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Tropical Weather Update

Published on August 23, 2016 9:11 PM | Comments

We have had some people ask so here is what is going on currently:

  • FIONA is done - the NHC issued their last advisory at 11 EST today -

  • GASTON is a tropical storm and expected to get to hurricane strength by Wednesday, but tracking well east of Bermuda -

  • There is another tropical depression east of the lesser Antilles - this is the only system that could threaten the Caribbean currently, and it could strengthen but the forecast is not confident - yet. This area bears watching (from the NHC):

    As of 8:00 pm EDT Tue Aug 23 2016... Satellite images, surface observations, and radar from the Lesser Antilles indicate that a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave a couple of hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles has become a little better defined. Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development, this system could become a tropical depression during the next day or two while it moves west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph near the Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles. Conditions could become more conducive later this week while the system moves near the southeastern and central Bahamas. Another Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this disturbance tomorrow, if necessary. Interests from the islands of the northeastern Caribbean Sea to the Bahamas should continue to monitor the progress of this system. Gusty winds, heavy rains, and possible flash floods and mud slides could occur over portions of these areas regardless of tropical cyclone formation.


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