Tropics alive 

Posted: 11:23 am Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

After a quiet August tropical cyclone activity is picking up. September is the peak month of hurricane season.

This coming week (and the following week) we keep and eye on “Florence” and the Gulf of Mexico. Tracking THREE systems:

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Here are historic typical paths for September storms:

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Regardless of how strong “Gordon” gets it will bring a flooding threat. The public and even the news people focus WAY TOO MUCH on the ‘category 1-5’ and the ‘max wind speed’ of tropical cyclones. Biggest dangers is almost always water from rain, storm surge and waves!

5-DAY ACCUMULATED RAINFALL ESTIMATE:

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LIKELY TO BE TROPICAL STORM “GORDON”:

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FLORENCE is a distance question mark, it could curve north out to sea but still could edge west and impact land. Too soon to tell. We should have a better handle on ‘Flo’ by next weekend 9/8-9.

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