T. D. Nine in The Atlantic to become Tropical Storm Isaac, while southeast U.S. Keeps a Watchful Eye

By Ryan Matthew Dernick

According to the National Hurricane Center Tropical Depression Nine formed earlier today in the Atlantic, it is currently about 700 miles east of the

The large and newly formed Tropical Depression Nine Spells immediate concern for the Caribbean and soon thereafter the Southeast United States by as early as Sunday evening. Models forecast the Depression to become Tropical Storm Isaac later today and a Hurricane in 48 hours.

Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions are favorable for intensification and the depression is forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday. Tropical storm warnings are in now effect for the Lesser Antilles and watches have been posted for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

NOAA forecasters earlier this month increased the number of storms forecast and say they expect a total of 12 to 17 tropical storms, with as many as five to eight hurricanes, for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season from June 1 to Nov. 30. Two to three of storms could become major hurricanes. It was only back in May when forecasters had initially only predicted nine to 15 tropical storms, with as many as four to eight hurricanes

So far this year there have been five tropical storms and three hurricanes with the most recent being Hurricane Gordon that just days ago passed through the Southern Azores. Since then it has become extra tropical as its remnants move ENE though Portugal.

With not one major hurricane to date yet for this Atlantic Hurricane Season

T.D. Nines Projected Path Shows that core of the storm will move westward through the Lesser Antilles while staying just South of Puerto Rico. As it continues to traverse west along the south coast of the Dominican Republic and Hati it will begin to feel the tug northward by the Deepening Trough across the Eastern United States. In response to that strengthening trough the High Pressure Ridge over Florida and Bahamas will weaken turning then Hurricane Isaac Northwest through Central Cuba.

this storm may change that.

South Florida residents and visitors in particular need to remain vigilant on updates According to The National Weather Service forecast Office in Miami, Florida. Weather Models are continuing to indicate it is becoming more likely that South Florida may be directly impacted late this weekend into early next week by this developing tropical cyclone.

Make sure to monitor the latest tropical weather forecasts or news and be prepared before the storm is at your door. Have a Hurricane Preparedness plan in place for you and your family. The up two week supply of essentials are Canned Foods, Bottled Water, Weather Radio, Batteries, First Aid Kit, Multivitamins, Sunscreen,Extra Cash from ATM’s, Bug Repellant, Flashlights, Other non-perishable food items, extra gas for generators or vehicles as gas stations will not work after a storm passes due to power outages.

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  1. Where do the names come from and is there any with the names Carrie or Juan , Tayah , Brittany , Celma !! Lol can you keep me informed of the tropical storms or hurricanes!!

    • Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists made by the National Hurricane Center.

      According to the National Hurricane Center, the use of short, distinctive names in both written and spoken communication is quicker and less subject to error than the older latitude-longitude identification methods.

      The original lists were composed entirely of female names. In 1979, male names were introduced and now alternate with female names alphabetically.

      The six lists of names are used in rotation, so the list used in 2008 will again be used in 2014. The lists are maintained and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.

      The only situation in which the list is changed is if a storm is so costly or deadly that using that name for a future storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity. In such a case, the WMO committee will strike the name from their lists at their annual meeting and replace it with another name.

      2005, in particular, was a rough year for tropical storms, with five names being retired, including Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma.

      Since 1953, 67 names have been stricken from the lists. Several names have also been changed since the lists were made. For example, in 2004, Gaston replaced Georges and Matthew replaced Mitch.

      The lists contain 21 names each year. Should more than 21 tropical storms occur in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, etc. 2005 marked the first time in over 60 years of regularly-named Atlantic storms that all 21 regular names were used and the Greek system had to be employed. Tropical Storm Zeta was sixth Greek-named storm of the year and brought 2005’s final tally to a record 27 tropical storms.

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