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August 15, 2009

Bill chasing Ana across the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bill 

Tropical Depression 3 has been upgraded to tropical storm status as its top winds passed 39 mph this afternoon. It is now Tropical Storm Bill, and it is following in the path of TS Ana as she begins to take aim on the Dutch Antilles.

Bill (photo) is a much better-looking storm than Ana, and is expected to become a hurricane by mid-week. Here is the latest advisory on Bill. Here is the forecast storm track. And here is the view from space.

Tropical Storm Watches have been issued for the islands of the Dutch Antilles, including  St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius as Ana drifts closer this weekend. Interests in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will also be paying attention to Ana.

For now, Ana's top sustained winds are still just 40 mph, a minimal tropical storm, but some strengthening is likely in the coming hours. Here is the latest advisory on Ana. Here is the forecast storm track. And here is the view from orbit.

Maryland weather? Hot, but dry and beautiful, with the high at BWI today reaching 86. The drier air could allow for some late Perseid meteor watching tonight.

It was 88 downtown and here on the WeatherDeck in Cockeysville. Hotter Sunday and near 90 right into the middle of the week.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 7:14 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Hurricanes


Watch out for hurricane KATE in the year 2009. Could be devastating.

I hope the storms don't hit FL.

Hopefully it gets downgraded before it hits the mainland.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff

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