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  •  it's still quite early (9+ / 0-)

    but I found this interesting:

    The vigorous tropical wave, now in the Atlantic near the Dominican Republic, continues to get better organized. As of 2 p.m. today, the National Hurricane Center gave it a 60 percent – or high – chance of developing into a depression or storm over the next two days.
    At the same time, the models have come more into agreement that the system will move generally toward South Florida. Now about 900 miles from Miami, it was lumbering northwest at about 10 mph.
    Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the hurricane center, said the models can’t be trusted until the wave develops a closed circulation – a primary requirement before a tropical system can be deemed a depression or a storm.
    In other words, the models could continue shifting and where this thing ultimately will go remains uncertain. Feltgen said a hurricane hunter aircraft will investigate the system on Wednesday.
    The chance of the system spinning up into a hurricane before it reaches South Florida is low, according to Jeff Masters, chief meteorologist of Weather Underground, the online weather site.
    He said a patch of dry air between South Florida and the Caribbean could inhibit its development

    So, it hopefully will collapse once it crosses South Florida, but if it goes over the Florida Straits who knows. fingers crossed.

    "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."- Lao-Tzu

    by Pakalolo on Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 02:20:35 PM PDT

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