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Tropical Storm Florence

Tropical Storm Florence is a big storm that has already swallowed some other local weather systems, and it has the potential to be a major hurricane, or nothing.

There is another disturbance about 800 miles away, and if the two storms approach each other they can disrupt any further development. At the moment nothing is certain.


1 Steve Bates { 09.06.06 at 12:59 am }

At the moment nothing is certain.

That’s certainly true, Bryan. Do you anticipate a moment at which something, anything, will become certain? Well, there’s death, taxes, and neocons’ obsessive hostility to the whole blessed world…

Based on the current projection, it looks as if Florence is headed well north of either of us. Andante and Screwy Hoolie may want to keep an eye out. I just hope the NHC didn’t name Florence after Florence Foster Jenkins, once a veritable storm in herself, and best avoided if possible.

2 Bryan { 09.06.06 at 9:59 am }

The problem is the other storm. If they drift apart, both have the potential to be significant events.

The steering feature north of Florence is predicted to move off. That will determine how far West the storm goes. We are getting better on the internals of hurricanes, but have a lot to learn about the ridges that steer them.

Current models would seem to pose danger only for Bermuda, but there are too many factors in the mix.