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Tropical Wave watching

By: NEwxguy , 1:37 PM GMT on August 08, 2012

So we have reached that time of the year where the US coastline from Texast to Maine watches as waves come off of Africa one after the other,some die quickly,some make it half way across,but wind shear and lack of support defeats any attempt to organize,some even make it to Tropical storm status and get named,but either turn out to sea,or just fall apart,but most years there are at least two or three which make it across the Atlantic strenghtening as it moves across threatening first the carribean islands and then the US.
Currently we have Ernesto which made landfall on the Yucatan Penn. last night and dropped to TS status and is getting ready to reemerge off the Yucatan,but he has moved more SW,so may not have much chance to strenghten before making second landfall. Florence is no longer a system,but the wave is still there so we should keep an eye on it as it moves through the carribean, we also have 92L which is very disorganized with lots of dry air around it and doesn't seem to have much future.The real story may be the very strong wave getting set to emerge from the African coast which models are indicating may become a major storm and if the pattern holds,could be a threat from Florida to Maine,with the SE coast the major threat at this point.It is way way to early to speculate,but this will be something to watch going into next week.

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3. NEwxguy
4:02 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
Hi,Jus,yep wave watching,all that kind of sounds like an olympic event,but this is the time of year we here in the east start watching the Atlantic.
My experience around here is people have short memories,and eventhough Irene did a lot of damage,it was fairl weak,and people around here have not experience a serious hurricane in many years,so if one ever hits us,most people won't take it seriously until its too late.
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2. juslivn
3:51 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
Hi NEw, wave watching huh? Hopefully my relatives who were pretty well stunned (even though we all warned em) last year will get prepared this year in NYC and on the coast. Not sure if last year was their wake up call, but I hope so.
Clouding up here. Looks like rain. Yay! Hope so for the farmer's sake.

Have a happy hump day!
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1. NEwxguy
1:56 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
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