moving northward. Conditions More>>

TROPICAL STORM KAREN

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Tropical Storm Karen continues in the Gulf of Mexico. The center of Karen is located about 270 miles SSE of Morgan City. Movement is toward the NNW, on a compass heading of 335 degrees, at 7 mph. The More>>

TROPICAL STORM KAREN

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Tropical Storm Karen is located about 475 miles SSE of New Orleans. Movement is toward the NNW at 12 mph. The maximum sustained wind remains at 65 mph. Karen is expected to gradually turn toward the north More>>

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE JERRY

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Former Tropical Storm Jerry is a remnant low now and is located about 1270 miles WSW of the Azores. Movement is toward the ENE at 14 mph. The remnants of Jerry will continue in the open Atlantic until More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #124

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Tropical Storm Jerry continues way out in the open Atlantic Ocean about 1080 miles WSW of the Azores. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. Jerry is moving toward the ENE at 7 mph and is expected to continue More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #123

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I am watching two systems in the Atlantic Basin on this first day of October. Tropical Storm Jerry continues about 1300 miles east of Bermuda. There has been very little movement today. The maximum sustained More>>

TROPICAL STORM JERRY

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Tropical Storm Jerry is alive now in the open Atlantic Ocean about 1240 miles east of Bermuda. Jerry is moving toward the east at 7 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph. A slow and erratic motion More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #119

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The Tropical Atlantic remains inactive today, although meteorologists continue to monitor a couple of systems. A tropical wave is interacting with an upper-level low about 850 miles east-northeast of More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #118

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The Atlantic Basin remains inactive today; however, one system is being monitored for possible tropical development. A tropical wave is interacting with an upper-level trough about 1,000 miles east of More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #117

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The Tropical Atlantic remains quiet today I am tracking several tropical waves in the Atlantic Ocean but none show any promise for development. Closer to home, the remnant of 95-L continues in the NW More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #116

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The Tropics remain quiet today with no promising systems showing up on satellite imagery. The remnants of disturbance 95-L continue in the NW Gulf of Mexico east of Corpus Christi but dry air surrounds More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #115

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The Tropical Atlantic is inactive today; however, the remnant of disturbance 95-L continues in the NW Gulf of Mexico. Little convection is associated with this system and it is expected to move to the More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #112

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Disturbance 95-L continues about 100 miles northeast of Tampico, Mexico. Movement is to the NNW at 5-10 mph. This system has weakened during the past 24 hours. Conditions still favor marginal development More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #110

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Here is the latest from the Tropical Atlantic. Humberto has dissipated about 895 miles WSW of the Azores. The remnants of Humberto will be absorbed into an extratropical weather system by late Friday. More>>

DISTURBANCE 95-L

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A broad area of low pressure is located just off the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. This system has been designated 95-L. The system remains poorly organized and a scheduled Hurricane Hunter mission More>>

TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO

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Tropical Storm Humberto remains alive in the open Atlantic Ocean. Humberto is located about 1035 miles WSW of the Azores and is moving toward the north at 6 mph. The maximum sustained wind is 40 mph. Humberto More>>

TROPICAL STORM INGRID

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Tropical Depression #10 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Ingrid. The storm is located about 50 miles east of Varacruz, Mexico. Little movement has occurred today but a northward drift is expected to More>>

TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO

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Humberto continues about 815 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and has weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Movement is toward the WNW at 12 mph. Humberto is expected More>>

LATEST ON GABRIELLE

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Gabrielle has now become a remnant low pressure about 320 miles east of Nantucket, MA. The remnants of Gabrielle will move quickly toward the NNE over the next day or two. This is the last statement I More>>

TROPICAL DEPRESSION #10

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Air Force Hurricane Hunter reports indicate that 93-L has developed into Tropical Depression #10. A center of low pressure was identified about 175 miles ENE of Veracruz, Mexico. Movement is toward the More>>

TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE

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Tropical Storm Gabrielle is barely hanging on about 230 miles NW of Bermuda. Movement is toward the north at 8 mph. The maximum sustained wind is 40 mph. Gabrielle is expected to turn toward the north-northeast More>>

HURRICANE HUMBERTO

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Hurricane Humberto continues about 600 miles NW of the Cape Verde Islands. Movement is toward the north at 14 mph. The maximum sustained wind remains near 85 mph. Humberto is expected to turn gradually More>>

DISTURBANCE 93-L

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Disturbance 93-L is a broad area of low pressure over the central portion of the Yucatan Peninsula. This system is moving very slowly toward the west and west-northwest and will emerge into the Bay of More>>

HURRICANE HUMBERTO

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Hurricane Humberto is located about 360 miles WNW of the Cape Verde Islands. Movement is toward the north at 12 mph. The maximum sustained wind is 85 mph, making Humberto a Category One hurricane. Humberto More>>

TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE

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Tropical Storm Gabrielle is located about 100 miles WNW of Bermuda. Movement is toward the WNW at 5 mph. The maximum sustained wind is down to 40 mph. Gabrielle is expected to increase its forward motion More>>

TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO

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Tropical Storm Humberto is nearing hurricane strength in the far eastern Atlantic. Humberto is located 245 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving toward the northwest at 8 mph. More>>

TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE

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Gabrielle has reformed and is back with us as a tropical storm. Gabrielle is located about 55 miles south of Bermuda and is moving toward the north at 10 mph. The maximum sustained wind is 60 mph. Gabrielle More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #101

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Tropical Storm Humberto is located about 95 miles southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. Movement is toward the west at 13 mph and the maximum sustained wind is near 50 mph. Humberto is expected More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #98

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I still have a couple of things to talk about in the Atlantic Basin. Disturbance 99-L has developed into Tropical Depression #8. The depression is located about 20 miles west of Tampico, Mexico. Movement More>>

TROPICAL DEPRESSION #7

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Tropical Depression #7 has just developed from disturbance 97-L. Data from a recent recon mission indicates the presence of a closed circulation and hence the upgrade in status. TD #7 is located about More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #94

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I am watching a couple of systems in the Atlantic Basin: Disturbance 97L is an elongated area of low pressure that is producing clouds and convection in the eastern Caribbean Sea, the Lesser Antilles, More>>

WATCHING THE TROPICS-DAY #93

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It is September, the most active month of the year for tropical cyclone development. I am watching one system in particular. A well-defined low pressure center is located about 100 miles east of the central More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #91

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The Atlantic Basin is quiet except for a tropical wave that will emerge off the west coast of Africa later tonight. This system has been given the designation 96-L. Movement is west-northwest toward the More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #90

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On this eight anniversary of Hurricane Katrina slamming into the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, the good news is that the Atlantic Basin is quiet. The bad news is that a more active pattern is expected. A More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #89

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The Tropical Atlantic remains quiet today and no named storms are expected through Friday. In the longer-term, a tropical wave is located about 1400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The wave is moving More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #88

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It's the eighty-eighth day of the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season and I still don't see anything to be concerned about over the next couple of days. However, I also see several factors coming together More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #87

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We are well into the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season and we have yet to see a hurricane. Indications are, at least in the short-term, that no named storms are expected to develop through Wednesday. More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #84

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today although an area of disturbed weather continues in the northern Gulf of Mexico. A weak trough of low pressure extends from between New Orleans and Mobile southwestward More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #83

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The Atlantic Basin continues to be inactive today. A weak trough of low pressure is producing a disorganized area of cloudiness and convection over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Movement is toward the More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #82

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We are in the eighty-second day of the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season and things remain quiet. Development of a tropical cyclone is not expected this week. Afterwards, conditions may become more More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #81

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The Tropical Atlantic remains quiet today despite the fact that we are well into the most active part of hurricane season. I see several tropical waves in the Atlantic Basin but none shows any promise More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #80

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The Tropical Atlantic is quieter now after a recent brief surge in activity. In fact, former disturbance 94-L has become so disorganized that it has lost its designation. The remainder of the week looks More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE DAY #79

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Here is the latest on the weather across the Atlantic Basin. Satellite imagery indicates that former Tropical Storm Erin has degenerated into a remnant low. Erin is located about 1080 miles WNW of the More>>

DISTURBANCE 92-L UPDATE-AUGUST 16, 2013

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Disturbance 92-L continues in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The system is comprised of a tropical wave with an axis along 91 degrees west longitude and a weak surface low near 21.5 degrees north latitude. More>>

ERIN WEAKENS

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Tropical Storm Erin has weakened today is now a tropical depression. Tropical Depression Erin is located about 625 miles WNW of the Cape Verde Islands. Movement is toward the west-northwest, on a compass More>>

DISTURBANCE 92-L UPDATE-AUGUST 15, 2013

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A broad area of surface low pressure, designated 92-L, has moved inland over the Yucatan Peninsula. This will halt any chance for tropical cyclone development tonight. By Friday, 92-L enters the southern More>>

TROPICAL STORM ERIN UPDATE-AUGUST 15, 2013

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Tropical Storm Erin is located about 245 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands. Erin is moving toward the WNW, on a compass heading of 290 degrees, at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. Erin is More>>

DISTURBANCE 92-L

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Disturbance 92-L in the western Caribbean continues moving west-northwest at 10-15 mph. This system will move into the Gulf of Mexico by Saturday. In the short-term, conditions are becoming more favorable More>>

DISTURBANCE 93-L

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Disturbance 93-L is a low pressure system located in the far eastern Atlantic a couple of hundred miles southeast of the Cape Verde Islands. The system is moving toward the west at 10-15 mph. Conditions More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #74

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I continue to watch a tropical wave in the west-central Caribbean. The convection is disorganized and the wave is under about 30-40 knots of high-level wind shear. Therefore; tropical cyclone development More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #73

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The Tropics remain quiet but that may be ending soon. A tropical wave in the Caribbean is undergoing wind shear, but the shear will relax later this week. Therefore, conditions for tropical cyclone formation More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #67

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The Tropical Atlantic remains quiet and tropical storm formation is not expected this week. Looking ahead, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) remains incoherent and will likely not enhance tropical More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #66

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The Tropical Atlantic remains quiet today. There are a couple of tropical waves that are being tracked but these do not show any promise of development. None of our reliable forecast models predict tropical More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #60

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The Tropical Atlantic remains quiet today. The remnants of Dorian continue to produce clouds and convection over the Turks and Caicos Islands, the SE Bahamas, and adjacent waters. This system is disorganized More>>

DORIAN REMAINS A TROPICAL WAVE

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I'm still tracking the remnants of former Tropical Storm Dorian. An Air Force reconnaissance aircraft has finished investigating the system and was unable to find a closed circulation. The recon mission More>>

TROPICAL STORM DORIAN WEAKENS

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Tropical Storm Dorian weakened today because of dry air entrainment and increasing shear. Dorian is located near latitude 17.8 North and longitude 45.8 West, or about 1135 miles east of the northern Leeward More>>

TROPICAL STORM DORIAN LATEST

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Tropical Storm Dorian continues in the eastern Atlantic. Dorian is located near latitude 16.5 North and longitude 37.8 West, or about 1670 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. Movement is toward More>>

TROPICAL STORM DORIAN UPDATE

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Tropical Storm Dorian is alive in the eastern Atlantic; here are the details: Dorian is located near latitude 14.6N and longitude 31.4W, or about 505 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands. Dorian is moving More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #47

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A survey today of the Tropical Atlantic reveals no candidates for tropical development through Friday. An upper-level low is forming in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and will move westward during the next More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #46

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The Tropical Atlantic remains inactive today; there are no candidates for tropical cyclone development at this time. Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #45

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The Tropical Atlantic is quiet and no named storm is anticipated through Wednesday. We're already 45 days deep into the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season and we have already had three named storms. More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #42

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An area of disturbed weather associated with the remnants of former Tropical Storm Chantal has moved northward and is now centered near Great Abaco in the northwestern Bahamas. This system is expected More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #41

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I continue to track the remnants of former Tropical Storm Chantal. Chantal is now a tropical wave that extends from the northwestern Caribbean northeastward into the Bahamas. The system is accompanied More>>

CHANTAL UPDATE

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Former Tropical Storm Chantal has degenerated into a tropical wave south of Haiti and east of Jamaica. I will continue to watch this system; some of our forecast models insist that a remnant of Chantal More>>

TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL

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Here is the latest critical information summary concerning Tropical Storm Chantal: LOCATION...12.4N 56.1W, or about 345 miles ESE at St. Lucia MOTION...WNW, on a compass heading of 285 degrees, at 26 More>>

TROPICAL UPDAYE-DAY #35

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Tonight, a weak and broad area of surface low pressure is interacting with an upper-level trough to produce extensive clouds, showers, and thunderstorms over much of the western Gulf of Mexico. This system, More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #34

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Clouds and convection extend from the Bay of Campeche north-northeastward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Peninsula. The action is being triggered by a broad trough of surface low pressure. More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #33

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A broad trough of low pressure continues across the central Gulf of Mexico and extends northeastward into the southeastern United States. This trough is producing cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms. More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #32

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Several tropical waves are moving westward across the Atlantic Basin but tropical cyclone formation is not anticipated from any of these systems. A couple of our forecast models, the GFS and the Canadian, More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #31

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It's the thirty-third day of the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season but no candidates for tropical development. A large area of disturbed weather extends from the northwestern Caribbean north-northeastward More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #28

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Quiet time continues in the Atlantic Basin. Several tropical waves are moving westward across the Basin but none are showing any promise of development. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected this More>>

TROPICS-DAY #27

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The Tropical Atlantic remains quiet today. Although I am tracking several tropical waves, none show any promise of development in the near-term. Tropical cyclone formation is not anticipated through Saturday. In More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE-DAY #26

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It's day #26 of the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season and things remain quiet. Tropical cyclone formation is not anticipated through Friday. Enjoy the quiet time! Tom Konvicka More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #25

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The Atlantic Basin remains quiet today and tropical cyclone development is not expected through Thursday. Tom Konvicka More>>

Tropics are Still Quiet

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The tropics are still quiet. I don't expect anything to develop within the next 48 hours. ~RG3 More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #20

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It's the twentieth day of the 2013 hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin. Barry has been downgraded to a tropical depression. Barry is located about 100 miles WNW of Veracruz, Mexico and continued moving More>>

TS Barry Making Landfall

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Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall over the next few hours along the Eastern Mexico coast. The storm currently has winds of about 40 knots, but will quickly weaken as it moves inland over More>>

TROPICAL STORM BARRY

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Tropical Storm Barry formed from TD #2 early this afternoon. Here is the critical information summary for Barry: LOCATION...19.6 North 95.8 West or about 40 miles NE of Veracruz, Mexico MOVEMENT...west, More>>

Tropical Depression #2

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Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Northwest Caribbean Sea. According to satellite imagery, the system has formed a low-level circulation that is accompanied by convection around the center. The More>>

Tropical Blog: Some Activity in W Caribbean

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There's a little activity in the western Caribbean. Storm Team 5 will keep watch as it has the potential (30% chance) to develop into a tropical system within the next 48 hours. ~RG3 More>>

Activity in the Tropics

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An area of showers and thunderstorms in the Northwest Caribbean Sea has been given a 30% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. The area, associated with a tropical wave, More>>

No Tropical Activity

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The tropics are still quiet. No systems are expected to develop within the next 48 hours. More>>

TROPICS-DAY #14

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The 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season is fourteen days old today and the Tropics remain quiet. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected through the weekend and none of our reliable forecast models More>>

Tropics are Still Quiet

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The tropics are still quiet. Nothing is expected to develop within 48 hours.

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TROPICS-DAY #13

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It is the thirteenth day of the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season. Satellite images indicate no candidates for tropical cyclone development through Saturday. None of our major, reliable forecast models More>>

No Activity in the Tropics

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Wednesday, June 12 8:45am In the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, tropical development is not expected during the next 48 hours.  For a continued look into the tropics, follow the link below More>>

Tropics Still Quiet

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Monday, June 10 9:00am In the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, tropical development is not expected during the next 48 hours.  For a continued look into the tropics, follow the link below to More>>

A Quiet Atlantic Basin

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There is currently no tropical activity in the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. No development is expected during the next 48 hours. ~RG3 More>>

Tropics are Clear

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Saturday June 8 For the Atlantic basin, tropical development is not expected during the next 48 hours. ~RG3 More>>

THE TROPICS-DAY #7

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Andrea is now classified as a post-tropical storm, or a once-tropical system which has degenerated into a non-tropical center of low pressure. The center of Andrea is about 15 miles NNE of Ocean City, More>>

Andrea Begins to Fizzle Out

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Thursday, June 6 11:45am There is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin. Tropical Storm Andrea is located 35 miles NNW of Charleston, SC & 140 miles WSW of Wilmington, NC and centered at 33.4N More>>

TROPICAL STORM ANDREA MAKES LANDFALL

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Tropical Storm Andrea came ashore in the Big Bend area of Florida earlier this evening. Specifically, Andrea made landfall in Dixie County Florida about 10 miles south of Steinhatchee around 4:40 PM CDT. More>>

Tropical Storm Andrea Approaches FL

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Thursday, June 6 11:10am There is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin. Tropical Storm Andrea is located 160 miles West of Tampa, FL & 140 miles South of Apalachicola, FL and centered at 27.7N More>>

TROPICAL UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2013

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It is Wednesday, June 5th, the fifth day of the 2013 Atlantic Basin hurricane season. Tropical Storm Andrea is alive now in the east-central Gulf of Mexico. Andrea developed from Disturbance 91-L. Here More>>

Invest -91 Continues to Develop in the Gulf

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Wednesday, June 5 10:45am There is an area of interest in the Gulf of Mexico. A tropical wave that is stretched from Florida to the Yucatan Peninsula consists of a broad area of Low Pressure, Disorganized More>>

SYSTEM 91-L UPDATE

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Disturbance 91-L continues in the east-central Gulf of Mexico. There is a broad area of low pressure along a trough which extends from 29N89W to 19N89W. This feature is moving slowly northward. Convection More>>

Invest -91 Continuing to Develop in the Gulf of Mexico

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Tuesday, June 4 9:30am In the Atlantic Basin, there is an area of interest between the Yucatan Peninsula and Florida Straits. Showers and thunderstorms associated with this very weak area of low pressure More>>

Invest -91 Slow to Develop in the Gulf of Mexico

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Monday, June 3 11:30am In the Atlantic Basin, there is an area of interest. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a weak area of low pressure stretched from the NW Yucatan Peninsula to the Eastern More>>

2013 HURRICANE SEASON: DAY #2 SUMMARY

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The 2013 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season is two days old and I'm already watching one system not too far from home. According to satellite, radar, and surface analysis, a broad area of low pressure at More>>

Tropical Development in the Bay of Campeche

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Saturday, June 1 3:45pm In the Atlantic Basin, there is an area of interest. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a weak area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche are poorly organized. Development More>>

2013 HURRICANE SEASON PREDICTIONS

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Since Colorado State University started doing tropical outlooks over 30 years ago, it seems like just about everyone has a prediction now. This blog offers a summary of legitimate predictions from a variety More>>

Tropics Are Calm

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Friday, May 31 10:30am Tomorrow (Saturday, June 1) officially starts the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In the Atlantic Basin, tropical development is not expected during the next 48 hours.   For More>>

T.D. Barbara (East Pacific)

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Thursday, May 30 11:45am There is tropical activity in the Atlantic Basin.   In the East Pacific Ocean, Tropical Depression Barbara is currently located40mi NW of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico at 18.5N 95.0W. More>>

T.S. Barbara (East Pacific)

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Wednesday, May 29 10:30am Tropical development is not expected in the Atlantic Basin during the next 48 hours. In the East Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Barbara is currently located at 15.7N 94.6W. More>>

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