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August 30, 2010

New Tropical Storm Fiona enters, stage right

With all eyes on (now 135-mph) Cat. 4 Hurricane Earl, it was easy to miss the arrival of a new tropical storm on the Atlantic stage today. Tropical Storm Fiona made the grade this afternoon, becoming the sixth Fionanamed storm of the season. It's the gray smudge at the center of this satellite image. (That's Earl at upper left.)

Fiona is following in Earl's tracks. Its center was located about 900 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving to the west at a brisk 24 mph. It could reach the Northern Leewards by Wednesday. The storm's top sustained winds were estimated at 40 mph. Some strengthening was forecast.

Here is the latest advisory on Fiona. Here is the forecast storm track. And here is the view from orbit.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 5:21 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Hurricanes
        

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I can't help it, especially after last week's Lyle Lovett concert.

She's a one-eyed Fiona.

watch out for fiona. just keep an eye

Must be very scary to know a hurricane is on the way to you, luckily it hasnt happened to me

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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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