TD#12 Stays Together
10:49 PM EDT - 20 September 2000
TD#12 fought off its troubles and now threatens to become a Tropical Storm. It is now moving northward in the Gulf, and is looking much much better than it did this morning. The storm now presents itself as a threat to the Central to Northeast Gulf coast.
It could strengthen a bit more, too. So folks along the coast here should be watching it very closely. This includes folks in Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida. Since many of the models bring it to this area.
I'm not expecting it to get very strong, but I can be wrong. If the strengthening persists through the night, it could become a hurricane before landfall. So we'll be watching it. Otherwise, the wave off the coast of Africa could form over the next few days if it persists.
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Satellite images at: [NAtl visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [NAtl infrared] (infrared), and [NAtl water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)