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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Tropics Watch Sep 01

The Hydrometeorological Prediction Center released its last advisory on Katrina last night, stating that her remnants had been absorbed into a frontal boundary in southeastern Canada.

In the mid-Atlantic, Tropical Depression Lee is spinning, but is not a threat to land and is barely an annoyance to ships. The streak of earliest named storms came to an end as it formed one day later than the earliest twelfth named storm on record (Hurricane Luis of 1995).

Tropical Depression Fourteen has formed about 1000 miles west of the Leeward Islands. Given how north it is relative to its longitude (18.8 North at 45.5 West), it is very unlikely to be a threat to the U.S. National Hurricane Center advisory packages will commence at 11 AM EDT.

Much further south and east, a low near the Intertropical Convergence Zone has the potential to become a Tropical Depression during the next couple of days. While it is often difficult for such low-running storms to develop, this will have to be watched carefully since Ivan of last year was such a storm.

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