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Tropical Storm Chantal Could Fall Apart Today

Tropical Storm Chantal Could Fall Apart Today

According to our weather partner, Storm Team 5, Chantal is still a Tropical Storm but it has become very disorganized and has possibly degenerated into a Tropical Wave.  

More information will be released today in the 11am update.

In the meantime, we remain in the forecast cone and Chantal (or whatever is  left of it) could move up into the Bahamas and Florida over the  weekend. 

Click here for the local forecast and the latest on Chantal.
 

Photo: NHC


From The National Hurricane Center:

AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL WAS
ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 70.8 WEST. CHANTAL IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 29 MPH...46 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED THROUGH
TONIGHT.  IF CHANTAL REMAINS A TROPICAL CYCLONE...A GRADUAL TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.  ON THE CURRENT
FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER WILL BE MOVING NEAR OR TO THE SOUTH OF
HISPANIOLA TODAY...AND OVER EASTERN CUBA ON THURSDAY. HOWEVER...IF
CHANTAL DEGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL WAVE...THE REMNANTS WILL MOVE
RAPIDLY WESTWARD.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. THESE WINDS ARE CONFINED TO AREAS OF HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS TO
THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.  AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE IS EN ROUTE TO
DETERMINE THE STATUS OF CHANTAL.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES...150 KM
TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.

 

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