Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Quiet" Coming to an End?

UPDATE: 1:20pm, the National Hurricane Center has upped the probability of development and is sending a hurricane hunter aircraft to investigate the system.

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Earlier this week, I wrote, "It's Too Quiet Out There," a posting about the lack of weather in the tropics which suggested it would be a good time to check hurricane preparations.

I'm not liking the look of this system off Florida. While not even a tropical cyclone (TC < Tropical Storm), it is showing at least some signs of development.
NCAR image from 12:15pm CDT

Please make sure you have your bottled water, bleach (for water purification), batteries, etc. From about now through early October we are in the higher probability period for hurricanes and tropical storms.

AccuWeather is monitoring the situation. Our hurricane/tropics page is here.

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