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Remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) in Atlantic

34.3N 18.5W

August 21st, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Remnants of Gordon (08L) – August 20th, 2012

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Remnants of Gordon (08L) - August 20th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Remnants of Gordon (08L)

A tropical wave exited the coast of western Africa, initially with a 50% chance of tropical cyclone development, as predicted by NHC forecasters.

After passing over Cape Verde, it traveled in a general west-northwest direction, over colder waters, during which its development had been impeded and its shower and thunderstorm activity remained minimal.

As the low pressure system turned to a more northerly direction, it reentered warmer waters. The environment was favorable for cyclone genesis, and the system attained a better defined circulation.

On August 15, Tropical Depression Eight formed about 630 miles (about 1,000 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda, and strengthened to Tropical Storm Gordon in about 12 hours.

Gordon turned to the east and was expected to undergo extratropical transition upon passing over the Azores, where vertical shear is expected to increase. However, the wind shear remained relatively absent, and Gordon developed a more well-defined convection around its center; thus the system was upgraded to a hurricane on August 18.

Its eye becoming more visible, Gordon further intensified into a strong Category 2 hurricane. A weakening trend then occured, but the system was still a hurricane when it drifted over Santa Maria Island early on August 20.

Although Gordon passed directly over the easternmost islands in the Azores, little damage took place. Several homes had broken doors and windows and streets were littered with fallen trees. Some areas temporarily lost power when the storm moved over, though electricity was restored hours later. Torrential rains also triggered localized flooding. No injuries were reported in relation to the storm.

Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) Moving Eastward

35.6N 47.5W

August 17th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) – August 16th, 2012

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Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) - August 17th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Storm Gordon (08L)

As of 5 p.m. AST (2100 UTC) August 17, Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) is located within 20 nautical miles of 34.3°N 44°W, about 980 mi (1580 km) west of the Azores.

Maximum sustained winds are 55 knots (65 mph, 100 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 993 mbar (hPa; 29.32 InHg), and the system is moving east at 17 kt (20 mph, 32 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center of Gordon.

Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) in Atlantic Ocean

35.8N 54.6W

August 16th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) – August 16th, 2012

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Tropical Storm Gordon (08L) - August 16th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Storm Gordon (08L)

A low-pressure system exited the coast of western Africa, initially with a 50% chance of tropical cyclone development, as predicted by NHC forecasters.

After passing over Cape Verde, it traveled in a general west-northwest direction, over colder waters, during which its development had been impeded and its shower and thunderstorm activity was limited. As the system turned to a more northerly direction, it reentered warmer waters and on August 15 became Tropical Depression Eight about 630 miles (about 1,000 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda. It strengthened to Tropical Storm Gordon in about 12 hours.

As of 5 p.m. AST (2100 UTC) August 16, Tropical Storm Gordon is located within 20 nautical miles of 34.2°N 52.1°W, about 745 mi (1200 km) east-northeast of Bermuda and about 1420 mi (2285 km) west of The Azores. Maximum sustained winds are 55 knots (65 mph, 100 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 999 mbar (hPa; 29.50 InHg), and the system is moving east-northeast at 15 kt (17 mph, 28 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center of Gordon.

Tropical Depression Eight (08L) Approaching Honduras and Belize

14.9N 81W

August 19th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Eight (08L) - August 18th, 2011

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Track of Tropical Depression Eight (08L) - August 18th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 08L

At 11:00 PM EDT (0300 UTC) the center of Tropical Depression Eight (08L) was located near latitude 15.4 north, longitude 82.1 west. The depression is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

On this track, the center of the depression should move near or over the north coast of Honduras by Friday morning, and approach southern Belize on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. The depression could strengthen into a tropical storm on Friday. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

Tropical Storm Fiona Moving Over Open Atlantic

22.0N 70W

September 2nd, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Fiona (08L) - September 1st, 2010

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Track of TS 08L - September 1st, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 08L

At 5:00 PM AST (21:00 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 20.2 North, longitude 62.9 West. Fiona is moving toward the northwest near 20 mph (32 km/hr). The cyclone should continue moving in this direction at a slower forward speed during the next two days. In the full animated image, Hurricane Earl (07L) can be seen in the upper left corner.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/hr) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

Hazards affecting land are mainly rainfall: Fiona is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches, over portions of the northern Leeward Islands.

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