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2006-08-28 04:38:35

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto bore down on southeastern Cuba on Monday after drenching Haiti with punishing rains, while forecasters issued a hurricane watch for the southern peninsula of Florida. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued the watch from Deerfield Beach southward on Florida's east coast and from south of Chokoloskee southward along the west coast. The watch, which means hurricane conditions could develop within 36 hours, remained in...

2006-08-27 07:18:30

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Ernesto grew into the first hurricane of the year on Sunday as it gained strength rapidly on a path that could threaten the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ernesto's top sustained winds rose to 75 mph (120 kph), up from 70 mph (110 kph) in a 5 a.m. (0900 GMT) advisory and 60 mph (95 kph) just a few hours earlier. The potentially dangerous storm was...

2006-08-27 09:25:00

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Ernesto grew into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Sunday and threatened deforested Haiti with floods and mudslides as it headed for the Gulf of Mexico a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Forecasters said Ernesto could become a Category 3 hurricane with 115 miles per hour (185 km per hour) winds in the Gulf, home to a quarter of U.S. oil and gas production, and its most likely path would take it ashore on Florida's west coast near...

2006-08-26 22:36:37

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto threatened to become the year's first hurricane in the oil-producing Gulf of Mexico, putting New Orleans and other possible targets on alert a year after Hurricane Katrina ripped the Southern U.S. city apart. Warm Atlantic waters in Ernesto's path could powerfully strengthen the storm as it approaches the Gulf, home to a quarter of U.S. crude oil and natural gas production, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on...

2006-08-26 19:43:03

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - The fifth tropical storm of the Atlantic season, Ernesto, could become a dangerously powerful hurricane in the oil-producing Gulf of Mexico next week around the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, U.S. forecasters said on Saturday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said forecasting Ernesto's future strength was riddled with uncertainty. But very warm waters as it approached the Gulf, where a quarter of U.S. crude oil and natural gas production is...

2006-08-26 16:37:16

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - The fifth tropical storm of the Atlantic season, Ernesto, could become a dangerously powerful hurricane in the oil-producing Gulf of Mexico next week around the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, U.S. forecasters said on Saturday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said forecasting Ernesto's future strength was riddled with uncertainty. But very warm waters in its path as it approached the Gulf, where a quarter of U.S. crude oil and natural gas...

2006-08-26 10:48:55

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - The fifth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Ernesto, could become a dangerously powerful hurricane in the oil-producing Gulf of Mexico next week, U.S. forecasters said on Saturday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said forecasting Ernesto's future strength was riddled with uncertainty. But very warm waters in its path as it approached the Gulf, where a quarter of U.S. crude oil and natural gas production is located, could lead...

2006-08-25 16:03:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season's fifth named storm, Ernesto, formed late on Friday in the eastern Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest storm update. The storm was forecast to reach the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday and could threaten oil and gas production that has not yet fully recovered from last year's hurricanes. As of 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), Ernesto was located about 300 miles south-southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico,...

2006-08-24 06:28:16

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strong tropical wave approaching the Windward Islands could strengthen into a tropical depression or tropical storm Thursday, eclipsing Tropical Storm Debby, which was spinning in the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. NHC said in a tropical weather outlook the wave was well-organized and heavy squalls were beginning to spread over the islands. The Windward Islands include Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent, The Grenadines,...

2006-08-23 22:28:38

MIAMI (Reuters) - Debby, the fourth tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, became better organized on Wednesday night as it moved over the Atlantic Ocean far from land and could gain strength in the next 24 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Debby had maximum sustained winds near 45 mph (75 kph), and was about 730 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands at 11 p.m. (0300 GMT), the Miami-based hurricane center said. It was moving west-northwest near...


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