Tropical Storm Sean pulling away from Bermuda

Tropical Storm Sean grazed Bermuda but is now rapidly pulling away to the Northeast away from the island. The system with max sustained winds will likely encounter cooler waters and wind shear which will result in weakening. The storm will not likely be a threat...

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11/8 Tropical Storm Sean

In another active season in terms of storm numbers, it is not surprising that November has yielded yet another system. In this case it is Sean which has transitioned from a subtropical cyclone to a tropical storm. In reality this classification is more academic than...

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10/28: Morning Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Rina continues to linger near the Yucatan Peninsula this morning with 45 mph max sustained winds (as of 7am CDT). This system’s primary threat will be heavy rainfall to the Yucatan and Cozumel as it slowly meanders near land. The storm will eventually...

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10/27: Morning Tropical Update

Rina continues just off the Yucatan Peninsula but has weakened substantially as compared to yesterday at this time (8am EDT). Rina is a minimal hurricane with 75 mph max sustained winds. Additional weakening is now forecast with a hostile environment expected to impact the storm....

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Rina weakens to a tropical storm

As of 11am on 10/27 Rina has weakened to a tropical storm as expected. Additional weakening is forecast as strong wind shear impacts the circulation. Regardless of strength heavy rainfall will be an issue on the Yucatan Peninsula as the storm rakes the coast. Additionally...

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Rina found to be much weaker this afternoon

The NHC issued a special advisory on Hurricane Rina at 12:30pm CDT. They found the storm to be much weaker than this morning when it was nearing Category 3 strength. Winds have been downgraded to category 1 status at 85 mph max sustained. As a...

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10/25 Morning Tropical Update: Rina a category 2

Rina continues to be the main story in the tropics. This system rapidly became a hurricane yesterday and is now at category 2 status with 100 mph max sustained winds. This system may intensify further to become a major hurricane (category 3 or higher) over...

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10/24: Morning tropical update

As of this morning Tropical Storm Rina is the main story, having developed from what once was Invest 96L. This system is a minimal tropical storm as of 8am but is expected to strengthen. The current track has Rina turning more westward, then northwestward once...

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