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First Tropical Storm (Adrian) of the Season


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I wouldn't be too worried -- there are alot of odds against Adrian right now.... he needs to make it through the terrain in central america (there are some mountains there) -- hopefully it is a dry storm if not it could be deadly for those that live there....

 

if not cuba will tear it up..... too....

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Lets hope we dont see too many of these names this year

 

 

2005 Hurricane Names

 

Atlantic Names

Arlene

Bret

Cindy

Dennis

Emily

Franklin

Gert

Harvey

Irene

Jose

Katrina

Lee

Maria

Nate

Ophelia

Philippe

Rita

Stan

Tammy

Vince

Wilma

 

Eastern North Pacific Names

Adrian

Beatriz

Calvin

Dora

Eugene

Fernanda

Greg

Hilary

Irwin

Jova

Kenneth

Lidia

Max

Norma

Otis

Pilar

Ramon

Selma

Todd

Veronica

Wiley

Xina

York

Zelda

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I wouldn't be too worried -- there are alot of odds against Adrian right now.... he needs to make it through the terrain in central america (there are some mountains there) -- hopefully it is a dry storm if not it could be deadly for those that live there....

 

if not cuba will tear it up..... too....

 

Computer models have been forecasting this storm to cross central America for days. This morning, several models are all calling for this to make it in to the Caribbean, possibly as a tropical depression. On Monday, the US's Global Forecast Model called for a tropical low to hit western Cuba. The European and Navy models have also been consistant on this system.

 

Very heavy rainfall is likely in Central America as this is a wet system and the mountians will only help produce life threatening flooding and mudslides.

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That's early this year - I thought hurricane/tropical storm season didn't start until June!

 

Hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific basin starts May 15. It starts June 1 for teh Atlantic basin. This storm is an eastern pacific storm, even though it will likely cross over to the Atlantic basin. The season is not a hard rule. A couple of years ago there was an April hurricane in the Atlantic.

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Hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific basin starts May 15. It starts June 1 for teh Atlantic basin. This storm is an eastern pacific storm, even though it will likely cross over to the Atlantic basin. The season is not a hard rule. A couple of years ago there was an April hurricane in the Atlantic.

 

Thanks gtalum - I never knew that. I always thought it was June - December.

 

Didn't someone say this season would be a nasty one hurricane-wise (but of course they ALWAYS say that).

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Looks like it's heading north - northeast so I think the Legend (E.Carribean) looks safe. One website showed it in Grand Cayman (W.Carribean) on Monday. Too early to tell. It'll probably break up over the mountains...

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The USA's Global Model clearly shows some sort of low approaching the southern coast of Cuba on Saturday morning. Whatever is left of it (National Hurricane Center says it could still be a tropical depression)...the models all show it...

 

http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/carib/gfs/00/images/gfs_slp_084s.gif

 

If this system holds together as a tropical system, it will be the first time since 1966 (when satellite pictures began in the Pacific) that a tropical storm/depression has crossed from the Pacific into the Atlantic in this manner.

 

Meanwhile, a different system (not tropical in nature-but sure wet) continues to dump heavy rain and cause flash flooding in P. Rico and the USVI.

 

Latest radar...

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/radar/latest/DS.p19r0/si.tjua.shtml

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I'm a bit of a control freak- but one thing I know I absolutely CANNOT change is the weather! So- let's party everyone!

 

PS- my neighbors were on board last year during a huge hurricane and landed up going to better ports than planned!! I'm hoping to bypass San Juan and go south south south...

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