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August 24, 2009

New tropical low could be near Hatteras Friday

stormy weather 

It's only a batch of rain and thunderstorms for now, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center give it a 30 to 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. And two forecast models predict the storm will be just off Cape Hatteras by Friday. 

The bad weather is now a few hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving west northwest at 20 to 25 mph. If it does manage to reach tropical storm strength, it would become Tropical Storm Danny.

Forecast models placing it near Hatteras by the end of the week indicate it would be moving toward the northeast by then, curving away from the Mid-Atlantic coast. But we could see some impact along the beaches like that we experienced with Hurricane Bill.

Speaking of Bill, the first and so far only hurricane of the season is no longer a hurricane. The storm is headed our across the Atlantic to make trouble for shipping and Scotland.

In the meantime, have you read about the 7-year-old killed when waves driven by the storm swept spectators from rocks along the Maine coast? Others were badly injured. This is why they issue storm warnings. These people should never have been that close to the water. A Florida man also died in storm-whipped surf.

Don't fool with these storms. They are killers.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 3:10 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Hurricanes


People are too relaxed when it comes to waves and being on rocks when their is a storm. There are frequent deaths. They are awful everytime, but people do not take heed of the warnings. Stay off rocks if you cannot swim and even if you can swim stay a long, long way back from where you think the biggest wave can go.

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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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