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Debby

Debby is no threat to the Caribbean

Published on August 24, 2006 3:34 PM | Comments

Debby is churning away out in the Atlantic and seems to be no threat to the Caribbean at this time:

TROPICAL STORM DEBBY ADVISORY NUMBER 12 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042006 1100 AM AST THU AUG 24 2006

...DEBBY REMAINS NO THREAT TO LAND...

AT 1100 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DEBBY WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 37.8 WEST OR ABOUT 955
MILES...1535 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

DEBBY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH...32 KM/HR...
AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME SLOW STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 1100 AM AST POSITION...20.4 N...37.8 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.



Tropical Storm Debby Forms in Atlantic

Published on August 23, 2006 12:03 AM | Comments

It is a long way off and may not affect the Caribbean, but the AP is reporting:

MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Debby formed off the coast of Cape Verde in the eastern Atlantic Tuesday, forecasters said. The depression that formed Monday was centered 300 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde and was moving toward the west-northwest at speeds of near 18 mph.

This general direction was expected to continue for the next 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph, with some strengthening forecast for the next 24 hours.

Cape Verde is 350 miles off the African coast.

Long-range forecasts show the storm nearing Bermuda in about a week. But it was still too early to tell if it would hit land, senior hurricane specialist James Franklin said.

It is the fourth named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season.