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Azores #96L fails to complete transition into a Sub-Tropical Storm. Elsewhere, weak low pressure in Caribbean may linger into next week.
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 41 (Nate) , Major: 59 (Maria) Florida - Any: 69 (Irma) Major: 69 (Irma)
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Pete Creedon
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Maria: Bound for Iceland as a TS?
      #54249 - Thu Sep 08 2005 01:18 PM

MARIA looks as if she could be a TS for Iceland.

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Ed in Va
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Re: Maria: Bound for Iceland as a TS? [Re: Pete Creedon]
      #54250 - Thu Sep 08 2005 01:34 PM

A tropical storm for Iceland is an oxymoron is there ever was one.

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Clark
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Re: Maria: Bound for Iceland as a TS? [Re: Pete Creedon]
      #54321 - Thu Sep 08 2005 06:55 PM

Maria may have winds in the tropical storm range, but will most definitely not be a tropical cyclone. The NHC 5 day graphical product is misleading because it makes no distinction between tropical and extratropical; the discussion and forecast products, however, do so. The differences in impacts between a 50kt extratropical storm and a 50kt tropical storm can be great, so it's not safe to simply assume that the distinction is not an important one.

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