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The Latest on the Tropics…

The Latest on the Tropics…

| November 18, 2017 @ 11:28 am

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

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Rina Becomes Post-tropical Over The Cold North Atlantic

Rina Becomes Post-tropical Over The Cold North Atlantic

| November 9, 2017 @ 8:47 am

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina was located near latitude 47.0 North, longitude 45.5 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 40 mph (65 km/h) and a faster northeastward or east-northeastward motion is expected until dissipation tomorrow.

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Philippe Dissipates Over The Western Atlantic

Philippe Dissipates Over The Western Atlantic

| October 29, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

This Is The Last Advisory

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Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

Ophelia Now Post-Tropical But Still Expected To Bring StrongWinds To Ireland And The United Kingdom On Monday

| October 15, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

This Is The Last Advisory From the National Hurricane Center.

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Heavy Rainfall Spreading Inland As Nate Becomes A Tropical Depression

Heavy Rainfall Spreading Inland As Nate Becomes A Tropical Depression

| October 8, 2017 @ 9:49 am

Nate has weakened to a tropical depression this morning as it near the Birmingham Metro area.

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Maria Now An Extratropical Low

Maria Now An Extratropical Low

| September 30, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

This Is The Last Advisory

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Lee Becomes A Post-tropical Low Over The North Atlantic

Lee Becomes A Post-tropical Low Over The North Atlantic

| September 30, 2017 @ 3:38 am

This Is The Last Advisory

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Tropical Storm Warnings Lowered For Southern New England

Tropical Storm Warnings Lowered For Southern New England

| September 22, 2017 @ 3:33 pm

This Is The Last Advisory On Jose

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Irma Weakens To A Tropical Depression

Irma Weakens To A Tropical Depression

| September 11, 2017 @ 9:34 pm

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast, and Irma is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by Monday evening. The low is likely to dissipate by Tuesday evening.

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Katia Dissipates Over The Terrain Of Eastern Mexico But Threat
For Heavy Rainfall Continues

Katia Dissipates Over The Terrain Of Eastern Mexico But Threat For Heavy Rainfall Continues

| September 9, 2017 @ 9:33 am

At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the remnants of Katia were located near latitude 20.0 North, longitude 97.9 West. The remnants are moving toward the west-southwest near 5 mph (7 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or so.

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Flooding Rains Continue Over Extreme Eastern Texas And Western
Louisiana

Flooding Rains Continue Over Extreme Eastern Texas And Western Louisiana

| August 30, 2017 @ 9:55 pm

At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Harvey was located near latitude 31.7 North, longitude 92.3 West. The depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the northeast is expected Thursday or Thursday night. On the forecast track, the center of Harvey should move through central Louisiana tonight, then move through northeastern Louisiana and northwestern Mississippi Thursday and Thursday night, and over the Tennessee Valley region on Friday.

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Disturbance Moving Away From The North Carolina Coast

Disturbance Moving Away From The North Carolina Coast

| August 29, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the disturbance was centered off the coast of North Carolina near latitude 36.0 North, longitude 74.3 West. The system is moving toward the northeast near 20 mph (31 km/h), and it is expected to accelerate further toward the northeast and east-northeast during the next couple of days. The disturbance will continue to move away from the North Carolina coast over the western Atlantic Ocean tonight.

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Gert Becomes A Post-tropical Cyclone

Gert Becomes A Post-tropical Cyclone

| August 17, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Gert was located near latitude 44.8 North, longitude 46.0 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 39 mph (63 km/h). Gert should move quickly toward the northeast for a day or so, before slowing and merging with another low pressure system over the weekend.

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Hurricane Hunter Aircraft En-Route To Investigate The Disturbance

Hurricane Hunter Aircraft En-Route To Investigate The Disturbance

| August 17, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 54.1 West. The system is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the disturbance should move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday.

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Depression Forecast To Become A Tropical Storm Later Today Or
Tonight

Depression Forecast To Become A Tropical Storm Later Today Or Tonight

| August 13, 2017 @ 9:41 am

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 27.4 North, longitude 71.5 West. The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue through today. A turn toward the north is forecast to occur tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Monday.

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Franklin Dissipates Over Mexico

Franklin Dissipates Over Mexico

| August 10, 2017 @ 9:34 am

At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the remnants of Franklin were located near latitude 19.7 North, longitude 99.2 West. The remnants are moving toward the west near 20 mph (31 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue today.

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Disturbance Expected To Become A Tropical Storm Overnight

Disturbance Expected To Become A Tropical Storm Overnight

| August 6, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

At 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 16.1 North, longitude 82.7 West. The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center will pass north of Honduras tonight and early Monday, then approach the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula Monday afternoon. The system is forecast to move across Yucatan Peninsula Monday night and Tuesday.

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Emily Becomes Post-tropical

Emily Becomes Post-tropical

| August 1, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Emily was located near latitude 30.9 North, longitude 78.0 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the north-northeast near 9 mph (15 km/h), and a faster motion toward the northeast is forecast for the next couple of days.

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Depression Becomes A Tropical Storm West Of Tampa Bay

Depression Becomes A Tropical Storm West Of Tampa Bay

| July 31, 2017 @ 6:39 am

At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Emily was located near latitude 27.7 North, longitude 83.2 West. Emily is moving toward the east near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the northeast and an increase in forward speed are expected tonight or Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Emily is expected to move inland over the the west-central Florida peninsula later today and move across central Florida through tonight. Emily is expected to move offshore of the east-central Florida coast early Tuesday.

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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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