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2006-06-27 06:57:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tropical depression could form about 140 miles south of Cape Fear, North Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a special tropical disturbance statement. At 7:30 a.m. EDT (1130 GMT), the NHC said a small low-pressure system could be forming that has the potential to develop into a tropical depression at any time as it moves north to north-northeastward at 15 to 20 miles per hour. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft will investigate the...

2006-06-23 11:03:30

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tropical storm could develop northeast of the Bahamas over the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an outlook Friday. Specifically, the NHC said in an update at 11:30 a.m. EDT that "satellite imagery and surface observations indicate that the broad area of low pressure centered about 200 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas has become better organized this morning." Upper-level winds have become somewhat more favorable for development...

2006-06-23 11:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tropical storm could develop northeast of the Bahamas over the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an outlook Friday. Specifically, the NHC said in an update at 11:30 a.m. EDT that "satellite imagery and surface observations indicate that the broad area of low pressure centered about 200 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas has become better organized this morning." Upper-level winds have become somewhat more favorable for development and a...

2006-06-23 06:51:31

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tropical storm could develop northeast of the Bahamas over the next day or so, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an outlook Friday. Specifically, the NHC said in an update at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time that a "broad and disorganized area of low pressure" a couple hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas could become "a little more favorable for slow development" of such a storm during the next day or so. The system is drifting west-northwest, avoiding likely...

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2006-02-02 14:10:00

By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON -- The return of a La Nina weather pattern this year will likely mean drought in southern and southwestern U.S. states, government forecasters said on Thursday, adding it was too early to tell if La Nina would also lead to more Atlantic hurricanes in 2006. La Nina is an unusual cooling of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures, which can trigger widespread changes in weather around the world. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

2005-10-17 13:18:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four of seven major weather models predicted Tropical Storm Wilma, which could become a hurricane by Tuesday, will head for the Gulf Coast of Florida. Earlier Monday morning, most of the models forecast the storm would crash into the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico or Belize later this week. By late morning, most of the forecasts showed the storm would turn north toward western Cuba and Florida's Gulf Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center still forecast the storm...

2005-10-02 13:28:06

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Otis weakened to a tropical storm off Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Sunday as Tropical Storm Stan crossed the country's Yucatan peninsula on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Otis weakened overnight from a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale after strengthening to a Category 2 hurricane on Saturday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Otis was expected to make landfall on Monday in sparsely populated...

2005-10-01 17:24:39

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Otis weakened slightly on Saturday as it ambled erratically toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula on a path to expected Monday landfall in sparsely populated semi-desert. Otis weakened to a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale after strengthening to Category 2 overnight, but still packed 85-mph (140-kph) winds, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Authorities evacuated some high-risk areas near Otis'...

2005-09-22 16:47:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita in the Gulf of Mexico has weakened slightly, with winds down to about 145 mph, but it was still a still dangerous Category 4 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Thursday.

2005-09-22 16:00:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita in the Gulf of Mexico has weakened slightly, with winds down to about 145 mph, but it was still a still dangerous Category 4 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on Thursday.


Latest Pacific hurricane season Reference Libraries

Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Aletta
2012-07-23 11:08:03

Tropical Storm Aletta was the first storm of the Eastern Pacific Season and it formed on May 14 off the coast of Central America. 11AM on May 14th Aletta had winds near 35mph and a central pressure of 1006mb. By May 15th Aletta had strong enough winds to support tropical storm status. The 17th of May found Aletta out in the Eastern Pacific interacting with colder waters and quickly weakened back to Tropical Depression strength. May 19th brought the last day of Aletta as it started to interact...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline the center of the storm. In this region you will see very strong winds and also tornadoes and heavy...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-08 21:18:27

Tropical Cyclones have a life cycle they go through. The first stage is referred to as a wave when the satellite imagery picks up on an area of thunderstorm developing in the ocean in the tropical region. If the thunderstorms hold together and get better organized it will then get upgraded to a tropical depression. During this stage of its life it will have a better organization to its thunderstorms and also the winds will be increasing. The third stage that occurs is the formation of a...

The Nor’easter of April 2012
2012-05-07 14:43:40

What makes a Nor’easter so special to the world of weather? Is it because of the massive region that is impacted or is it because of the strength of the storm? Both of these statements are true. Nor’easters are most common in the late fall through early spring.  They form when conditions are favorable for their development. Most typically what happens is, an area of Low pressure will form in the southern plains and move eastward. As you can see from our April storm the system started...

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