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2012-05-21 03:00:28

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from May 18-20, 2012: The tropics became active over the weekend as our first tropical storm of the season formed off the Carolina coast and spent the weekend drifting southward. Indications are that it´s now moving slowly eastward and should then start turning away from land. Friday brought one tornado to the Wyoming region with the majority of our hail reports also coming from the Dakota´s and Minnesota with isolated...

2006-06-14 17:05:00

By Tom Brown MIAMI -- Did Florida Gov. Jeb Bush cry wolf this week by declaring a state of emergency even before Tropical Storm Alberto created one? Maybe, but maybe not, say disaster experts. Alberto, the first cyclone of what is expected to be a busy 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, was advertised as a potentially deadly monster. But it turned out to be a wimp. Bush, younger brother of President Bush, was clearly unwilling to take any chances after last year's Hurricane Katrina...

2006-06-14 00:00:00

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Alberto, the first cyclone of what is expected to be a busy 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, weakened to a tropical depression on Wednesday after swamping Florida towns overnight. A tropical storm when it splashed ashore in northwest Florida, Alberto crossed the state on a path to Georgia and South Carolina. By 5 a.m. (0900 GMT Wednesday), the storm was over South Carolina and its winds had fallen to 35 mph (56 kph). It was moving to the northeast at...

2006-06-13 13:44:55

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - A weakened Tropical Storm Alberto, the first cyclone of what is expected to be a busy 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, swamped coastal towns on Tuesday as it splashed ashore in northwest Florida. An unwelcome reminder that the season had begun and that it could spawn monster storms like 2005's Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans, Alberto had threatened to become the year's first hurricane over warm Gulf of Mexico waters....

2006-06-13 12:12:35

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto, the first cyclone of what is expected to be a busy 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall on Tuesday in northwest Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Alberto had threatened to become the season's first hurricane as it swirled over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but it came ashore as a tropical storm near Adams Beach, bringing heavy rain, some sharp winds and coastal flooding to a largely sparsely populated area.

2006-06-13 11:05:54

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto brought rain, some sharp winds and foot-deep floods to northwest Florida on Tuesday, but U.S. forecasters said it no longer threatened to become the first hurricane of 2006. The storm's center was nearing land at 11 a.m. EDT and was about 50 miles southeast of the Florida state capital Tallahassee and just offshore from Keaton Beach on the Gulf Coast. But winds and rains lashed Florida well ahead of landfall,...

2006-06-13 08:17:44

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto brought heavy rains, some sharp winds and pounding waves to a largely deserted northwest Florida coastline on Tuesday, but U.S. forecasters said its chances of becoming the first hurricane of 2006 had faded. The storm's center was still over the Gulf of Mexico at 8 a.m. EDT, about 50 miles east-southeast of Apalachicola, but winds and rains were already lashing Florida's Gulf Coast. Officials ordered...

2006-06-13 06:58:56

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto's chances of becoming the first hurricane of 2006 receded on Tuesday as it crept toward Florida, dumping heavy rain on the deserted coastline and shuttered homes. The storm's center was still over the Gulf of Mexico at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), but heavy winds and rains lashed northwest Florida, where officials had ordered thousands of residents to evacuate barrier islands, flood plains and trailer parks. At 5...

2006-06-13 04:46:42

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto's chances of becoming the first hurricane of 2006 receded on Tuesday as it crept toward Florida, dumping heavy rain on the deserted coastline and shuttered homes. The storm's center was still over the Gulf of Mexico at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), but heavy winds and rains lashed northwest Florida, where officials had ordered thousands of residents to evacuate barrier islands, flood plains and trailer parks. At 5...

2006-06-13 01:38:52

By Robert Green ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened as it crept slowly toward Florida's coast on Tuesday, although forecasters said it could still become the year's first hurricane before reaching shore. The storm's center was still over the Gulf of Mexico at 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT), but heavy winds and rains were lashing Florida, where officials had ordered thousands of residents to evacuate barrier islands, flood plains and trailer parks. At 2 a.m.,...


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2012-05-24 08:26:54

Tropical Storm Alberto was named the first tropical storm of the Atlantic 2012 Hurricane Season on May 20th at 1200PM CDT. The location of the storm at this time was just to the southeast of South Carolina. The winds were estimated at 40kts gusting to 50kts. On May 20th at 0600PM CDT Tropical Storm Alberto had winds estimated at 45kts with gust to near 55kts. At this time the storm was just to the east of Savannah Georgia and was moving towards the southwest. May 21st at 0600PM CDT...

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