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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 am

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern
Caribbean Sea

Don Degenerates To An Open Wave Over The Far Southeastern Caribbean Sea

| July 18, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that Don no longer has a center of circulation. At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the remnants of Don were located near latitude 11.9 North, longitude 62.5 West. The remnants are moving quickly toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

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Depression Degenerates Into A Tropical Wave

Depression Degenerates Into A Tropical Wave

| July 7, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the remnants of Tropical Depression Four were located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 52.5 West. The remnants are moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue tonight.

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Depression Moving Quickly Across The Central Tropical Atlantic

Depression Moving Quickly Across The Central Tropical Atlantic

| July 7, 2017 @ 3:42 am

At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 48.8 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph (35 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through Saturday.

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Depression Expected To Degenerate To A Remnant Low Or A
Tropical Wave On Friday

Depression Expected To Degenerate To A Remnant Low Or A Tropical Wave On Friday

| July 6, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 13.4 North, longitude 46.7 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Saturday.

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Depression Accelerating Westward And Still Not Very Well
Organized

Depression Accelerating Westward And Still Not Very Well Organized

| July 6, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 44.9 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected through Saturday.

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Depression Poorly Organized And Moving Faster

Depression Poorly Organized And Moving Faster

| July 6, 2017 @ 9:33 am

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 13.2 North, longitude 42.6 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h). A continued west-northwestward motion with an additional increase in forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours.

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Depression Moving Faster Toward The West-Northwest Over The Tropical Atlantic

Depression Moving Faster Toward The West-Northwest Over The Tropical Atlantic

| July 6, 2017 @ 3:34 am

At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Four was located near latitude 13.2 North, longitude 40.0 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h). A continued west-northwestward motion with an additional increase in forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours.

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10 a.m. UPDATE: Cindy Weakens But Heavy Rains, Severe Threat Continue

10 a.m. UPDATE: Cindy Weakens But Heavy Rains, Severe Threat Continue

| June 22, 2017 @ 9:59 am

A weakening Cindy is moving into Northwest Louisiana at this hour. The severe weather threat will really ramp up to the east of the center this afternoon. Heavy rain is a major threat as well.

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Cindy Expected To Weaken While Moving Farther Inland

Cindy Expected To Weaken While Moving Farther Inland

| June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am

Cindy moved inland near Cameron LA around 2 a.m this morning. It will continue to produce heavy rain and flash flooding across a wide area of the South into the weekend, along with severe weather.

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Cindy Will Make Landfall Near Cameron, Louisiana Around 2 a.m.

Cindy Will Make Landfall Near Cameron, Louisiana Around 2 a.m.

| June 21, 2017 @ 9:56 pm

Cindy has top winds of 50 mph and little change in strength is expected before landfall late tonight. The storm continues to bring heavy rains to the northern Gulf Coast.

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7 PM Update on Cindy:  Heavy Rainfall Continues To Affect The Northern Gulf Coast

7 PM Update on Cindy: Heavy Rainfall Continues To Affect The Northern Gulf Coast

| June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Tropical Storm Cindy should move inland later tonight near the Texas/Louisiana border. An Air Force plane will be enroute shortly to investigate the storm.

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Heavy Rainfall From Cindy Affecting The Northern Gulf Coast

Heavy Rainfall From Cindy Affecting The Northern Gulf Coast

| June 21, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

The center of Tropical Storm Cindy is now visible on the Lake Charles and Houston radars. It appears to have stalled temporarily to me, although the motion over the past few hours is still to the northwest. We don’t have any aircraft fixes on the center since Mission 04 has gone back to base.

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Cindy Meandering Over The Central Gulf

Cindy Meandering Over The Central Gulf

| June 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

For the past few hours, Cindy has nearly been stationary, but a slow progression to the northwest should start back up later this evening, and then a turn to the north-northwest to the north is expected on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The center is expected to move onshore over the southeastern Texas coastline on Thursday.

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Bret Degenerates Into A Tropical Wave

Bret Degenerates Into A Tropical Wave

| June 20, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

Tropical Storm Bret has now degenerated into a tropical wave. All watches and warnings have been cancelled.

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