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Subtropical Storm Joyce – Day 2

Subtropical Storm JoycePosition: 32.9N 44.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [210°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb.

Currently about 1040 miles [1670 km] West-Southwest of the Azores.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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Tropical Storm Isaac – Day 7

Tropical Storm IsaacPosition: 14.9N 64.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 440 miles [ 710 km] Southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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Tropical Storm Helene – Day 7

Tropical Storm HelenePosition: 28.6N 36.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 21 mph [33 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb ↓.

Currently about 885 miles [1425 km] Southwest of Lajes AB in the Azores.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for all of the Azores Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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Hurricane Florence – Day 15

Hurricane FlorencePosition: 34.0N 76.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 105 mph [170 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles [315 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 956 mb ↑.

Currently about 60 miles [ 95 km] East-Southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

While the sustained wind speed is dropping, the storm is slowing down, going over warmer water nearer the coast, and the pressure is dropping. There is time for some intensification, but more importantly for higher storm surge and more rain. It isn’t the wind, it’s the water that causes the most destruction.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina; Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for North of Duck, North Carolina to Cape Charles Light, Virginia; Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort; Edisto Beach, South Carolina to South Santee River, South Carolina.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina; Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina northward to South Santee River, South Carolina.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Edisto Beach, South Carolina northward to South Santee River, South Carolina.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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