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The 2012 Hurricane Season

Opening Season Preamble (1st April, 2012)

As usual, we will do our best to track all the active storms in the 2012 hurricane season, so keep checking this page regularly. Hurricane Alberto or Tropical Storm Alberto will be the first of the season when it appears, and we will be ready to track it.

As of January 2012 Drs. Klotzbach and Gray at Colorado State have issued a statement on their 2012 Hurricane Season Forecast.

We have developed a new way of assessing next year’s activity in terms of two primary physical parameters:
1. the strength of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation (THC)
2. the phase of ENSO
We have been in an active era for Atlantic basin tropical cyclones since 1995, and we expect that typical conditions associated with a positive Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO) and strong thermohaline circulation (THC) to continue. Several forecast models and a qualitative analysis of current conditions in the tropical Pacific indicate that the odds of an El Niño developing this year are somewhat higher than they have been during the past couple of years. In addition, tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures (SSTs) tend to cool following La Niña events (such as we are currently experiencing), and these will also have to be closely monitored for the upcoming hurricane season. We anticipate that the 2012 Atlantic basin hurricane season will be primarily determined by the strength of the THC/AMO and by the state of ENSO.

We anticipate four possible scenarios with the probability of each as indicated on the next page:

1. THC circulation becomes unusually strong in 2012 and no El Niño event occurs (resulting in a seasonal average net tropical cyclone (NTC) activity of ~ 180) – 15% chance.
2. THC continues in the above-average condition it has been in since 1995 and no El Niño develops (NTC ~ 140) – 45% chance.
3. THC continues in above-average condition it has been in since 1995 with the development of a significant El Niño (NTC ~ 75) – 30% chance.
4. THC becomes weaker and there is the development of a significant El Niño (NTC ~ 40) – 10% chance.

Typically, seasons with the above-listed NTC values have TC activity as follows:
180 NTC – 14-17 named storms, 9-11 hurricanes, 4-5 major hurricanes
140 NTC – 12-15 named storms, 7-9 hurricanes, 3-4 major hurricanes
75 NTC – 8-11 named storms, 3-5 hurricanes, 1-2 major hurricanes
40 NTC – 5-7 named storms, 2-3 hurricanes, 0-1 major hurricanes

Here's the list of 2012 contenders.

Alberto,Beryl,Chris,Debby,Ernesto,Florence,Gordon,Helene,Isaac,Joyce, Kirk,Leslie,Michael,Nadine,Oscar,Patty,Rafael,Sandy,Tony,Valerie,William


The 2012 Hurricane Season.

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2012 Hurricane and Tropical Storm News

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



STATUS: Watching Sandy, ABOUT 120 MILES ESE OF PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA
30th October, 2012 11:00 News

...post-tropical cyclone Sandy slowly moving westward while weakening across southern Pennsylvania...

Summary of 1100 am edt...1500 utc...information
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Location...40.2n 78.4w
About 120 miles...190 km...ese of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
About 145 miles...235km...w of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Maximum sustained winds...45 mph...72 km/h
Present movement...w or 270 degrees at 10 mph...16 km/h
Minimum central pressure...983 mb...29.0 inches

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Sandy, ABOUT 10 MI SW OF PHILADELPHIA PENSYLVANIA
29th October, 2012 23:00 News

...SANDY STILL PACKING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS...
...NEXT PUBLIC ADVISORY TO BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...39.8N 75.4W
ABOUT 10 MI...15 KM SW OF PHILADELPHIA PENSYLVANIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...952 MB...28.11 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Hurricane Sandy, ABOUT 30 MI ENE OF CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY
29th October, 2012 19:00 News

...SANDY BECOMES POST-TROPICAL...
...CENTER EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO...

SUMMARY OF 700 PM EDT...2300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...39.1N 74.4W
ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM ENE OF CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY
ABOUT 20 MI...35 KM S OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 28 MPH...44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.93 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Rafael, ABOUT 195 MI...315 KM S OF BERMUDA
16th October, 2012 14:00 News

...RAINS FROM RAFAEL HAVE BEGUN IN BERMUDA...

SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...29.5N 64.4W
ABOUT 195 MI...315 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...969 MB...28.61 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* BERMUDA

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Patty, ABOUT 235 MI...380 KM ENE OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS
11th October, 2012 11:00 News

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.4N 72.6W
ABOUT 235 MI...380 KM ENE OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...S OR 180 DEGREES AT 1 MPH...2 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Oscar, ABOUT 1160 MI...1870 KM W OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
3rd October, 2012 11:00 News

...LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC BECOMES TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN...
...NOT EXPECTED TO LAST VERY LONG...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.3N 41.5W
ABOUT 1160 MI...1870 KM W OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Nadine, ABOUT 1210 MI...1950 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
11th September, 2012 11:00 News

...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC BUT NOT A THREAT TO LAND...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.3N 43.1W
ABOUT 1210 MI...1950 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Michael, ABOUT 1350 MI...2170 KM WNW OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
3rd September, 2012 17:00 News

...SMALL TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.6N 42.2W
ABOUT 1350 MI...2170 KM WNW OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB...29.88 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Leslie, ABOUT 1185 MI...1905 KM E OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
30th August, 2012 11:00 News

...YET ANOTHER DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.1N 43.4W
ABOUT 1185 MI...1905 KM E OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...32 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Kirk, ABOUT 1230 MI...1980 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
28th August, 2012 11:00 News

...DEPRESSION UPGRADED TO A TROPICAL STORM...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...23.9N 45.0W
ABOUT 1230 MI...1980 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Isaac, about 250 mi s of Apalachicola Florida
27th August, 2012 11:00 News

CORRECTION TO FIRST DISCUSSION PARAGRAPH

...Isaac moving west-northwestward over the eastern gulf of mexico...poses significant storm surge threat to the northern gulf coast...

summary of 1000 am cdt...1500 utc...information
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Location...26.1n 85.3w
About 250 mi...400 km s of Apalachicola Florida
About 310 mi...500 km se of the mouth of the Mississippi river
Maximum sustained winds...65 mph...100 km/h
Present movement...nw or 305 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/h
Minimum central pressure...988 mb...29.18 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

all tropical storm warnings have been discontinued east and south of aucilla river Florida.

summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane warning is in effect for... * east of Morgan city louisiana to Destin florida...including metropolitan New orleans...lake pontchartrain...and lake maurepas

a hurricane watch is in effect for...
* intracoastal city to Morgan city Louisiana

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* east of Destin florida to the aucilla river
* intracoastal city to Morgan city louisiana

a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* east of Sabine pass to west of intracoastal city Louisiana

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Isaac, about 40 mi sw of key west Florida
26th August, 2012 17:00 News

CORRECTED TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA FOR FLORIDA PANHANDLE

...Center of isaac passing just south of Key west...

Summary of 500 pm edt...2100 utc...information
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;ocation...24.2n 82.3w
about 40 mi...65 km sw of Key west Florida
Maximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/h
Present movement...wnw or 295 degrees at 16 mph...26 km/h
Minimum central pressure...992 mb...29.29 inches

Wwatches and warnings
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changes with this advisory...
the government of the Bahamas has discontinued the tropical storm warning for the northwestern Bahamas.

the government of Cuba has discontinued all watches and warnings.

the tropical storm watch from north of Sebastian inlet to Flagler beach is discontinued.

the hurricane warning is changed to a tropical storm warning for the Florida keys including the dry Tortugas and Florida bay.

the hurricane warning for the west coast of Florida from Bonita beach southward to Ocean reef is changed to a tropical storm warning.

the tropical strom warning along the Florida panhandle has been extended westward to east of Destin.

the hurricane watch is changed to a hurricane warning for the northern gulf of Mexico coast from east of Morgan city Lousiana to Destin Florida...including metropolitan New orleans...lake Pontchartrain...and lake Maurepas.

the tropical storm warning from Suwannee river to Tarpon springs is discontinued.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Isaac, about 40 mi e of Guantanamo Cuba
25th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Center of Isaac near eastern Cuba...new watches and warnings for portions of Florida...

Summary of 1100 am edt...1500 utc...information
-----------------------------------------------
Location...20.1n 74.6w
About 40 mi...65 km e of Guantanamo Cuba
About 385 mi...615 km sse of Nassau
Maximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/h
Present movement...nw or 315 degrees at 17 mph...28 km/h
Minimum central pressure...998 mb...29.47 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

The tropical storm warning has been extended northward along the Florida east coast to Sebastian

a tropical storm watch has been issued along the Florida east coast north of Sebastian inlet to Flagler beach.

a tropical storm watch has been issued for the Florida west coast north of Bonita beach to Tarpon springs.

the government of Jamaica has discontinued the tropical storm watch for Jamaica.

summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane warning is in effect for...
* the Florida keys including the dry Tortugas
* the west coast of Florida from Bonita beach southward to Ocean reef
* Florida bay

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Isaac, about 165 mi ssw of Santo Domingo Dominican republic
24th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Isaac strengthens a little more as it moves west-northwestward toward the southern coast of Hispaniola...

Summary of 1100 am edt...1500 utc...information
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Location...16.3n 70.8w
About 165 mi...265 km ssw of Santo Domingo Dominican republic
About 185 mi...300 km sse of Port au Prince Haiti
Maximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/h
Present movement...wnw or 295 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1000 mb...29.53 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

the government of Cuba has issued a tropical storm warning for the cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila...Sancti Spiritus...and Villa Clara.

the government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for the central Bahamas including Cat island...the Exumas...long island...Rum cay...and San Salvador.

the government of Cuba has issued a tropical storm watch for the cuban provinces of Matanzas and Cienfuegos.

summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane watch is in effect for...
* Haiti

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Dominican republic
* Haiti
* cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila...Sancti Spiritus...villa Clara...Camaguey...las Tunas...Granma...Holguin...Santiago de Cuba...and Guantanamo
* the central Bahamas including Cat island...the Exumas...long island...Rum cay...and San Salvador
* southeastern Bahamas including the Acklins...Crooked island...long cay...the Inaguas...Mayaguana...and the Ragged islands
* Turks and Caicos islands

a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* cuban provinces of Matanzas and Cienfuegos
* Andros island
* Jamaica

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Joyce, About 1305 MI E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
23rd August, 2012 11:00 News

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION IN EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC BECOMES TROPICAL STORM JOYCE...NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LAND...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.2N 42.2W
ABOUT 1305 MI...2105 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOYCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 42.2 WEST. JOYCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/H...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM FROM THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Isaac, about 25 mi sse of Guadeloupe
22nd August, 2012 17:00 News

...CENTER OF ISAAC MOVING THROUGH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...NEW WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED... SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.0N 61.2W
ABOUT 25 MI...40 KM SSE OF GUADELOUPE
ABOUT 365 MI...585 KM ESE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE SOUTH COAST FROM ISLA SAONA WESTWARD TO THE HAITI-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SOUTHERN BORDER

A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OF HAITI.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* SOUTH COAST OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM ISLA SAONA WESTWARD TO THE HAITI-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SOUTHERN BORDER

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* MARTINIQUE
* DOMINICA
* GUADELOUPE AND THE SURROUNDING ISLANDS...AND ST. MARTIN
* ST. KITTS...NEVIS...ANTIGUA...BARBUDA...MONTSERRAT...AND ANGUILLA
* SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...AND ST. MAARTEN
* BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
* PUERTO RICO...VIEQUES...CULEBRA...AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* PUERTO RICO...VIEQUES...CULEBRA...AND THE U.S. AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
* HAITI
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* NORTH COAST OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM THE HAITI-DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC NORTHERN BORDER EASTWARD TO NORTH OF ISLA SAONA

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Joyce, ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM WSW OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
22nd August, 2012 11:00 News

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.4N 36.3W
ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM WSW OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES
NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Isaac, about 500 mi e of Guadeloupe
21st August, 2012 17:00 News

...Air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft finds that the depression has become a tropical storm...

Summary of 500 pm ast...2100 utc...information
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Location...15.4n 53.9w
About 500 mi...810 km e of Guadeloupe
Maximum sustained winds...40 mph...65 km/h
Present movement...w or 275 degrees at 17 mph...28 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1006 mb...29.71 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

none.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Martinique
* Dominica
* Guadeloupe and the surrounding islands...and st. Martin
* st. Kitts...Nevis...Antigua...Montserrat...Anguilla...and Barbuda
* Saba...st. Eustatius...and st. Maarten

a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* british Virgin islands
* Puerto rico...Vieques...Culebra...and the u.s. Virgin islands

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Gordon, about 1315 mi w of the Azores
16th August, 2012 23:00 News

...Gordon near hurricane strength...

Summary of 1100 pm ast...0300 utc...information
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Location...34.6n 50.3w
About 1315 mi...2115 km w of the Azores
Maximum sustained winds...70 mph...110 km/h
Present movement...e or 85 degrees at 17 mph...28 km/h
Minimum central pressure...995 mb...29.38 inches

Watches and warnings
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Azores should monitor the progress of Gordon.

There will be no further reports for Gordon since there is no danger to land.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, about 5 mi e of Coatzacoalcos Mexico
9th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Ernesto hanging around near the coast of Mexico...expected to move inland soon bringing torrential rains and flooding...

Summary of 1000 am cdt...1500 utc...information
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Location...18.2n 94.3w
About 5 mi...10 km e of Coatzacoalcos Mexico
About 140 mi...230 km ese of Veracruz Mexico
Maximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/h
Present movement...w or 260 degrees at 10 mph...17 km/h
Minimum central pressure...992 mb...29.29 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...
The government of Mexico has changed the hurricane warning from Veracruz to Chilitepec to a tropical storm warning...and discontinued all other coastal waches and warnings.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Veracruz to chilitepecMexico

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, about 60 mi e of Ciudad del Carmen Mexico
8th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Ernesto headed for the extreme southern bay of Campeche... continues to produce very heavy rains over portions of Mexico and central America...

Summary of 100 pm cdt...1800 utc...information
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Location...18.8n 90.9w
About 60 mi...95 km e of Ciudad del Carmen Mexico
Maximum sustained winds...45 mph...75 km/h
Present movement...w or 270 degrees at 13 mph...20 km/h
Minimum central pressure...998 mb...29.47 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

none.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane watch is in effect for...
* Barra de Nautla to Coatzacoalcos

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Celestun to Barra de Nautla along the gulf coast of Mexico

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

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Hurricane Ernesto, about 140 mi e of Chetumal Mexico
7th August, 2012 17:00 News Update

...Ernesto expected to make landfall on the east coast of Yucatan tonight...preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion...

Summary of 400 pm cdt...2100 utc...information
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Location...18.8n 86.2w
About 140 mi...225 km e of Chetumal Mexico
Maximum sustained winds...80 mph...130 km/h
Present movement...wnw or 300 degrees at 15 mph...24 km/h
Minimum central pressure...983 mb...29.03 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

The government of Belize has changed the hurricane warning to a tropical storm warning for the coast of Belize from south of Belize city southward to the border of Guatemala.

The government of Honduras has discontinued all watches and warnings for Honduras.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane warning is in effect for...
* Chetumal to Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula
* Cozumel
* coast of Belize from Belize city northward to the border of Mexico

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* north of Tulum to Cabo Catoche on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula

* south of Belize city southward to the border of Guatemala
* Celestun southward and westward to Chilitepec along the gulf coast of Mexico.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, about 220 mi e of Chetumal Mexico
7th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Ernesto expected to make landfall on the Yucatan peninsula tonight...

Summary of 1100 am edt...1500 utc...information
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Location...18.1n 85.0w
About 220 mi...350 km e of Chetumal Mexico
Maximum sustained winds...65 mph...100 km/h
Present movement...wnw or 295 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/h
Minimum central pressure...989 mb...29.21 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

The government of Mexico has extended the hurricane warning northward to Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane warning is in effect for...
* Chetumal to Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula
* the entire coast of Belize

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* the coast of Honduras from the Honduras/Nicaragua border westward to Punta Sal...including the Bay islands
* north of Tulum to cancun on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula
* Celestun southward and westward to Chilitepec along the gulf coast of Mexico.

a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* the coast of Honduras from west of Punta Sal to the Honduras/Guatemala border

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, about 415 mi E of Belize
6th August, 2012 20:00 News

...Ernesto slowly organizing over the northwestern Caribbean sea...reconnaissance aircraft enroute to investigate storm...

Summary of 800 pm edt...0000 utc...information
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Location...16.5n 82.1w
About 295 mi...475 km e of Isla Roatan Honduras
About 415 mi...670 km e of Belize
Maximum sustained winds...65 mph...100 km/h
Present movement...wnw or 295 degrees at 12 mph...19 km/h
Minimum central pressure...995 mb...29.38 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

none.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane warning is in effect for...
* Chetumal to Punta Allen on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula
* the entire coast of Belize

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* the coast of Honduras from the Honduras/Nicaragua border westward to Punta Sal...including the Bay islands
* north of Punta Allen to Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula

a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* the coast of Honduras from west of Punta Sal to the Honduras/Guatemala border
* north of Tulum to Cancun on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, About 210 mi s of Kingston Jamaica
5th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Poorly-organized Ernesto moving rapidly westward...

Summary of 1100 am edt...1500 utc...information
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Location...15.0n 77.1w
About 210 mi...335 km s of Kingston Jamaica
About 405 mi...655 km e of Cabo Gracias a dios on nic/hon border
Present movement...w or 270 degrees at 23 mph...37 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1006 mb...29.71 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

The government of the Cayman islands has issued a tropical storm watch for Grand Cayman.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Jamaica

A tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* Grand Cayman
* the coast of Honduras from the Honduras/Nicaragua border westward to PuntaCastilla

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Florence, About 770 mi w of cape Verde Islands
5th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Florence no longer expected to strengthen...

Summary of 1100 am ast...1500 utc...information
-----------------------------------------------
Location...16.5n 35.6w
About 770 mi...1240 km w of the Cape Verde islands
Maximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/h
Present movement...w or 280 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1001 mb...29.56 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook
------------------------------
At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of tropical storm Florence was located near latitude 16.5 north...longitude 35.6 west. Florence is moving toward the west near 14 mph...22 km/h...and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days with some increase in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph...95 km/h...with higher gusts. A gradual weakening of the storm is expected during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles...130 km from the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb...29.56 inches.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, About 255 mi s of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
4th August, 2012 17:00 News

...Ernesto racing westward toward the western Caribbean sea... Summary of 500 pm edt...2100 utc...information ---------------------------------------------- Location...14.8n 70.1w About 255 mi...410 km s of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic About 495 mi...800 km ese of Kingston Jamaica Maximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/h Present movement...w or 280 degrees at 18 mph...30 km/h Minimum central pressure...1003 mb...29.62 inches Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

The government of Jamaica has issued a tropical storm warning for Jamaica.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Jamaica

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

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

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Florence, About 515 mi w of cape Verde Islands
4th August, 2012 17:00 News Update

...Florence gaining strength...far from land...

summary of 500 pm ast...2100 utc...information
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location...15.3n 31.7w
about 515 mi...830 km w of the cape verde islands
maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
present movement...wnw or 295 degrees at 15 mph...24 km/h
minimum central pressure...1001 mb...29.56 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Watches and warnings
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, About 295 mi sse of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
4th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Reconnaissance plane finds Ernesto weaker despite the well organized satellite presentation...

Summary of 1100 am ast...1500 utc...information
-----------------------------------------------
Location...14.4n 68.7w
About 295 mi...475 km sse of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
About 590 mi...955 km ese of Kingston Jamaica
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
Present movement...wnw or 285 degrees at 18 mph...30 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1008 mb...29.77 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

The government of Jamaica has issued a tropical storm warning for Jamaica.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Jamaica

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

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

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Florence, About 415 mi w of Southermost Vape Verde Islands
4th August, 2012 11:00 News

...Florence a little stronger over the eastern Atlantic...

Summary of 1100 am ast...1500 utc...information
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Location...14.8n 30.6w
About 415 mi...665 km w of the southernmost Cape Verde islands
Maximum sustained winds...45 mph...75 km/h
Present movement...wnw or 295 degrees at 16 mph...26 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1002 mb...29.59 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook
------------------------------
At 1100 am ast...1500 utc...the center of tropical storm Florence was located near latitude 14.8 north...longitude 30.6 west. Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph...26 km/h. This general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph...75 km/h...with higher gusts. No significant change in intensity is expected during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles...75 km from the center.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, About 340 mi sse of San Juan Puerto Rico
3rd August, 2012 17:00 News Update

...Ernesto moving quickly through the southeastern Caribbean sea...

Summary of 500 pm ast...2100 utc...information
----------------------------------------------
Location...13.9n 64.1w
About 210 mi...335 km w of St. Lucia
About 340 mi...545 km sse of San Juan Puerto Rico
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
Present movement...w or 275 degrees at 21 mph...33 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1002 mb...29.59 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook
------------------------------
At 500 pm ast...2100 utc...the center of tropical storm Ernesto was located near latitude 13.9 north...longitude 64.1 west. Ernesto is moving toward the west near 21 mph...33 km/h...and this general motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days. On the forecast track ernesto will be moving across the eastern and central Caribbean sea during the next 48 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph...85 km/h...with higher gusts. little change in intensity is expected today but some strengthening is forecast thereafter.

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

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

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, About 410 miles se of San Juan Puerto Rico
3rd August, 2012 11:00 News

...Ernesto moving away from the Windward Islands...tropical storm warnings have been discontinued...

Summary of 1100 am ast...1500 utc...information
-----------------------------------------------
Location...13.7n 62.3w
About 90 mi...140 km w of st. lucia
About 410 mi...660 km se of San Juan Puerto Rico
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
Present movement...w or 275 degrees at 21 mph...33 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1002 mb...29.59 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

All tropical storm warnings have been discontinued by the appropriate governments.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, About 80 mi e of Barbados
2nd August, 2012 23:00 News Update

...ERNESTO GETTING A LITTLE BETTER ORGANIZED AS IT MOVES QUICKLY TOWARDS BARBADOS AND THE WINDWARD ISLANDS...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...13.4N 58.3W
ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM E OF BARBADOS
ABOUT 185 MI...295 KM E OF ST. LUCIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* BARBADOS...ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES...AND DOMINICA
* ST. LUCIA
* MARTINIQUE AND GUADELOUPE

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Ernesto, About 295 mi e of the Windward Islands
2nd August, 2012 17:00 News

Corrected to change depression to storm in discussion section

...depression strengthens into fifth tropical storm of the season...tropical storm warnings issued for portions of the lesser Antilles...

Summary of 500 pm ast...2100 utc...information
----------------------------------------------
Location...12.8n 56.6w
About 295 mi...475 km e of the Windward Islands
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
Present movement...w or 270 degrees at 22 mph...35 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1006 mb...29.71 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

The government of Barbados has changed the tropical storm watch to a tropical storm warning for Barbados...st. Vincent and the Grenadines...and Dominica.

The government of st. Lucia has changed the tropical storm watch to a tropical storm warning for st. Lucia.

The government of France has changed the tropical storm watch to a tropical storm warning for Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Barbados...st. Vincent and the Grenadines...and Dominica
* st. Lucia
* Martinique and Guadeloupe

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Debby, 30 miles SSW of Apalachicola Florida
25th June, 2012 17:00 News

...FLOOD THREAT TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO...

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...29.3N 85.1W
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM SSW OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...993 MB...29.32 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE FLORIDA GULF COAST FROM DESTIN TO ENGLEWOOD

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Beryl, About 85 mi se of Jacksonville Florida
27th May, 2012 17:00 News Update

...Beryl to make landfall tonight...tropical-storm-force winds near the coast of northeastern Florida...

Summary of 500 pm edt...2100 utc...information
----------------------------------------------
Location...30.0n 80.3w
About 85 mi...140 km ese of Jacksonville Florida
About 110 mi...175 km se of Brunswick Georgia
Maximum sustained winds...65 mph...100 km/h
Present movement...w or 265 degrees at 10 mph...17 km/h
Minimum central pressure...996 mb...29.41 inches
Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

none.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* Volusia/Brevard county line Florida to Edisto beach South Carolina

For storm information specific to your area...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local national weather service forecast office.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Subtropical Storm Beryl, about 175 mi...SE of Savannah Georgia
27th May, 2012 05:00 News

...BERYL MOVING A LITTLE FASTER TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST...EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL TONIGHT...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------LOCATION...30.5N 78.8W ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM SE OF SAVANNAH GEORGIA ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM E OF JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * VOLUSIA/BREVARD COUNTY LINE FLORIDA TO EDISTO BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Alberto, About 100 mi se of Charleston South Carolina
20th May, 2012 05:00 News Update

...Alberto changes little in strength...

Summary of 500 am edt...0900 utc...information
----------------------------------------------
Location...31.7n 78.9w
About 100 mi...160 km se of Charleston South Carolina
About 130 mi...210 km ese of Savannah Georgia
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
Present movement...wsw or 245 degrees at 6 mph...9 km/h
Minimum central pressure...998 mb...29.47 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
Changes with this advisory...

none.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

A tropical storm watch is in effect for... * Savannah river to south Santee river South Carolina

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...in this case within 24 hours.

Coastal interests elsewhere from Georgia through the outer banks of north Carolina should monitor the progress of Alberto.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Alberto, About 140 mi ese of Charleston South Carolina
19th May, 2012 17:00 News

...First tropical storm of the Atlantic season forms off the coast of South Carolina...

Summary of 500 pm edt...2100 utc...information
----------------------------------------------
Location...32.2n 77.7w
About 140 mi...225 km ese of Charleston South Carolina
About 120 mi...190 km s of Cape Fear North Carolina
Maximum sustained winds...45 mph...75 km/h
Present movement...sw or 220 degrees at 3 mph...6 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1007 mb...29.74 inches

Watches and warnings
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

A tropical storm watch may be needed for a portion of the coast of the Carolinas tonight.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


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STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Sean, 695 km sw of Bermuda
8th November, 2011 20:00 News

...Sean stalls...expected to move northwestward on Wednesday...

Summary of 800 pm ast...0000 utc...information
----------------------------------------------
Location...27.8n 69.8w
About 430 mi...695 km sw of Bermuda
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
Present movement...stationary
Minimum central pressure...999 mb...29.50 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.



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...