Day/Date: Saturday, September 14, 2012 - Time: 7 AM CDT
ATLANTIC BASIN ACTIVITY:
Atlantic Basin Enhanced Infrared Satellite Image
Atlantic Basin Activity Map
Tropical Storm 'Nadine'
GEOS Enhanced Infrared 'Rainbow' Image
Hurricane Wind Speed Probabilities - Next 120 Hours
50-Knot Tropical Storm Wind Speed Probabilities - Next 120 Hours
Tropical Storm Wind Speed Probabilities - Next 120 Hours
Coastal Watches/Warnings And 3-Day Track Forecast Cone - Next 72 Hours
Surface Wind Field Area
Cumulative Wind History
Tropical Storm 'Nadine' is approximately 800 miles Northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. The tropical storm is tracking North-Northwestward at around 15 mph. TS 'Nadine' has maximum sustained winds remain around 70 mph. Recent satellite imagery suggests the storm has not intensified overnight and will probably remain a strong tropical storm through the rest of today. TS 'Nadine' could strengthen some more tonight and finally become a hurricane as it makes a more Northeastward turn towards a weakness in an upper-level wind shear pattern. However, Ts 'Nadine' may struggle to strengthen at all during the next 48 hours due to persistent upper-level wind shear over the storm and may remain a strong Tropical Storm until Sunday afternoon. An upper-level low-pressure trough approaching from the West will eventually steer 'Nadine' Eastward this weekend and this path will keep the storm well removed from any land masses through Tuesday. By next Wednesday, 'Nadine' will threaten the Azores Islands as a strong tropical storm or perhaps as a minimal hurricane.
Stay tuned here for info on any new Atlantic Basin weather activity.
Please don't forget that when these tropical systems form - whether they remain a tropical depression or develop into a named tropical storm or Category ‘1’ through ‘5’ hurricane, each of these systems will ALWAYS BE A RAIN EVENT! When the term ‘hurricane’ is written or spoken, it’s human nature to think only of the wind speeds they contain but don’t overlook the fact that there is always torrential rainfall associated with any type of tropical system!
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