Named Storm Isaac – 2018

Named Storm Isaac developed from a depression southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. This storm is tracking nearly due west and will be moving into an area of low wind shear and warm water, so  additional development is probable. This storm system will continue west for several days and will be very close to the islands between Barbados and Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean  roughly by Friday, September 14.  We will monitor this situation and if Isaac crosses into the Caribbean, we will post accordingly.

We are also recommending that ALL persons living along the East Coast of the US monitor details on Named Storm Florence and be prepared.

For official information on all named storms, please visit the National Hurricane Center site located here:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Named Storm Helene – 2018

Named Storm Helene formed from a Tropical Depression off the west coast of Africa and is currently about 300 miles southeast of the Cape Verde Islands.  This storm will be moving westerly for several days and may intensify to Hurricane status, however, a  mid level trough of low pressure will be forming near the track of Helene and will start to move it northwest and then north over the next 5 to 7 days taking it away from US coastal involvement. Unless there is an unforseen change in the direction of this storm, this will be our only mention of Named Storm Helene.

Also, due to the serious concerns about Named Storm Florence – we are asking all persons along the entire US East Coast to be aware of this storm and to monitor it’s progress carefully.

For official information on all named storms, please visit the National Hurricane Center site located here:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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“The Atlantic is getting Frantic”

“The Atlantic is getting Frantic” –

Named Storm ‘Florence’ is meandering around the Central Atlantic. It is being affected by several other weather patterns and is almost impossible, at this time, to predict. Many of the Ensemble tracking projections from about 40 agencies and independent modelers are showing a slight curve to the north before it gets to the US Coast – HOWEVER, some of the quality models are showing an impact in the Carolinas and possibly the Georgia Coast as well – around next weekend, as a Major Category Hurricane.

Our own opinion is leaning toward an interaction in the Carolinas – but since this storm has been present in the Atlantic since August 30 and has been totally unpredictable, anything is possible. There are also 3 additional areas of concern in the Atlantic as of 5 PM EDT, Friday, September 7. We are watching all of these systems and will post as needed.

Persons from Florida to New England should be watching the progress of Named Storm Florence !!

For official information on all named storms, please visit the National Hurricane Center site located here:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Named Storm Gordon – 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon formed near the Florida Keys from a Tropical Depression.  This storm is moving West-Northwest at over 17 MPH and will be affecting parts of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and east Texas over the next few days.  Persons along the Gulf Coast can expect significant rains, gusty winds, rip currents, frequent lightning, beach erosion and coastal as well as lowlands flooding through mid to late week.

Please refer to your local media as well as advisories, watches and warnings through the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane center in Miami –

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Named Storm Florence – 2018

Tropical Storm Florence formed south of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Senegal, from a strong tropical wave.  This storm is moving  generally westerly at 14 to 17 mph.  This storm is entering an area of the Atlantic where slight additional development is possible. However, it may be interacting with an Atlantic High Pressure area and be moved to the north, away from the US.

We will post updates as needed and if further strengthening or direction changes take place.

For official information on all named storms, please visit the National Hurricane Center site located here:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Named Storm Ernesto – 2018

SUBTROPICAL STORM ERNESTO formed in the north central Atlantic from a cluster of low pressure area thunderstorms. This subtropical storm is moving northerly and will not affect any US coastal areas. In keeping with our policy to at least mention all named storms, this will be our only post for this storm.
 
Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.
 

Named Storm Debby – 2018

In keeping with our policy of at least mentioning all Named storms, “Subtropical Storm Debby”  formed from an Atlantic low pressure area mid ocean.  This ‘storm’ will be moving north and will not be affecting any US coastal areas. The storm will dissipate within the next several days and this will be the only mention of Named Storm Debby.

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.
http://www.gulfstorm.net

Named Storm Chris – 2018

Named Storm  Chris formed from a depression off the coast of the Carolina’s.  This storm will be moved to the northeast – away from the US east coast – over the next few days and poses no threat to US coastal areas. It may strengthen to Hurricane status but will be heading out into the North Atlantic.

For official information on all named storms, please visit the National Hurricane Center site located here:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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NAmed Storm Beryl – 2018

Tropical Storm Beryl formed in the central mid Atlantic from a tropical low pressure area. This storm is located approximately 1200 miles east southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is moving generally west at 15 to 18 MPH. This storm may make Hurricane Category 1 status by late Friday, July 6, or early Saturday, July 7. However, the storm will be encountering upper level shear which will keep it from further development through early next week.

If this storm survives the upper level shear and re-develops in the Caribbean, we will post any updates as needed.

Please use the link below to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, for official information on all named tropical origin storms.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Local Update

Previous models have had Alberto to the west of the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area, which would have meant significant rainfall, coastal flooding, wind concerns, and isolated tornadoes.  Two things have happened.  First, while the center of circulation has started to “wrap” it has drawn in dry air, which impedes development.  Second, Alberto has stayed farther east than initially expected, over lower SST’s (sea surface temperature) and thus, the estimated landfall is between Pensacola and Panama City.

For Gulf Shores, currently, we will be looking at a couple of windy days with patchy strong rain, but currently no real threat other than the very real life-threatening issue of rip currents.

Information from the ground in the Gulf Shores area.