Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

Tropical Storm Gabrielle: Atlantic hurricane season hots up, FIVE storms churn toward land | World | News


Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, and will end on November 30, and has seen three hurricanes, seven total storms and eight depressions since it began. Now five weather systems are churning through the Atlantic, with some wreaking havoc on land. Two are tropical disturbances, with the chance of cyclone formation within the next few days.

Two others are tropical storms, and the third is major hurricane Dorian, which has battered the Bahamas before now tracking to the southeastern US coast.

Hurricane Dorian is a category two hurricane with wind speeds of 105mph and is moving parallel to the northeastern coast of Florida.

Rain bands are bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to the southeastern US coast – as winds of 43 mph with a gust to 55 mph were recently recorded in Jacksonville, Florida.

Two tropical disturbances are also tracking through the Atlantic with Disturbance One reported as having a 50 percent chance of cyclone formation within 48 hours and Disturbance Two having a 60 percent chance of formation within six days.

Read More: Hurricane Dorian path: Latest NOAA maps, forecast, spaghetti models

Here are the latest updates on the two tropical storms raging through the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle

One tropical storm is Gabrielle, which is continuing to strengthen in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Currently, Gabrielle has maximum sustained wind speeds of 50mph with higher gusts.

It was located around 715 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, and around 1275 miles south-southwest of the Azores.

There are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect, and Gabrielle is morning to the northwest close to 9mph.

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Tropical Storm Ferdinand

Tropical storm Ferdinand has now made landfall along the coast of northeastern Mexico and has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.

According to NOAA, a tropical storm warning is in place for Puerto Altamira to the mouth of the Rio Grande River.

Tamaulipas and Central/Southern Nuevo Leon are expected to see six to 12 inches of rain with isolated areas receiving 18 inches, highest along the immediate Gulf Coast and in the Sierra Madre Oriental.

This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Read More: Hurricane Dorian NOAA 8am update: Eye of Dorian pummels the Bahamas

Northern Nuevo Leon and Southern Coahuila will see three to six inches of rain, and South Texas and the Lower Texas Coast two to four inches with isolated six inches.

Tropical storm conditions will continue within portions of the warning area through this afternoon.

Squalls with gusts to tropical storm force are likely north of the warning area along portions of the lower Texas coast

Tornadoes are also possible across far South Texas through this evening.



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