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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10/23 Morning Tropical Update

As of this morning the main story continues to be the two Atlantic Invests with Invest 96L being the primary concern. Invest 96L is located offshore of the Nicaragua – Honduras border. Probability of development rose to 70% last night and is now at 60%....

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10/22: Morning Tropical Update

As of this morning a pair of disturbances continues to be watched in the Atlantic. Only one is of any real concern, which is Invest 96L In the Southwestern Caribbean Sea. At this time it has a 60% chance of development within 48 hours. It...

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10/20: Morning Tropical Update

The tropics overall have fallen quiet with just a pair of disturbances being watched in the Atlantic for development. Both disturbances only show a low probability of development (10%) within 48 hours at this time. One is located far to the east of the Windward...

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