Monday, August 25, 2014

National Hurricane Center Tropical Storm Cristobal Projected Path

BREAKING UPDATE:   3 New Tropical Cyclones May Form

NOAA GOES satellite image Tropical Storm Cristobal

MIAMI, Florida -- As of 5 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, August 25, 2014, the National National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory due to the presence of Tropical Storm Cristobal and another area of disturbance that could form into a tropical cyclone in the Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Cristobal 5 A.M. Projected Path Update
Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 100 miles east of the central Bahamas and is moving north at 3 mph with sustained winds of 50 mph and higher gusts.

Tropical Storm Cristobal is forecast to slowly pass east of the central Bahamas on Monday, far east of the Florida and Georgia coasts on Tuesday, and far southeast of the Carolinas on Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Warnings

The Government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for:

The central Bahamas, including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador.

The other area of disturbance is a tropical wave located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands that is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.  Conditions do not appear to be favorable for development during the next few days, but could become more conducive by the end of the week while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at about 15 mph.  

This system has a low chance (20%) of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next five days.  If this tropical wave develops into a tropical storm or hurricane, the next name for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season is Dolly.