tropics

Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Tropical Depression Chantal is slowly weakening over the northern Atlantic Ocean while a low pressure system just off of Florida's Atlantic coast has a low chance of development. Chantal is moving east at 17 miles per hour but forecast to loop around to the south. "Weakening is expected, and...
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The National Hurricane Center says there is a chance we could see some tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week. The chance, however, is low. "A non-tropical low pressure area could form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by late Wednesday or Thursday. Thereafter, conditions could become...
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David Blake
July 08, 2019 - 12:24 pm
With a good amount of confidence, the National Hurricane Center is expecting some kind tropical activity in the northern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. An area of low pressure is coming down from Georgia. Officials have alerted coastal residents from south Florida all the way over to Texas...
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Forecasters are keeping their eyes on an area over Georgia and Alabama that could develop into a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. "A trough of low pressure located over the southeastern United States is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf," Hurricane Specialist David...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 13, 2018 - 7:03 am
The National Hurricane Center had dramatically dropped the chances that a system headed for the Caribbean with develop into a depression or tropical storm. After setting the development chance at 90% initially, federal forecasters have dropped the chance to just 30%. "Disorganized showers and a few...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 12, 2018 - 9:31 am
It may be almost Thanksgiving, but we are watching an area of disturbed weather in the tropics. "A vigorous tropical wave located about 200 miles east of the Leeward Islands is producing a large area of disturbed weather over much of the western tropical Atlantic Ocean," the National Hurricane...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 10, 2018 - 7:41 am
The Florida Panhandle is bracing for a beating from a monster hurricane. "Extremely dangerous category 4 Michael strengthens Further as it heads northward toward the Florida Panhandle," the National Hurricane Center said this morning. They called the impact "potentially catastrophic." Michael...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 09, 2018 - 10:11 am
With top sustained winds of 110 miles per hour, Hurricane Michael was just one mile per hour shy of becoming a major hurricane with the 10:00am advisory from the National Hurricane Center. "Additional strengthening is expected, and Michael is forecast to be a major hurricane at landfall in Florida...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 09, 2018 - 7:20 am
Hurricane Michael is getting more powerful as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle. "Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph," the National Hurricane Center said in the 7:00am advisory. "Additional strengthening is...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 08, 2018 - 10:07 am
Michael became a hurricane today in the Gulf of Mexico. "Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph," according to the National Hurricane Center. That makes the system a hurricane. "Steady to rapid strengthening is...
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