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Tropical Storm Chantal Forms in the Open Atlantic

Posted: 03:30 PM 28 July 2019 | 11 Comments | Add Comment | Newest: 06:12 PM 21-Aug EDT

10:30 PM AST 20 August 2019 Update
Invest 97L rapidly organized throughout the day (and night) while heading east out to sea, and has become the fourth Tropical Cyclone and third named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. No threat to land for the foreseeable future, if ever.

The 2PM Outlook shows a 20% chance for development in the system in the east Atlantic later this week as it moves toward Hispaniola and later the Bahamas,there is several days to watch as the system develop, which isn't expected until it gets north of the Caribbean islands. This system is being tracked as invest 95L.

It will most likely stay east of Florida, but the forecasting models seem to behind the curve on the current state of this system, so it's wise to monitor it closely. See the forecast lounge for more speculation on this system. The overall pattern suggests any systems that develop in early August will likely curve away from the US.

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Facebook Update Posted
01:32 am 01-Aug-2019 EDT

Good evening and good morning.... the upper level pattern over the CONUS is not conducive for any tropical weather system to approach the Eastern United States for the foreseeable future. Anything that approaches will undergo recurvature assuming there is any degree of development. 96L way out there in the Atlantic does appear on both the GFS and Euro and will be in the neighborhood in about one week and while the longwave trough over the Eastern United States remains, it won't be as deep or in latitude as it currently is. Attached is the GFS 500 millibar relative vorticity chart H+168 hours (one week) Assuming this and Euro models remain fairly accurate, this system may and I stress, may pose a threat to the United States in about nine to ten days, but that's a big if this far out. Stay tuned!

Facebook Update Posted
02:55 pm 28-Jul-2019 EDT

Flhurricane is closely monitoring newly Invest-tagged 95L in the eastern Caribbean with potential upcoming impacts for Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Cuba, the Bahamas and South Florida.

Facebook Update Posted
09:43 am 23-Jul-2019 EDT

Beyond Tropical Depression Three, there is an area in the gulf with a 20% chance for Development over the next 5 days. Likely just a weak rainmaker, but the Northern/NE Gulf coasts will want to watch it.

Facebook Update Posted
07:03 pm 12-Jul-2019 EDT

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04:11 pm 12-Jul-2019 EDT

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03:14 pm 12-Jul-2019 EDT

Mark Sudduth Video update on Barry

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Pres: 1010mb
E at 17 mph
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