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Tropical Storm Cindy

Published on June 25, 2017 4:54 PM | Comments

Tropical Storm Cindy was the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in Louisiana since Hurricane Isaac in 2012. The third named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Cindy formed out of a broad area of low pressure that developed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea near the Yucat√°n Peninsula in mid-June 2017. The disturbance gradually organized as it drifted northwards into the Gulf of Mexico, and was first designated as a potential tropical cyclone by the National Hurricane Center on June 19, organizing into a tropical storm the next day. While slowly moving to the northwest, Cindy's intensification was hampered due to the effects of dry air and moderate to strong wind shear. It later made landfall in southwestern Louisiana on June 22, quickly weakening afterwards and became post-tropical late the next day, dissipating shortly afterwards.

Tropical Storm Cindy



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