Felix Forming?

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has been watching a tropical wave move across the far eastern Atlantic for the past few days, anticipating favorable conditions for tropical storm formation. This morning NHC issued a special statement as satellite pictures seem to show the system beginning to organize.

SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
910 AM AST FRI AUG 31 2007

SATELLITE IMAGES AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE TROPICAL
WAVE AND ASSOCIATED LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED ABOUT 250 MILES EAST
OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS COULD BE DEVELOPING INTO A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER WILL INVESTIGATE
THE SYSTEM EARLY THIS AFTERNOON TO CONFIRM IF A DEPRESSION HAS
FORMED. WATCHES AND WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS...AND ALL INTERESTS IN THAT AREA SHOULD BE READY
TO TAKE QUICK ACTION...IF NECESSARY. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...
HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL SPREAD OVER THE WINDWARD
ISLANDS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE/AVILA

The next name on the list for tropical storms in the Atlantic and Caribbean is “Felix”…and Felix just might make his grand entrance this Labor Day weekend.

Tom Tasselmyer

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