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Hurricane Season in the Southeast, 2017
« on: August 16, 2017, 09:06:01 PM »
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2017/08/national_hurricane_center_27.html#incart_river_index

Active Atlantic keeps National Hurricane Center busy with 3 systems to watch

Updated on August 16, 2017 at 7:16 PM Posted on August 16, 2017 at 7:10 PM
By National Hurricane Center, NOAA
The National Hurricane Center continued to monitor three Atlantic systems Wednesday evening (Aug. 16):

A low pressure system about 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles became a little more concentrated Wednesday afternoon, bringing showers and thunderstorms. Upper-level winds were forecast to become more favorable for development Thursday or Friday as the low moves westward at 15 to 20 mph, crossing into the Caribbean on Friday. Locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds were expected to spread across portions of the Lesser Antilles Thursday night and Friday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system on Thursday, if necessary. Tropical formation chances were 50 percent over the next 48 hours and 60 percent over the next five days.
A second area of low pressure was about 950 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, and its associated shower and thunderstorm activity remained disorganized. Gradual development of this system was possible during the next few days while it moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph, but upper-level winds were expected to become less favorable for tropical cyclone formation as the disturbance moves north of the Leeward Islands this weekend. Formation chances were 40 percent through 48 hours and 50 percent through five days.
A tropical wave southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Conditions were forecast to become favorable for development over the weekend while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at about 15 mph. Formation chances were zero over the next  48 hours and 40 percent over the next five days.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Gert became a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon and was moving quickly northeast over the northwestern Atlantic. It was not forecast to threaten the U.S. mainland.

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Re: Hurricane Season in the Southeast, 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 09:43:30 PM »
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/triple-tropical-threat-looms-in-the-atlantic-caribbean/70002485

Triple tropical threat looms in the Atlantic, Caribbean

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
August 16, 2017, 3:07:18 PM EDT