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Tropical storm path edges north into Georgia

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center on Tropical Depression 9 shows that with its slow movement and development, it has not yet begun to move towards the northeast.  This means that the updated most likely path has now moved north and west of its position earlier today.  Most…
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Late evening update on TD 9

The 11 pm outlook for Tropical Depression 9 shows a consistent pattern with earlier forecasts.  The low is expected to become a Tropical Storm sometime tomorrow and should eventually move northeast over the northern Florida panhandle.  The forecast cone has narrowed considerably with a better developed center and more consistency between…
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Katrina stories from NOAA personnel; new satellites will help improve prediction

Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast.  One of the hardest hit areas was the Mississippi Coast, where Stennis Air Force Base is located.  Many NOAA personnel were located there and suffered severe personal losses from the direct hit.  Last year they put together a story…
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Tropics heat up with two tropical depressions aimed at the coast

What a day this has been in the tropics!  In this morning’s post, hurricane watchers were worried that Investigation 99L might dissipate before becoming a tropical storm.  But as of tonight, Invest 99L has become Tropical Depression #9 and the National Hurricane Center is now producing forecast information for its…
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Invest 99L is still alive

Another day, another update on Investigation 99L.  Investigation 99L is still alive and moving to the WNW towards the Florida Straits and the Gulf of Mexico.  While it is still disorganized, it is moving into an area of very warm ocean temperatures and less wind shear, so chances of developing…
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What’s up with 99L?

Investigation 99L has confounded forecasters’ attempts to figure out when, where and even if it is going to develop into a tropical storm, much less where it might be going.  Originally hurricane forecasts predicted that it would organize into a tropical depression and storm and then cross southern Florida.  But…
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