Saturday, May 19, 2012

Calm Sunday, interesting Tropics

 Calm Sunday, interesting Tropics

11:00 AM EDT 5/20/12 (Forecaster Nikki & The Tropical Team) Tropical Storm Alberto has weakened a little and the Air Force Reconnaissance will be further investigating it this afternoon. 
  • As of 11AM, Alberto is about 90 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina and 90 miles East-Southeast of Savannah, Georgia. 
  • Winds have decreased down to 45 mph with a minimum central pressure of 1000mb. Alberto continues to move West-Southwest around 6mph, expecting to slow down and have little movement through Monday. 
Additional details on our team analysis for this storm can be found in the Tropical Zone on Facebook. Meteorologist and Advisor Mike Mogil in Naples, FL has an interesting twist on the scientific data about Alberto in his morning post on

Start your engines?

8:00 PM EDT 5/19/12 (Forecaster Nikki & The Tropical Team) While many along the East coast are reveling in the nice weather, enjoying high school proms or Preakness dinner parties, the tropics have sparked a little pre-season surprise. While you were out, Tropical Storm Alberto decided to stop over early. 

  • As of 6:50 PM, the National Hurricane Center updated Tropical Storm Alberto's status, with maximum sustained winds of 60mph and a minimum central pressure of 995mb. The storm is moving Southwest at 3 mph. radar of the Southeast showing Alberto's circulation

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? While Alberto is a stronger cyclone than originally estimated, as of now, little change in strength is expected over the next few days. 

Be sure to stay tuned for an updated forecast on Alberto later this evening.

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