National Hurricane Center

National hurricane center

Tropical Storm Karen could perform a feat of mid-ocean acrobatics later this week and execute a clockwise loop that will take it toward Florida and the Bahamas. However, experts say it’s too soon to assess the extent of the threat.

Karen weakened Wednesday afternoon and the National Hurricane Center sharply lowered its estimates of the storm’s likely top winds over the next few days, reducing its projections from 65 to 45 mph.

Karen Is A Tropical Storm Again; Jerry, Lorenzo And A New Disturbance Near Mexico

Sep 24, 2019
National hurricane center

Karen strengthened into a tropical storm — again — on Tuesday and is forecast to bring wind and rain to eastern Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today.

Also, shortly before midnight Monday, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck about 50 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. And although a series of aftershocks were felt, officials reported that there were no reports of significant damage.

National hurricane center

Welcome to autumn. There are two tropical storms, Karen and Jerry, being monitored by the National Hurricane Center and by the end of the first day of fall Tropical Storm Lorenzo is expected to form.

Currently, Tropical Storm Karen is moving through the southeastern Caribbean Sea and the forecast is predicting it will travel north over or very close to Puerto Rico.

Because of its track, a tropical storm warning was issued Monday for Puerto Rico as well as the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. The warning means tropical storm conditions are likely withing 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Jerry nearly a hurricane as it approaches the Caribbean

Sep 19, 2019
National hurricane center

Tropical Storm Jerry picked up strength Thursday and is expected to become a hurricane today as it approaches the small Caribbean islands way out to the east, according to the National Hurricane Center.

“On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will be near or north of the northern Leeward Islands Friday and pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday,” Hurricane Specialist Dave Roberts wrote in the latest storm advisory.

Wednesday morning update: Tropical Storm Imelda came ashore in southeast Texas Tuesday evening, but will continue to produce heavy rain and possible flooding as a remnant tropical low through the day Wednesday. Tropical Depression Ten intensified overnight and became the season's tenth named storm, Tropical Storm Jerry.

The original story seen below has been edited to reflect recent changes in storm classification.

National hurricane center

Tropical Storm Jerry, the tenth-named storm of the 2019 hurricane season, formed Wednesday far out in the eastern Atlantic Ocean as it moves toward the Caribbean with the likelihood of becoming a hurricane toward the end of the week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jerry was located about 960 miles east of the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph as it moved toward the west-northwest at 13 mph.

The system is forecast to become a hurricane possibly as soon as Thursday night.

Hurricane Humberto Forms, Strengthens Off Florida; Other System Likely To Become A Depression

Sep 16, 2019
National Hurricane Center

Humberto strengthened into a hurricane late Sunday and then strengthened again, picking up some wind speed early Monday, according to the Nation Hurricane Center.

Forecasters are also watching two other systems, one of which is likely to become a tropical depression later this week.

Hurricane Humberto poses no threat to Florida, but may have Bermuda in its sights.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.

National Hurricane Center

We’ve reached the statistical peak of the hurricane season, with Tuesday marking the day a tropical cyclone was most likely to be in the Atlantic. And there has been no shortage of activity — with the presence of Tropical Storm Gabrielle and a few other systems.

The regenerated Tropical Storm Gabrielle was spinning far out in the Atlantic, more than 700 miles west of the Azores, zipping northward at about 25 mph on Tuesday. But Gabrielle, weakening over cooler waters, was expected to diminish to an extratropical cyclone later today.

Going into last weekend Floridians looking at the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Dorian were unsure if it’d impact Jacksonville or Pensacola. By Tuesday it was evident it would never make landfall in the state. Ryan Truchelut Chief Meteorologist at Weather Tiger explains why this is.

Updated Thursday 10:00 a.m. ET

President Trump continues to defend his now four-day old assertion that Alabama was once in the projected path of Hurricane Dorian. In a new tweet Thursday morning, the President insisted "Alabama was going to be hit or grazed, and then Hurricane Dorian took a different path." The President then lashed out at the news media saying "The Fake News knows this very well. That's why they're the Fake News!"

Updated at 9:18 a.m. ET Wednesday

Hurricane Dorian is crawling along as a Category 2 storm after spending more than a day thrashing Grand Bahama Island, where at least seven people are reported dead.

The core of the storm will "move dangerously close" to the coasts of Florida and Georgia throughout the night and into Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

While Hurricane Dorian finally starts to march northward off Florida’s east coast after inching away from the Bahamas, a new tropical storm — Gabrielle — formed early Wednesday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Gabrielle joins Tropical Storm Fernand, which came to life Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, and two other weather systems being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

 

The good news about Gabrielle is that it is not currently forecast to reach land and it is not expected to become a hurricane. 

 

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Dorian’s forecast track edged farther east Monday morning, keeping Broward County and western Palm Beach County out of range of possible targets for the storm’s center, according to the 5 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.

The storm’s top wind speed diminished to 165 miles per hour, but Dorian remained a Category 5 hurricane, producing 200 mph gusts and capable of causing catastrophic damage. The storm has come to a virtual standstill over the the island of Grand Bahama, its forward speed falling to 1 mile per hour.

National Hurricane Center

A tropical system off the coast of Africa is likely to become a tropical depression by the middle of the week, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday night.

It’s one of three systems — and a likely fourth — beside Hurricane Dorian that are being monitored in the tropics.

The large area of thunderstorms and showers is gradually becoming better organized, and conditions are conducive to development, the hurricane center said. It has an 80% chance of development in the next five days, the center said.

Lynne Sladky / AP

On Wednesday Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian moves out of the Caribbean toward Florida. Thursday in Miami DeSantis insisted the storm could hit the state anywhere along its east coast - and urged Floridians to plan accordingly.

Pages