TS Bret and TS Cindy (No Threat to Land)
The 2011 Hurricane Season has had little impact upon the United States. I believe that is soon to change and more signs are pointing to that. At 5 PM, Tropical Storm Bret was located 31.9 N, 73 W and had maximum sustained winds at 45 MPH. TS Bret has been stubborn and refuses to go away. Convection continues to die out and re-fire up as he heads off to the North East at 8 MPH. This will likely continue until he moves at a faster pace towards the NE and moves over cooler waters and weakens.
Below is the latest computer forecasted projected path for Bret
Below is the latest NOAA projected path for Bret
Meanwhile, the 3rd storm of the season has formed just North East of Bret. At 5 PM, Tropical Storm Cindy was located at 35.2 N, 53.8 W and has Maximum Sustained winds at 40 MPH. Cindy came out of nowhere and formed off the same frontal system which spawned Bret. This is a rare occurrence but not altogether impossible. Cindy is racing off to the NE at 24 MPH and will likely not be affecting any landmass from here on out. Cindy will be leaving just as quickly as she came in. She will have little time to strength much but I have forecasted her to strengthen to 50-60 MPH. The storm should began to move out over cooler water after this and weaken.
Below is the latest Computer forecasted path for the Storm
Below is the latest projected path by NOAA
I will be posting a separate update on the potential for tropical trouble after Cindy in my next blog.
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