Season Has Finally Started... Tropical Storm Alberto Forms in East Atlantic
11:55 AM EDT - 04 August 2000
Our first Named Storm of the year looks impressive for a Tropical Storm. I think Alberto will make it into Hurricane Status, but it may be slow to achieve that. And it's future track warrants folks watching it from the Caribbean to the US over time. It's quite a ways away, so we will have time to watch it.
It's not the only thing going on, either. In the east Caribbean, now, is another interesting system that, if it organized, could be something worth watching as well. But Alberto is what we'll be closely watching over the next few days. Time for projections. I'm not quick to think this one will turn out to sea, either.
Satellite images at: [N.A. visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)