Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Watching the Tropics Close to Home

From the NHC this morning...

Satellite and radar information continue to indicate that a small low pressure system could be forming about 140 miles south- southwest of Cape Lookout North Carolina. This system has become better organized today... And potential remains for it to develop into a tropical depression or a tropical storm at any time as the system moves north to north-northeastward at about 20 mph. An Air Force reserve reconnaissance aircraft is on the way to investigate the system later this morning and afternoon to determine if a closed circulation exists at the surface. Residents along the North Carolina and Virginia coasts should closely monitor the progress of this system today as tropical storm warnings could be required. Even if this system does not form into a tropical cyclone, showers and thunderstorms producing locally heavy rainfall and Strong gusty winds will gradually spread onshore the North Carolina and Virginia coasts today and tonight.

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