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The Atlantic 2009 Hurricane Season

Opening Season Preamble (11th March, 2009)

As usual, we will do our best to track all the active storms in the 2009 hurricane season, so keep checking this page regularly. Hurricane Ana or Tropical Storm Ana will be the first of the season when it appears, and we will be ready to track it.

Here's hoping the season will not be too active, despite the pundits forecasting another very active year.

Here's the list of 2009 contenders.

Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda


The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season has started quite late, but when it finally arrived it arrived with a bang. Two tropical storms and a hurricane simultaneously! Maybe the predictions are going to turn out as bad as they said...let's hope not.

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Tropical Storms6 Ana, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Grace, Henri,
Hurricanes2 Fred, Ida,
Major Hurricanes1 Bill,

2009 Atlantic Hurricane and Tropical Storm News

NOTE: Latest news is always at the top, earlier news below.



STATUS: No tracking at present

10th November, 2009 10:00 News

...Ida becomes extratropical...all warnings discontinued...

At 900 am cst...1500 utc...all tropical storm warnings have been discontinued.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ida, 285 south-southwest of Pensacola Florida

9th November, 2009 10:00 News

...Ida weakens to a tropical storm...

At 9 am cst...1500 utc...all hurricane warnings and watches along the Gulf coast have been discontinued. A tropical storm warning is now in effect from Grand Isle Louisiana eastward to the Aucilla river Florida...including New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours.

For storm information specific to your area...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office.

At 900 am cst...1500 utc...the center of tropical storm Ida was located near latitude 26.5 north...longitude 88.3 west or about 185 miles...300 km...south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 285 miles...460 km...south-southwest of Pensacola Florida.

Ida is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph...28 km/hr. a turn toward the north and then to the north-northeast is expected over the next 24 hours. On the forecast track...the center of Ida is expected to make landfall along the northern Gulf coast Tuesday morning. After landfall...a turn to the east is expected on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds continue to decrease and are now near 70 mph...110 km/hr...with higher gusts. Some additional weakening is expected today as Ida approaches the coast.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 200 miles...325 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb...29.41 inches.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Ida, 75 miles northeast of Cozumel Mexico

8th November, 2009 10:00 News

...Center of Ida moving into the Yucatan channel...hurricane watch issued for portions of the northern Gulf coast...

At 900 am cst...1500 utc...a hurricane watch is in effect from Grand Isle Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border. This watch does not include the city of New Orleans. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 36 hours.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the YYucatan peninsula of Mexico from Playa del Carmen to Cabo Catoche. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion in the warning area.

A hurricane watch remains in effect for the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico from Tulum to Playa del Carmen. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico from Punta Allen northward to Playa del Carmen and from Cabo Catoche westward to San Felipe. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within 24 hours.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the Isle of Youth.

Interests elsewhere along the northern coast of the gulf of Mexico should monitor the progress of Ida. Additional tropical cyclone watches or warnings may be required later today.

For storm information specific to your area in the United States...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the United States...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 900 am cst...1500 utc...the center of hurricane Ida was located near latitude 21.2 north...longitude 86.0 west or about 75 miles... 120 km...northeast of Cozumel Mexico and about 80 miles...125 km... west-southwest of the western tip of Cuba.

Ida is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph...17 km/hr. A turn toward the north-northwest and an increase in forward speed are expected during the next 24 hours...with a turn toward the north likely by tuesday. On the forecast track....the center of Ida should move through the Yucatan channel into the Gulf of Mexico today...and be near the northern Gulf coast by Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph...150 km/hr...with higher gusts. Ida is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is forecast today...with gradual weakening expected on Monday. Ida is expected to begin losing tropical characteristics on Tuesday as it nears the Gulf coast...but it could reach the coast as a tropical cyclone.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles...30 km...from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles...220 km.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb...29.03 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ida, 50 miles south-southwest of Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua

5th November, 2009 16:00 News

...Ida continues to weaken...heavy rainfall still the primary concern...

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the east coast of Nicaragua from Bluefields northward to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.

At 4 pm est...2100 utc...the government of Honduras has issued a tropical storm watch for the northeast coast of Honduras from Limon eastward to the Honduras/Nicaragua border. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 36 hours.

Interests elsewhere in Honduras should monitor the progress of Ida.

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At 400 pm est...2100 utc...the center of tropical storm Ida was located near latitude 13.3 north...longitude 83.7 west or about 50 miles... 85 km...south-southwest of Puerto Cabezas Nicaragua and about 90 miles...145 km...north of Bluefields Nicaragua.

Ida is moving toward the north-northwest near 3 mph...6 km/hr. A turn toward the north at a slightly faster forward speed is expected tonight or Friday. On the forecast track...the center of Ida will move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras during the next day or so. The tropical cyclone is forecast to emerge over the northwestern Caribbean sea early Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph...95 km/hr...with higher gusts. Additional weakening is expected and Ida is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression on Friday. Some restrengthening is possible after Ida emerges over the northwestern Caribbean sea on Saturday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb...29.23 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ida, 60 miles northeast of Bluefields Nicaragua.

4th November, 2009 22:00 News

...Ida approaching the east coast of Nicaragua...

A hurricane watch is in effect for the eastern coast of Nicaragua from Bluefields northward to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 36 hours.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the entire eastern coast of Nicaragua.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours.

At 10 pm est...0300 utc...the government of Colombia has discontinued the tropical storm warning for the islands of San Andres and Providencia.

For storm information specific to your area...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 1000 pm est...0300 utc...the center of tropical storm Ida was located near latitude 12.5 north...longitude 83.1 west or about 60 miles... 95 km...northeast of Bluefields Nicaragua.

Ida is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph...11 km/hr...and a gradual turn to the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected during the next day or two. On the forecast track...Ida should make landfall along the east coast of Nicaragua early Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph...100 km/hr...with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible...and Ida could approach hurricane intensity before making landfall.

Ttropical storm force winds extend outward up to 50 miles...85 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb...29.38 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Henri, 375 miles east of Leeward Islands

7th October, 2009 11:00 News

...Henri weakening...

At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of Tropical Storm Henri was located near latitude 18.9 north...longitude 57.4 west or about 375 miles...605 km...east of the northern Leeward Islands.

Henri is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph...24 km/hr... and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or so... followed by a turn toward the west at a slower forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph...75 km/hr...with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast during the next couple of days...and Henri is expected to dissipate on Thursday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb...29.74 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Grace, 210 miles southwest of Cork, Ireland

5th October, 2009 23:00 News Update

..Grace absorbed by a frontal system...

At 1100 pm ast...0300 utc...the remnants of Tropical Storm Grace were located near latitude 49.7 north...longitude 13.4 west or about 210 miles...335 km...southwest of Cork Ireland.

The remnants of Grace are moving toward the north-northeast near 26 mph...43 km/hr...and this motion is expected to continue until dissipation.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph...85 km/hr...with higher gusts. The remnants will likely continue to produce a small area of gale force winds through early Tuesday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles...140 km...mainly southeast of the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb...29.12 inches.

This will be the last report for Tropical Storm Grace.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Grace, 575 miles southwest of Cork, Ireland

5th October, 2009 11:00 News

...Grace racing north-northeastward between the Azores and the British Isles...

At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of Tropical Storm Grace was located near latitude 45.4 north...longitude 16.4 west or about 575 miles...925 km...southwest of Cork Ireland...and about 590 miles... 950 km....northwest of Lisbon Portugal.

Grace is moving toward the north-northeast near 31 mph...50 km/hr. This general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph...100 km/hr... with higher gusts. Additional weakening is expected during the next day or so...and Grace should be absorbed by a front by Tuesday morning.

Tropical Storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km...mainly to the south of the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb...29.23 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Fred, 650 miles west of Cape Verde

12th September, 2009 11:00 News

This will be the last report for Hurricane Fred.

Hurricane Linda has dispersed in the eastern Pacific. This is the last report for Hurricane Linda.

...Fred expected to become a remnant low later today or tonight...

At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of tropical storm Fred was located near latitude 17.5 north...longitude 33.7 west or about 650 miles...1045 km...west of the Cape Verde islands.

Fred is nearly stationary but a motion toward the north or north- northwest should begin later today or tonight...followed by a turn toward northwest with some increase in forward speed on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph...65 km/hr... with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast...and Fred is expected to become a remnant low later today or tonight.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles...165 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb...29.59 inches.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Fred, 705 miles west of Cape Verde

10th September, 2009 05:00 News

...Fred still a powerful hurricane...expected to turn northward by late tonight...

At 500 am ast...0900 utc...the center of hurricane Fred was located near latitude 15.9 north...longitude 34.6 west or about 705 miles... 1135 km...west of the Cape Verde islands.

Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph...19 km/hr. A turn toward the north with a considerable decrease in forward speed is expected by late today...followed by a turn toward the northeast on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 105 mph...165 km/hr...with higher gusts. Fred is a category two hurricane on the saffir simpson scale. Weakening is likely during the next 48 hours and Fred is expected to diminish to a tropical storm by Saturday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles...45 km...from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles...185 km.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb...28.64 inches.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Fred, 500 miles west-southwest of Cape Verde

9th September, 2009 05:00 News

...Fred intensifies rapidly over the far eastern tropical atlantic...

At 500 am ast...0900 utc...the center of hurricane Fred was located near latitude 13.2 north...longitude 31.7 west or about 500 miles... 805 km...west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands.

Fred is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph...20 km/hr...and a turn toward the northwest and then north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

Satellite images indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph...165 km/hr...with higher gusts. Fred is a category two hurricane on the saffir-simpson scale. Some additional strengthening is forecast...and Fred could become a major hurricane later today. Weakening is expected to begin on Thursday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles...35 km...from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles...140 km.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb...28.64 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Fred, 345 miles southwest of Cape Verde

8th September, 2009 11:00 News Update

...Fred continuing to strengthen...expected to become a hurricane...

At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of tropical storm Fred was located near latitude 11.9 north...longitude 28.6 west or about 345 miles...555 km...southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands.

Fred is moving toward the west near 14 mph...22 km/hr. A gradual turn toward the west-northwest and northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

Satellite images indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph...100 km/hr...with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days and Fred is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles...165 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb...29.35 inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Fred, 285 miles southwest of Cape Verde




8th September, 2009 05:00 News

...Fred strengthening over the far eastern tropical atlantic...

At 500 am ast...0900 utc...the center of tropical storm Fred was located near latitude 11.8 north...longitude 27.3 west or about 285 miles...460 km...southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands.

Fred is moving toward the west near 15 mph...24 km/hr. A gradual turn toward the west-northwest and northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

Satellite images indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph...85 km/hr...with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast...and Fred could become a hurricane over the next couple of days.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb...29.53 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Fred, 245 miles south-southwest of Cape Verde

7th September, 2009 23:00 News

...sixth tropical storm of the atlantic season forms...

At 1100 pm ast...0300 utc...the center of tropical storm Fred was located near latitude 11.8 north...longitude 26.3 west or about 245 miles...390 km...south-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands.

Fred is moving toward the west near 15 mph...24 km/hr. a gradual turn toward the west-northwest and northwest with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

Satellite imagery indicates that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph...65 km/hr...with higher gusts. some additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles...55 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb...29.65 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Erika, 130 miles south-southeast of San Juan,PR

3rd September, 2009 17:00 News Update

...Erika weakens to a tropical depression...all warnings discontinued...

At 5 pm ast...2100 utc...all tropical storm warnings associated with Erika have been discontinued.

At 500 pm ast...2100 utc...the center of tropical depression Erika was located near latitude 16.7 north...longitude 65.3 west or about 130 miles...205 km...south-southeast of San Juan Puerto Rico and about 325 miles...525 km...east-southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

The depression is moving toward the west near 12 mph...19 km/hr. a turn toward the west-northwest is expected tonight...and this motion is expected to continue until dissipation. On the forecast track...Erika or its remnants are expected to pass south of Puerto Rico tonight...and be near or over Hispaniola on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph...55 km/hr...with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast in the next 24 hours...and Erika is expected to become a remnant low on friday. Erika could also degenerate into a tropical wave at any time.

The latest minimum central pressure reported by an air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft if 1007 mb...29.74 inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Erika, 200 miles east-southeast of San Juan,PR

3rd September, 2009 11:00 News Update

...Erika still a tropical storm...new warnings issued for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands...

At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of poorly-organized tropical storm Erika was located near latitude 16.9 north...longitude 63.5 west or about 100 miles...165 km...east-southeast of St. Croix and about 200 miles...320 km...east-southeast of San Juan Puerto Rico.

Erika is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph...13 km/hr... and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days with a gradual increase in forward speed. on the forecast track... the weather associated with Erika will continue to move through the Leeward Islands today and approach the u.s. and british Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later today and tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph...65 km/hr...with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is likely during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles...280 km...primarily to the east of the center.

The minimum central pressure recently reported by an air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft was 1010 mb...29.83 inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Erika, 260 miles east-southeast of San Juan,PR

3rd September, 2009 05:00 News

...Erika remains disorganized...

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Dominica... Guadeloupe...St. Martin...St. Barthelemy...Antigua...Barbuda... Montserrat...St. kitts...Nevis...Anguilla...St. Maarten... Saba...and St. Eustatius.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Puerto Rico...the u.s. and the british Virgin Islands.

Interests in the Dominican Republic and haiti should monitor the progress of Erika.

For storm information specific to your area in the united states...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the united states...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 500 am ast...0900 utc...the center of poorly-organized tropical storm Erika was located near latitude 16.5 north...longitude 62.7 west or about 85 miles...140 km...west of Guadeloupe and about 260 miles...420 km...east-southeast of San Juan Puerto Rico.

Erika is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph...11 km/hr... and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or two with some increase in forward speed. On the forecast track...the weather associated with Erika will continue to move through the Leeward Islands this morning and approach the u.s. and british Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph...65 km/hr...with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is likely during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles...370 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb...29.77 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Erika, 100 miles east-southeast of Leeward Islands

2nd September, 2009 11:00 News Update

...Erika approaching the Leeward Islands...

At 11 am ast...1500 utc...the government of France has issued a tropical storm warning for Guadeloupe. A tropical storm warning is now in effect for Guadeloupe...St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Antigua...Barbuda... Montserrat...St. Kitts...Nevis...Anguilla...St. Maarten...Saba...and St. Eustatius.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands...the u.s. and british Virgin Islands...and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of Erika. tropical storm watches or warnings could be required for a portion of these areas later today.

For storm information specific to your area in the united states...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the united states...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of tropical storm Erika was estimated to be near latitude 16.5 north...longitude 60.4 west or about 100 miles...165 km...east-southeast of the Leeward Islands.

Erika is moving toward the west near 10 mph...17 km/hr. a west- northwestward motion is expected to begin later today. On the forecast track...erika will be moving through the Leeward Islands tonight and tomorrow.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph... 65 km/hr...with higher gusts. little change in strength is forecast today with some slight restrengthening possible tomorrow.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles...165 km mainly to the east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb...29.77 inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Erika, 280 miles east-southeast of northern Leeward Idlands

2nd September, 2009 05:00 News

...disorganized erika likely to pass near or over the northern leeward islands...

At 5 am ast...0900 utc...the government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a tropical storm warning FOR Antigua...Barbuda...St. Kitts...Nevis...Anguilla...St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

At 5 am ast...0900 utc...the government of the Netherlands Antilles has issued a tropical storm warning for St. Maarten...Saba...and St. Eustatius.

Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands...the u.s. and British Virgin islands...and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of Erika.

For storm information specific to your area in the united states...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the united states...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 500 am ast...0900 utc...the poorly-defined center of tropical storm Erika was estimated near latitude 17.0 north...longitude 59.0 west or about 280 miles...455 km...east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

Erika has been moving generally westward near 5 mph...7 km/hr...and a west-northwestward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next day or two. on the forecast track the center will pass near or over the northern Leeward Lslands during the next day or so.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph...85 km/hr...with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 120 miles...195 km...mainly to the northeast of the center.

An air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft reported a minimum central pressure of 1005 mb...29.68 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Erika, 365 miles east of northern Leeward Idlands

1st September, 2009 23:00 News Update

...Erika moving very slowly...

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for St. Maarten... Antigua...Barbuda...St. Kitts...Nevis...Anguilla...St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 36 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands...u.s. and British Virgin Islands...and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of Erika.

For storm information specific to your area in the United States...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the United States...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 1100 pm ast...0300 utc...the center of tropical storm Erika was located near latitude 17.5 north...longitude 57.6 west or about 365 miles...585 km...east of the northern Leeward Islands.

erika has been meandering for the past few hours...but it should begin to move toward the west-northwest near 8 mph...13 km/hr on wednesday. on this track...the center of erika is expected to pass to the northeast of the leeward islands on thursday.

maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph...95 km/hr...with higher gusts. some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours.

tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 120 miles...195 km mainly to the north and east of the center.

the minimum central pressure reported by an air force reconnaissance aircraft was 1004 mb...29.65 inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Erika, 390 miles east of northern Leeward Islands

1st September, 2009 17:00 News Update

...Erika forms east of the northern Leeward Islands...tropical storm watches issued...

At 5 pm...2100 utc...the government of the Netherlands Antilles has issued a tropical storm watch for the island of St. Maarten.

At 5 pm...the government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a tropical storm watch for the islands of Antigua...Barbuda...St. Kitts...Nevis...and Anguilla.

At 5 pm...the government of France has issued a tropical storm watch for the islands of St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 36 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands...U.S. and British Virgin Islands...and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of Erika.

For storm information specific to your area in the United States...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the United States...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 500 pm edt...2100 utc...the center of tropical storm Erika was located near latitude 17.2 north...longitude 57.3 west or about 390 miles...625 km...east of the northern Leeward Islands.

Erika is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph...15 km/hr... and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. on this track the center of Erika is expected to remain to the northeast of the Leeward Islands.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph...85 km/hr...with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles...165 km from the center.

The latest minimum central pressure reported by an air force reserve reconnaissance aircraft is 1007 mb...29.74 inches.


STATUS: No tracking at present

29th August, 2009 05:00 News

...Danny rapidly becoming absorbed by an extratropical low...

At 5 am edt...0900 utc...the tropical storm watch for the north Carolina coast from Cape Lookout northward to Duck...including the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds has been discontinued.

Satellite images and data from an air force reconnaissance plane indicate that Danny is rapidly becoming absorbed by an extratropical low over north Carolina. At 500 am edt...0900 utc...the remnants of Danny were located near latitude 34.3 north... longitude 74.6 west or about 80 miles...130 km...southeast of Cape Hatteras north Carolina and about 540 miles...875 km...south-southwest of Nantucket Massachusetts.

The extratropical low is forecast to move rapidly toward the north-northeast and then northeast near 30 to 35 mph during the next day or so.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph...55 km/hr...with higher gusts.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb...29.74 inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 330 miles south of Cape Hatteras, NC

28th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

...Hurricane hunters find Danny still a tropical storm...beginning to move northward...

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the north Carolina coast from Cape Lookout northward to Duck...including the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...in this case... within 24 hours. A tropical storm warning may be required for portions of this area tonight.

Interests elsewhere from the Carolinas northward to New England and the Canadian maritimes should monitor the progress of Danny.

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At 500 pm edt...2100 utc...the center of tropical storm Danny was located near latitude 30.4 north...longitude 75.4 west or about 330 miles...535 km...south of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 810 miles...1300 km...south-southwest of Nantucket Massachusetts.

Danny is moving toward the north near 6 mph...9 km/hr. An increase in forward speed is expected tonight with a turn toward the north-northeast expected on Sunday. On this track...the center of Danny is expected to pass offshore of the outer banks of north Carolina early Saturday...pass offshore of southeastern New England on Saturday night and move near the Canadian maritimes Sunday.

Data from the air force reserve reconnaissance hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph...65 km/hr...with higher gusts. some slight strengthening is possible tonight...with little change in intensity expected on Saturday. Danny is expected to become extratropical on Saturday night.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles...280 km mostly to the southeast of the center.

Data from the hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that the minimum central pressure is 1007 mb...29.74 inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 350 miles south of Cape Hatteras, NC

28th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

...Danny Remains Disorganized...

A Tropical Storm Watch Is In Effect For The North Carolina Coast From Cape Lookout Northward To Duck...Including The Pamlico And Albemarle Sounds. A Tropical Storm Watch Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Possible Within The Watch Area...In This Case... Within 24 Hours. A Tropical Storm Warning May Be Required For Portions Of This Area Later Today.

Interests Elsewhere From The Carolinas Northward To New England And The Canadian Maritimes Should Monitor The Progress Of Danny. Additional Watches And Warnings May Be Required For Portions Of This Area Later Today.

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At 1100 Am Edt...1500 Utc...The Center Of Tropical Storm Danny Was Located Near Latitude 30.1 North...Longitude 75.5 West Or About 350 Miles...565 KM...South Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina And About 830 Miles...1335 KM...South-Southwest Of Nantucket Massachusetts.

While Danny Has Been Moving Toward The West Over The Past Couple Of Hours...A Motion Toward The Northwest Near 10 Mph...17 Km/HR...Is Expected To Resume Soon. A Turn Toward The North And The North- Northeast With An Increase In Forward Speed Is Expected Later Today And Tonight. On The Forecast Track...The Center Of Danny Is Expected To Pass Near The Outer Banks Of North Carolina Overnight... Approach The Coast Of Southeastern New England Late Saturday Night...And Move Near The Canadian Maritimes Early Sunday.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 40 Mph...65 Km/HR...With Higher Gusts. Some Slight Strengthening Is Possible Today...With Little Change In Intensity Forecast After That Time.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 175 Miles...280 Km ...Mainly To The East Of The Center.

The Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 1008 MB...29.77 Inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 400 miles south of Cape Hatteras, NC

28th August, 2009 05:00 News

...Danny Barely A Tropical Storm...

A Tropical Storm Watch Is In Effect For The North Carolina Coast From Cape Lookout Northward To Duck...Including The Pamlico And Albemarle Sounds. A Tropical Storm Watch Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Possible Within The Watch Area...In This Case...Within The Next 24 Hours.

Interests Elsewhere From The Carolinas Northward To New England And The Canadian Maritimes Should Monitor The Progress Of Danny. Additional Watches And Warnings May Be Required For Portions Of This Area Later Today.

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At 500 Am Edt...0900 Utc...The Center Of Tropical Storm Danny Was Estimated Near Latitude 29.5 North...Longitude 74.4 West Or About 400 Miles...640 KM...South Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Danny Is Moving Toward The North-Northwest Near 9 Mph...15 Km/HR. A Turn To The North With An Increase In Forward Speed Is Expected Today.

Maximum Sustained Winds Have Decreased To Near 40 Mph...65 Km/HR...With Higher Gusts...But These Winds Are Confined To The Northeast Of The Center. There Is Small Opportunity For Slight Restrengthening Today.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 205 Miles...335 Km To The Northeast Of The Center.

The Minimum Central Pressure Reported By An Air Force Plane Was 1008 MB...29.77 Inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 485 miles souththeast of Cape Hatteras, NC

27th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

...Danny Remains Disorganized...

A Tropical Storm Watch Is In Effect For The North Carolina Coast From Cape Lookout Northward To Duck...Including The Pamlico And Albemarle Sounds. A Tropical Storm Watch Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Possible Within The Watch Area...Generally Within 36 Hours.

Interests Elsewhere From The Carolinas Northward To New England And The Canadian Maritimes Should Monitor The Progress Of Danny. Additional Watches And Warnings May Be Required For Portions Of This Area On Friday.

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At 1100 Pm Edt...0300 Utc...The Center Of Tropical Storm Danny Was Located Near Latitude 28.4 North...Longitude 73.5 West Or About 485 Miles...780 KM...South-Southeast Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Danny Is Moving Toward The North-Northwest Near 8 Mph...13 Km/HR... And A Generally Northward Motion With An Increase In Forward Speed Is Expected On Friday.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 45 Mph...75 Km/HR...With Higher Gusts. Some Strengthening Is Possible During The Next 24 Hours.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 205 Miles...335 KM...Mainly To The Northeast Of The Center.

Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 1008 MB...29.77 Inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 295 miles norththeast of Nassau, Bahamas

27th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

...Center Of Danny Drifting Westward...Tropical Storm Watch Issued For Part Of The North Carolina Coast...

At 5 Pm Edt...2100 Utc...A Tropical Storm Watch Is In Effect For The North Carolina Coast From Cape Lookout Northward To Duck... Including The Ablemarle And Pamlico Sounds. A Tropical Storm Watch Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Possible Within The Watch Area...Generally Within 36 Hours.

Interests Elsewhere From The Carolinas Northward To New England Should Monitor The Progress Of Danny. Additional Watches And Warnings May Be Required For Portions Of This Area Later Tonight And Friday.

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At 500 Pm Edt...2100 Utc...The Center Of Tropical Storm Danny Was Located Near Latitude 27.5 North...Longitude 73.5 West Or About 295 Miles...480 KM...Northeast Of Nassau And About 545 Miles...875 KM... South-Southeast Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Danny Is Currently Drifting Toward The West At 2 Mph...3 Km/HR. A Turn Toward The Northwest And An Increase In Forward Speed Are Expected Later Tonight...With A Turn Toward The North And An Even Faster Forward Speed Forecast On Friday.

Reports From An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft And Satellite Scatterometer Data Indicate That Maximum Sustained Winds Have Decreased To Near 50 Mph...85 Km/HR...With Higher Gusts. Slow Strengthening Is Possible During The Next Couple Of Days.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 205 Miles...335 Km Mainly To The Northeast Of The Center.

Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 1008 MB...29.77 Inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 330 miles norththeast of Nassau, Bahamas

27th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

...Center Of Danny Wobbles Westward...

Interests From The Carolinas Northward To New England Should Monitor The Progress Of Danny. A Tropical Storm Watch May Be Required For Portions Of This Area Later Today.

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At 1100 Am Edt...1500 Utc...The Center Of Tropical Storm Danny Was Located Near Latitude 27.5 North...Longitude 73.1 West Or About 320 Miles...510 KM...Northeast Of Nassau And About 550 Miles... 885 KM...South-Southeast Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Danny Is Moving Somewhat Erratically Toward The Northwest Near 13 Mph...20 Km/HR. This General Motion Is Expected To Continue Today...With A Turn Toward The North And An Increase In Forward Speed Forecast On Friday.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 60 Mph...95 Km/HR...With Higher Gusts. Slow Strengthening Is Possible During The Next Couple Of Days.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 205 Miles...335 Km From The Center.

Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 1006 MB...29.71 Inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 370 miles east-southeast of Nassau, Bahamas

27th August, 2009 05:00 News

...Danny Reforms A Little Farther To The North...

Interests From The Carolinas Northward To New England Should Monitor The Progress Of Danny.

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Satellite And Aircraft Data Indicate That The Center Of Danny Has Reformed A Little Farther To The North. At 500 Am Edt...0900 Utc...The Center Of Danny Was Estimated Near Latitude 27.4 North...Longitude 72.1 West Or About 370 Miles...590 KM... East-Northeast Of Nassau And About 575 Miles...925 KM... South-Southeast Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Danny Is Moving Toward The Northwest Near 10 Mph...17 Km/HR...And This General Motion Is Expected To Continue Today. A Turn Toward The North With An Increase In Forward Speed Is Expected On Friday.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 60 Mph...95 Km/HR...With Higher Gusts. Slow Strengthening Is Forecast During The Next Couple Of Days.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 205 Miles...335 Km From The Center.

The Minimum Central Pressure Estimated From Reconnaissance Data Is 1006 MB...29.71 Inches.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 370 miles east-southeast of Nassau, Bahamas

26th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

...Danny Strengthens A Little...But Still Disorganized...

Interests In The Bahamas And From The Carolinas Northward To New England Should Monitor The Progress Of Danny.

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At 1100 Pm Edt...0300 Utc...The Center Of Tropical Storm Danny Was Located Near Latitude 26.0 North...Longitude 71.6 West Or About 370 Miles...595 KM...East-Northeast Of Nassau And About 675 Miles...1090 KM...South-Southeast Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina.

Danny Is Moving Toward The Northwest Near 10 Mph...17 Km/HR...And This General Motion Is Expected To Continue Through Thursday. A Turn Toward The North With An Increase In Forward Speed Is Expected On Friday.

Reports From A Noaa Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Indicate That Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 50 Mph...85 Km/HR...With Higher Gusts. Strengthening Is Forecast Over The Next Couple Of Days.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 175 Miles...280 KM...Mainly To The North And East Of The Center.

The Minimum Central Pressure Estimated From Reconnaissance Data Is 1006 MB...29.71 Inches.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 390 miles east of Nassau, Bahamas

26th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Poorly organised Danny monving west-northwestward at a slower forward speed. At 1700 AM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near 25.2n 71.2w or about 390 miles east of Nassau, Bahamas.

Danny is moving toward the west-northwest near 12mph. A general northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected today and Thurdsay with a turn to the north on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is possible during the next couple of days.

The minimum central pressure estimated by anaircraft reserve hurricane hunter aircraft is 1009mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Danny, 445 miles east of Nassau, Bahamas

26th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

The area of disturbed weather east of the Bahamas becomes Tropical Storm Danny.

AT 1100 AM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near 24.9n 70.3w or about 445 miles east of Nassau, Bahamas.

Danny is moving toward the west-northwest near 18mph. A general northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected today and Thursday with a turn to the north-northwest on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is possible during the next couple of days.

The minimum central pressure estimated by a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft is 1009mb.


STATUS: No tracking at present

24th August, 2009 05:00 News

BILL LOSES TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS.

AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS DISCONTINUED ALL TROPICAL STORM WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR NEWFOUNDLAND.

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AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF BILL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 48.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 50.2 WEST OR ABOUT 190 MILES... 305 KM...NORTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.

BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 43 MPH...69 KM/HR. AN EAST-NORTHEAST MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. EVEN THOUGH BILL IS NO LONGER A TROPICAL CYCLONE...IT IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE A LARGE AREA OF STORM AND GALE FORCE WINDS OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 315 MILES...510 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 980 MB...28.94 INCHES.

This is the last report for Hurricane Bill.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Bill, 90 miles south-southeast of Halifax

23rd August, 2009 11:00 News

...BILL MOVING NEAR NOVA SCOTIA...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA FROM CHARLESVILLE TO POINT ACONI. A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA FROM ECUM SECUM TO POINT ACONI.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA FROM NORTH OF POINT ACONI WESTWARD TO TIDNISH...FOR THE WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA FROM FORT LAWRENCE TO CHARLESVILLE... AND FOR PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FROM VICTORIA IN QUEEN COUNTY NORTHWARD TO LOWER DARNLEY IN PRINCE COUNTY.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND FROM STONES COVE TO BONAVISTA. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WEST AND SOUTH COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND FROM PARSONS POND AROUND TO STONES COVE...AND ALONG THE EAST COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND FROM BONAVISTA TO HARBOUR DEEP.

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AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BILL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 43.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 64.0 WEST OR ABOUT 90 MILES... 150 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.

BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 33 MPH...54 KM/HR...AND A FURTHER INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF BILL WILL PASS NEAR OR JUST OFF THE EASTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA TODAY...AND NEAR OR OVER SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. BILL IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST AND BILL IS LIKELY TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 290 MILES...465 KM.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 967 MB...28.56 INCHES.

TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE TRACK OF BILL ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA...PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND NEWFOUNDLAND.

LARGE AND DANGEROUS SWELLS GENERATED BY HURRICANE BILL WILL BE IMPACTING THE ATLANTIC MARITIMES OF CANADA TODAY. SWELLS ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST SHOULD GRADUALLY DIMINISH TODAY.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Bill, 300 miles south-southeast of Nantucket

22nd August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is moving north and brings a tropical storm warning for Nova Scotia from Charlesville in Shelburne county eastward to Ecum Secum to Point Anconi and extended tropical storm watch for Newfoundland from Arnold's Cove northward to Harbour Deep. There are further watches and warnings in this general area. See the NHC website for details

At 1700 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 37.1n 68.8w and 300 miles south-southeast of Nantucket. Bill is moving toward the north near 24mph and a change to the north-northeast is expected on Sunday. br>
Maximum sustained winds are near 85mph. Bill is a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Weakening is expected to begin on Suday as Bill moves into cooler waters. The minimum central pressure measured by an air force reconnaissance aircraft is 961mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are affecting Bahamas and Bermuda. They are starting to affect the southeastern US coast. Large swells will affect much if the remainder of the united states east coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during Saturday and Sunday. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Watching Hurricane Bill, 435 miles south of Nantucket

22nd August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is moving north and brings a tropical storm warning for Nova Scotia from Charlesville in Shelburne county eastward to Ecum Secum in Halifax county and a hurricane watch from just east of Ecum Secum to Point Anconi. There are further watches and warnings in this general area. See the NHC website for details.

A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for the coast from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach including the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Interests along the coast of New England and in the Canadian Maritimes should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 1100 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 35.1n 68.6w and 435 miles south of Nantucket. Bill is moving toward the north near 23mph and a change to the north-northeast is expected on Sunday. br>
Maximum sustained winds are near 100mph. Bill is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible today with weakening tonight and Sunday as the center of Bill moves north of the Gulf Stream. The estimated minimum central pressure is 964mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are affecting Bahamas and Bermuda. They are starting to affect the southeastern US coast. Large swells will begin to affect much if the remainder of the united states east coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during Saturday and Sunday. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Watching Hurricane Bill, 220 miles west-northwest of Bermuda

22nd August, 2009 05:00 News

Hurricane Bill is moving north-northwestward and brings a tropical storm warning to the Massachusetts coast.

A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for the coast from Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach including the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Interests along the coast of New England and in the Canadian Maritimes should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 2300 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 33.0n 68.5w and 220 miles west-northwest of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the north-northwest near 22mph and a change to the north is expected later today with a turn to the north-northeast and an increase in forward speed on Sunday. br>
Maximum sustained winds are near 105mph. Bill is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible today with weakening tonight and Sunday as the center of Bill moves north of the Gulf Stream. The estimated minimum central pressure is 960mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are affecting Bahamas and Bermuda. They are starting to affect the southeastern US coast. Large swells will begin to affect much if the remainder of the united states east coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during Saturday and Sunday. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Bill, 180 miles west-southwest of Bermuda

21st August, 2009 23:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is moving northwestward and bring rainand gusty winds to Bermuda. A hurricane watch remains in effect for Bermuda together with a Tropical Storm warning. Interests along the coast of New England and in the Canadian Maritimes should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 2300 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 31.0n 67.5w and about 180 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the north-northwest near 20mph and a change to the north is expected on Saturday with a turn to the north-northeast and an increase in forward speed on Sundat. br>
Maximum sustained winds are near 105mph. Bill is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some fluctuation in intensity are likely today and Saturday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 957mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are affecting Bahamas and Bermuda. They are starting to affect the southeastern US coast. Large swells will begin to affect much if the remainder of the united states east coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during Saturday and Sunday. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 235 miles south-southwest of Bermuda

21st August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is a little weaker but could regain strength on Saturday. A hurricane watch remains in effect for Bermuda together with a Tropical Storm warning. Interests along the coast of New England and in the Canadian Maritimes should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 1700 AST the center of Hurricane Bill was located near 29.4n 66.9w and about 235 miles south-southwest of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the north-northwest near 20mph and a gradual change to the north is expected tonight and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 105mph. Bill is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some fluctuation in intensity are likely today and Saturday. The minimum central pressure as reported by an air force reconnaissance aircraft today is 954mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are affecting Puerto Rico and Hispaniola and the Bahamas, Bermuda. They should start to affect most of the eastern US coast and the Atlantic maritimes of Canada during the next day or two. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Watching Major Hurricane Bill, 335 miles south of Bermuda

21st August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Bill still a category 3 hurricane and on track with rainbands already affecting Bermuda. A hurricane watch remains in effect for Bermuda together with a Tropical Storm warning.

At 1100 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 27.6n 66.3w and about 335 miles south of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 18mph and a gradual change to the north-northwest is expected today with a turn to the north by Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 115mph. Bill is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some fluctuation in intensity are likely today and Saturday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 958mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are affecting Puerto Rico and Hispaniola and the Bahamas, Bermuda. They should start to affect most of the eastern US coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during the next day or two. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Watching Major Hurricane Bill, 425 miles south of Bermuda




21st August, 2009 05:00 News

Major Hurricane Bill still a category 3 hurricane but looking less organized. A hurricane watch remains in effect for Bermuda together with a Tropical Storm warning.

At 0500 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 26.2n 65.4w and about 425 miles south of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 17mph and a gradual change to the north-northwest is expected today with a turn to the north by Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 120mph. Bill is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 12 to 24 hours despite being less organized and Bill could begin weakenining on Saturday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 951mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are affecting Puerto Rico and Hispaniola and the Bahamas, Bermuda. They should start to affect most of the eastern US coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during the next day or two. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.


STATUS: Watching Major Hurricane Bill, 510 miles south of Bermuda

20th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Bill spreading high swells over the western Atlantic. The Bermuda weather center has issued a hurricane watch for Bermuda and a Tropical Storm warning.

At 2300 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 24.9n 64.3w and about 510 miles south of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 18mph and is expected to continue this motion with a gradual change to north by Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are 125mph. Bill is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours and Bill could regain category 4 status again on Friday. The minimum central pressure reported by a NOAA aircraft was 943mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are impacting Puerto Rico and Hispaniola and the Bahamas, Bermuda and most of the eastern US coast and the Atlantic maritimes of Canada during the next few days. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Watching Major Hurricane Bill, 595 miles south of Bermuda

20th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Bill spreading high swells over the western Atlantic. The Bermuda weather center has issued a hurricane watch for Bermuda which is still active.

At 1700 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 23.8n 63.2w and about 595 miles south of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 18mph and is expected to continue this motion with a gradual change to north by Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to 125mph. Bill is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours and Bill could regain category 4 status again on Friday. The minimum central pressure reported by an air force reconnaissance aircraft a few hours ago was 948mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are impacting the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola and should begin to affect the Bahamas, Bermuda and most of the eastern US coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during the next few days. These swells will likely cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Watching Major Hurricane Bill, 695 miles south-southeast of Bermuda

20th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Bill spreading high swells over the western Atlantic. The Bermuda weather center has issued a hurricane watch for Bermuda. Since Bill appears to be keeping away from major landmasses we will discontinue tracking and just continue to watch its progress for now.

At 1100 AST the center of Hurricane Bill was located near 22.6n 61.7w and about 695 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 18mph and is expected to continue this motion through Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 120mph. Bill is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours and Bill could regain category 4 status again on Friday. Minimum central pressure reported by a NOAA P-3 aircraft is 951mb.

Large swells associated with Bill are impacting the northern Leeward Islands and should begin to affect the Bahamas, Bermuda and most of the eastern US coast and the atlantic maritimes of Canada during the next few days. These swells are likely to cause extremely dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Bill, 790 miles south-southeast of Bermuda

20th August, 2009 05:00 News

Major Hurricane Bill weakens to a cat3 hurricane. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 0500 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 21.6n 60.3w and about 790 miles south-southeast of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 18mph and is expected to continue on this track today with a gradual turn to the north-northwest by late Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 125mph. Bill is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours and Bill could regain category 4 status again by late Friday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 947mb.

Large swells associated with Bill will be impacting the islands of the northeast Caribbean sea during the next day or two. Large swells associated with Bill should also begin to affect Bermuda and portions of the eastern coast of the United States on Friday and Saturday.


STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Bill, 880 miles southeast of Bermuda

19th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Bill remains a cat4 hurricane. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 2300 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 20.7n 58.9w and about 880 miles southeast of Bermuda. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 17mph and is expected to continue on this track today and Thursday with a gradual turn to the north-northwest by late Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 135mph. Bill is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Minimum central pressure as reported by a NOAA aircraft is 945mb.

Large swells associated with Bill will be impacting the islands of the northeast Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bwrmuda during the next day or two. Large swells associated with Bill should also begin to affect Bermuda and portions of the eastern coast of the United States on Friday and Saturday.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Bill, 335 miles from Leeward Islands

19th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Powerful Major Hurricane Bill over the central Atlantic. Interests in the Leeward Islands and Bermuda should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 1700 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 19.8n 57.6w and about 335 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands. Bill is moving toward the northwest near 20mph and is expected to continue on this track today and Thursday with a gradual turn to the north-northwest by late Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 135mph. Bill is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours. Minimum central pressure as reported by a hurricane hunter aircraft is 947mb.

Large swells associated with Bill will be impacting the islands of the northeast Caribbean sea during the next day or two. Large swells associated with Bill should also begin to affect Bermuda and portions of the eastern coast of the United States on Friday and Saturday.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Bill, 380 miles from Lesser Antilles

19th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Powerful Major Hurricane Bill over the central Atlantic. Interests in the Leeward Islands and Bermuda should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 1100 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 18.7n 56.3w and about 380 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 18mph and is expected to continue on this track today and Thursday ewith a gradual turn to the nortwest then west thereafter. On this track the core of dangerous Hurricane Bill will be passing well north of the Leeward Islands.

Data from a NOAA P-3 plane and satellite estimates indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 135mph. Bill is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. Minimum central pressure is 950mb as reported by the NOAA aircraft.

STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Bill, 460 miles from Lesser Antilles

19th August, 2009 05:00 News

Major Hurricane Bill strengthens to a Category 4 Hurricane over the central Atlantic. Interests in the Leeward Islands and Bermuda should monitor the progress of Bill.

At 0500 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 18.0n 54.9w and about 460 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to make a turn to the northwest in the next 24 to 48 hours. On this track the core of dangerous Hurricane Bill will be passing well northeast of the northern Leeward Islands late today and early Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 135mph. Bill is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 948mb.


STATUS: Tracking Major Hurricane Bill, 555 miles from Lesser Antilles

18th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

At 0830 AST Bill became the first major hurricane of the 2009 season with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.

Major Hurricane Bill is over the central Atlantic. At 2300 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 17.2n 53.4w and about 555 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 15mph and is expected to make a turn to the northwest on Wednesday. On this track the core of dangerous Hurricane Bill will be passing well northeast of the northern Leeward Islands late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Reports from a Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 125mph. Bill is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 952mb.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 635 miles from Lesser Antilles

18th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is over the central Atlantic and a little stronger. At 1700 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 16.6n 52.2w and about 635 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to continue this motion with a change to the northwest on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes the first major hurricane of the 2009 season on Wednesday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 962mb.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 705 miles from Lesser Antilles




18th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is over the central Atlantic and a little stronger. At 1100 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 15.9n 51.2w and about 705 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 24 hours with a change to the northwest on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 105mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes the first major hurricane of the 2009 season on Wednesday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 963mb. A Hurricane Hunter aircraft is expected to investigate Bill this afternoon.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 810 miles from Lesser Antilles

18th August, 2009 05:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is over the central Atlantic with little change in strength. At 0500 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 15.5n 49.7w and about 810 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 17mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours with a change to the northwest on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes the first major hurricane of the 2009 season on Wednesday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 967mb.


STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 865 miles from Lesser Antilles

17th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is over the central Atlantic and has strengthened to a cat2 hurricane. At 2300 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 15.0n 48.3w and about 865 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours with a change to the northwest on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes the first major hurricane of the 2009 season on Wednesday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 967mb.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 975 miles from Lesser Antilles

17th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill is over the central Atlantic with little change in strength. At 1700 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 14.6n 46.7w and about 975 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes the first major hurricane of the 2009 season on Wednesday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 969mb.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 1080 miles from Lesser Antilles




17th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Hurricane Bill strengthens again over the central Atlantic. At 1100 AST the centre of Hurricane Bill was located near 14.1n 45.2w and about 1080 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes the first major hurricane of the 2009 season on Wednesday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 977mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Claudette, over Alabama

17th August, 2009 08:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Claudette reverts back to a tropical depression as it passes over Alabama. Claudette is located near 31.3 north 87.2 west with maximum Sustained winds of 35mph and is moving towards the northwest at 12mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006mb.

This will be the final report for Claudette.

STATUS: Tracking Hurricane Bill, 1160 miles from Lesser Antilles

17th August, 2009 05:00 News

Tropical Storm Bill becomes Hurricane Bill, the first hurricane of the 2009 season. At 0500 AST the centre of tropical storm Bill was located near 13.8n 44.0w and about 1160 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 22mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes a Major Hurricane by Wednesday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 987mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Claudette, over the Florida panhandle

17th August, 2009 05:00 News

Tropical Storm Claudette makes landfall near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Claudette is now located near 30.9 north 87.0 west, just over the northern panhandle of Florida. Maximum Sustained winds are now 40mph and Claudette is moving towards the northwest at 12mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006mb.


STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Bill, 1320 miles from Lesser Antilles

16th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Bill strengthens again over the central Atlantic. At 2300 AST the centre of tropical storm Bill was located near 13.4n 41.7w and about 1320 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 20mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70mph and further strengthening is expected to occur as Bill becomes the first hurricane of the 2009 season. Estimated minimum central pressure is 990mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Claudette, approaching the Florida panhandle

16th August, 2009 23:00 News Update

At 2300 EDT Tropical Storm Claudette is located near 30.2 north 86.1 west, just short of the panhandle of Florida. Maximum Sustained winds remain at 50mph and Claudette is moving towards the northwest at 12mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006mb.

STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Bill, 1440 miles from Lesser Antilles

16th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Bill strengthens again over the central Atlantic. At 1700 AST the centre of tropical storm Bill was located near 12.8n 40.0w and about 1440 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65mph and further strengthening is expected to occur tonight as Bill becomes the first hurricane of the 2009 season. Estimated minimum central pressure is 994mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Claudette, approaching the Florida panhandle

16th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

At 1700 EDT Tropical Storm Claudette is located near 29.5 north 85.6 west, just off the panhandle of Florida. Maximum Sustained winds remain at 50mph and Claudette is moving towards the northwest at 14mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1008mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Ana, close to the Leeward Islands

16th August, 2009 17:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Ana has reverted to a tropical depression as it approaches the Leeward Islands. At 1700 AST the center of tropical depression Ana was located near 58.8 west and is moving towards the west near 23mph. Maximum sustained winds are now 35mph and Ana is not expected to re-intensify as it moves further west over the next few days. This will be the last report for Ana.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Claudette, approaching the Florida panhandle

16th August, 2009 14:00 News Update

At 1400 EDT tropical depression 4 becomes Tropical Storm Claudette, the third storm of the 2009 Hurricane Season. Claudette is located near 29.1 north 81.5 west and is approaching the panhandle of Florida.

Maximum Sustained winds are now 50mph and Claudette is moving towards the northwest at 14mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1008mb.

STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Bill, over the central Atlantic

16th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Bill strengthens over the central Atlantic. At 1100 AM AST the centre of tropical storm Bill was located near 12.1n 38.4w and about 1555 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill is moving toward the west-northwest near 16mph and is expected to continue this motion for the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60mph and further strengthening is expected to occur during the next 48 hours as Bill becomes the first hurricane of the 2009 season on Monday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 997mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ana, approaching the Leeward Islands

16th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

Tropical Storm Ana continues to move westward with no change in strength. A reconnaisance aircraft will invetsigate this afternoon. Interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of Ana. At 1100 AM AST the center of tropical Storm Ana was located near 55.8 west and about 430 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands.

Ana is moving towards the west near 23mph and on its track is expected to reach the Leeward Islands by early Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 40mph and little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Claudette, off the west coast of Florida

16th August, 2009 11:00 News Update

At 1100 AM EDT the center of tropical depression 4 was located near 28.7 north 84.6 west and about 75 miles south-southeast of Apalachicola Florida.

Depression 4 is expected to become Tropical Storm Claudette, the third storm of the 2009 Hurricane Season, by the time of the next report. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1011mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ana, over the mid Atlantic

16th August, 2009 05:00 News

Tropical Storm Ana continues to move westward with no change in strength. Interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of Ana. At 500 AM AST the center of tropical Storm Ana was located near 53.8 west and about 560 miles east-southeast of the Lewward Islands.

Ana is moving towards the west near 20mph and a gradual turn to the west-northwest is expected during in the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 40mph and little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005mb.

STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Bill, over the mid Atlantic

16th August, 2009 05:00 News

Tropical Storm Bill has strengthened a little overnight and is now expected to become a major hurricane by 2am Friday as it heads towards Florida. At 500 AM EDT the center of tropical Storm Bill was located near 37.2 west and about 820 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde islands.

Bill is moving towards the west near 13mph and a gradual turn to the west-northwest is expected during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45mph and some strengthening is expected during the next few days as Bill becomes the first hurricane of the season. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1002mb.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Claudette, off the west coast of Florida

16th August, 2009 05:00 News

Tropical Depression 4 has formed off the Florida west coast and is expected to move towards the north-northwest and pass over the Florida gulf coast by late this afternoon.

At 500 AM EDT the center of tropical depression 4 was located near 27.7 north 83.9 west and about 90 miles west-southwest of Tampa Florida. Depression 4 is expected to become Tropical Storm Claudette, the third storm of the 2009 Hurricane Season, by the time of the next report. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1011mb.


STATUS: Tracking Tropical Storm Bill, over the eastern Atlantic




15th August, 2009 17:00 News

Tropical Storm Bill is the second storm of the 2009 Hurricane Season as it forms in the far eastern Atlantic. At 500 PM AST the center of tropical Storm Bill was located near 35.2 west and about 820 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde islands.

Bill is moving towards the west near 16mph and a gradual turn to the northwest is expected during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40mph and some strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1004mb.

It looks like Tropical Storm Claudette could be forming out of the mass of warm air presently coming off the African coast within the next couple of days. With Claudette we will have three storms following each other, just a day apart from one another. Maybe this season is going to be busy after all as the pundits have predicted. We'll see...

UPDATE AT 2200 : 91L.Invest is flaring up off the west coast of Florida. It is currently located at 260N-830W and has maximum sustained winds of 25kts. This may become our third storm this season since the area off the west african coast appears to be dissipating.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ana, over the mid Atlantic

15th August, 2009 11:00 News

Tropical Depression 2 becomes the first storm of the 2009 hurricane season and is named Ana.

At 1100ast the center of tropical Storm Ana was located near position 14.3 north and 48.3 west. Ana is moving towards the west at 16mph with maximum sustained winds near 40mph. Estimated central pressure is 1005mb. Ana is expected to be near to the Leeward Islands on Monday.



STATUS: Watching System 90L.Invest in the eastern Atlantic
14th August, 2009 11:00 News

The broad area of low pressure currently situated at 24w in the eastern Atlantic is slowly getting itself organized due to the favourable conditions there. A Tropical Depression could form in the next 24 hours as the low pressure moves slowly towards the west at around 10 to 15 mph.

STATUS: No Tracking at Present
12th August, 2009 17:00 News

Tropical Depression Two has decayed into a remnant low pressure system. It's location is 14.2N 38.3W with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph, and is moving towards the west at 8 mph with minimum pressure of 1008 mb.

This will be the last report for Tropical Depression Two.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression 02L.Two.
11th August, 2009 23:00 News

Invest 99L formed off the west coast of Africa a couple of days ago and has now been classified as Tropical Depression 02L.Two by the NHC. 02L is slowly moving towards the west and is now around 30w. This is a small system that is not expected to become a hurricane, but the NHC have it as making tropical storm status within the next 24 hours. It will then go on to increase its intensity to 50mph within the next four days. This may be our first storm of the 2009 Hurricane Season and would be called Tropical Storm Ana.

STATUS: No Tracking at Present
22nd July, 2009 17:00 News

Invest 92L has fizzled out before reaching storm status.

STATUS: No Tracking at Present
19th July, 2009 17:00 News

Invest 92L has been slowly moving towards the west and is now around 52w. This is a small system that up to now appears to have had not much chance of becoming a storm. But, it's pressure has recently fallen to 1012mb, and it's strength has picked up to 25kts. This may be one to watch as it enters the Caribbean over the coming hours.

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STATUS: Watching Major Hurricane Paloma approaching Cuba
8th November, 2008 16:00 News Update

Major Hurricane Paloma is tracking through the Caribbean towards Cuba. Paloma is tracking northeast at 10mph with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph.

STATUS: Watching Major Hurricane Paloma approaching Cuba
8th November, 2008 10:00 News

Major Hurricane Paloma is tracking through the Caribbean towards Cuba. Paloma is tracking east-northeast at 9mph with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Arthur over the Yucatan.
31st May, 2008 1300edt News

Tropical Storm Arthur is the first storm of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It quickly formed out of the remnants of Pacific Storm Alma near Belize and is already moving over land.



Track prediction Spaghetti Model Image courtesy of SkeetobiteWeather.com


Track prediction Spaghetti Model Image courtesy of SkeetobiteWeather.com

The Navymil watch developing tropical systems, and perform reconnaisance on them. This development cycle goes through two initial stages - the investigation cycle followed by the reporting cycle.

In the investigation cycle, systems are given a codename beginning at 90, then progessing through 91, 92 etc. for subsequent systems. The L suffix indicates an Atlantic system, the .Invest indicates an investigation. When they get to 99 they start back at the beginning.

During the reporting cycle, when the system has been deemed to have reached tropical depression status, codes 00 to 09 are used with a character-based name suffix.

Once the system has become a tropical depression the National Hurricane Center begins reporting it, and they produce their first forecast and map. The NHC notation for the depression is to use the name 'Tropical Depression ' followed by an uppercase, character-based value. The first depression of the season becomes ONE. By the sixth depression they are using the notation 'Tropical Depression SIX'.


Tropical System codenames used by the Navymil with their NHC equivalents

NavyMil Investigation 90L.Invest 91L.Invest 92L.Invest 93L.Invest 94L.Invest 95L.Invest 96L.Invest 97L.Invest 98L.Invest 99L.Invest
NavyMil Depression 00L.Zero 01L.One 02L.Two 03L.Three 04L.Four 05L.Five 06L.Six 07L.Seven 08L.Eight 09L.Nine
The NHC would use the following : Tropical Depression ONE, Tropical Depression TWO etc...