Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Tropical Storm Florence

Update (9-6-06): Shear from a trough is keeping it from getting better organized, but it's still predicted to become a category 2, though models are showing it going north sooner.  At the moment it's headed for Bermuda.  Later update: It may become a category 3.

TD6 is now a tropical storm.  It's expected to become a category 2 hurricane; the models have it moving WNW, but they think it should curve away from us eventually.    Here's an earlier report:

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX...LOCATED ABOUT 1235 MILES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE... ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE... IS MOVING WESTWARD NEAR 10 MPH A FEW HUNDRED MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE STILL SHOWING SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION WITHIN A LARGE CIRCULATION AND THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

(Thanks, Lloyd!)

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