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Expect Tropical Storm Ana to threaten Florida in late May, in advance of the official hurricane season.
SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED THIS MORNING IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED ABOUT 225 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE
HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA. THE LOW IS CURRENTLY MOVING TO THE
NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH ALONG THE RELATIVELY WARM WATERS OF THE GULF
STREAM. THIS SYSTEM STILL HAS SOME POTENTIAL TO BECOME A TROPICAL
CYCLONE OVER THE NEXT 12-24 HOURS BUT IS NOT EXPECTED TO THREATEN
ANY LAND AREAS.
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST...
SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE THAT
PASSED TO THE EAST OF CAPE HATTERAS YESTERDAY HAS BECOME A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION...THE FIRST OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.
AT 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 71.0 WEST OR ABOUT
310 MILES...500 KM...SOUTH OF PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND AND ABOUT 635
MILES...1020 KM...SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
Also of interest is the updated (April 09) forecast from Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University for the 2009 Hurricane Season. He predicts:
12 Named Storms
2 Major Hurricanes
These numbers are all lower than their Dec 2008 outlook for the 09 season
2009 Hurricane Forecast PDF
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by worldwatcher
As for 2004 I went through 4 darn Hurricanes, it was nuts!
Originally posted by Strictsum
Here's another hurricane, Hurricane Bill. It's supposed to make landfall in Canada and it's a big one.
Currently 135 mph winds
What could those winds do to the tides near NYC ?
[edit on 19-8-2009 by Strictsum]
A severe thunderstorm packing wind gusts as high as 80 mph barreled through Central Park on Tuesday night, knocking down hundreds of century-old trees and destroying several parked cars.
"Central Park has been devastated," Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe told the New York Times. "It created more damage then I've seen in thirty years of working in the parks."