Tropical Cyclone Formation Update

Posted by Christopher Poitras on Sunday, September 2, 2018

Photo Credit:  National Weather Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center, in Miami Florida, USA.  

Hurricane Florence is not the only concern right now in the Atlantic Ocean.  The National Hurricane Center has placed watches regarding a Tropical Cyclone that has formed between north-central Cuba, and the central Bahamas.  The risk of this storm turning into a Depression, or even a Storm status is at 70% as of September 2nd.  However, the Cyclone is expected to reach 90% probability of intensifying into a Storm status, within the next five days. 

The National Hurricane Center is expected to send in one of their Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft, within the next 24 hours.  This will help to obtain a more clear picture on this situation.  As of right now, the path of the storm is looking to be taking a NNW direction.  If the cyclone follows this path, then the affected areas would be: the Florida Keys, Southern and Western Florida, the Florida Panhandle, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, with a less likely chance of hitting Texas. 

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