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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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Update on Investigation 99L

NOTE: Latest update on the bottom of this entry My Facebook feed has been jammed with posts from meteorologist friends uploading the latest computer models of where Investigation 99L might go and how strong it might get.  (For those of you who don’t follow tropical weather news closely, Investigation 99L…
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