Tuesday, July 31, 2007

[Jyo_hurricane] TS Chantal: July 31

Well that was a nice few weeks off, wasn't it? And now there's a little
blip on the horizon. A very little blip.

There's really not much to say about this Tropical Storm. This system
has been brewing for a few days, and finally reached Tropical Storm
winds (defined as winds between 34-63 knots, 39-73 mph) this morning.
The maximum wind speed at the moment is 43 kt (50 mph) so she's not a
very strong storm. She is out in the Atlantic (~40 N, 63W), and moving
in a north-eastward direction away from the US. She is still over waters
with temperatures warm enough to sustain as storm (over 26 degs C), but
will soon be moving over cooler waters. I agree with the official
forecast that she will merge with a low front and just keep heading
towards northern Europe as a large low pressure system.

I'm not going to post anything else on this storm unless anything changes.

These remarks are just what I think/see regarding tropical storms - not
the opinion of any organization I represent. If you are making an
evacuation decision, please heed your local emergency management and the
National Hurricane Center's official forecast and the National Weather
Service announcements. This is not an official forecast.

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