Two Tropical Systems: What They Mean For Us

Two Tropical Systems: What They Mean For Us

Screen Shot2016-08-29 08_24_20Monday August 29 – There are two tropical systems that are not named yet, but both have a chance to develop. One off of the east coast, and the other trying to emerge from Cuba into the Gulf of Mexico. They are referred to as Tropical Depression Eight and Nine now. Hurricane Gaston is powerful Category 3 system with winds of 115 mph, but will stay well east of Bermuda, so no threat to land.

The east coast system is a new development, but if you have been tracking the other one, there has been common theme. These storms have been verifying farther south than forecast. That is why it has not developed yet and stayed over Cuba. Should either one of these develop, the next two names are Hermine and Ian… depending on which one forms first.  But here in the Mid Atlantic, there will be High Pressure to our north that will protect us from both systems. It looks like they will both miss us… with the closet impact on the North Carolina Outer Banks. Here is a look at how that is expected to play out for both systems.

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Tropical Depression Nine –> slider

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This is just a preliminary forecast from only one model. Any change in timing or location of development can impact how either one can evolve.


The result of the new air mass building in to ‘protect us’ will be to drop our temperatures with a hint of Fall by the end of the week. Here’s what we can expect… while ultimately staying mostly dry.

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