July 24, 2013

Tropical Storm Dorian is Born Near Africa

After commenting on the "quiet start" to the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season only a few days ago, I can now report that things are warming up off the west coast of North Africa. The first two tropical storms of the Atlantic season were born over in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The third started in the central Atlantic. The fourth is called Dorian, and earlier this morning the National Hurricane Centre announced that the:

FOURTH NAMED STORM OF THE 2013 SEASON FORMS… SATELLITE IMAGERY AND DATA INDICATE THAT THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION IN THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC HAS STRENGTHENED THIS MORNING.

AT 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DORIAN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.3 NORTH…LONGITUDE 29.9 WEST. DORIAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 21 MPH…33 KM/H…AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH…85 KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TODAY…FOLLOWED BY GRADUAL WEAKENING ON THURSDAY AS DORIAN MOVES OVER COOLER WATER.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES…75 KM FROM THE CENTER. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB…29.59 INCHES.

Here's Dorian's projected path over the next 5 days:

NHC forecast track for Tropical Storm Dorian at 11:00 EDT on Wednesday July 24, 2013

NHC forecast track for Tropical Storm Dorian at 11:00 EDT on Wednesday July 24, 2013

Currently the NHC advise that:

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.

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July 28, 2013

Jim @ 9:55 am

According to the fifteenth, and last, NHC public advisory:

SATELLITE-DERIVED WIND DATA INDICATE THAT DORIAN NO LONGER HAS A CLOSED SURFACE CIRCULATION. AT 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…THE REMNANTS OF DORIAN WERE LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.9 NORTH, LONGITUDE 54.7 WEST. THE REMNANTS ARE MOVING RAPIDLY WESTWARD AT 24 MPH…39 KM/H.

August 1, 2013

Susan Anderson @ 8:28 pm

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