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Sep. 11, 2018 - Florence, Helene, Isaac and two areas of interest

The Atlantic Basin is ACTIVE. This morning, we are taking a peek at a number of storms including Florence which is an imminent threat to the Eastern US Seaboard.

As you can see in the overview of the Atlantic, we have multiple issues, including a new threat to the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Historically, storms forming off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula are difficult to forecast due to their rapid development and short creation-to-landfall timeline.

Currently forecast to make landfall as a category 4 storm, Florence has the potential to be a killer and a considerable destructive force to the Eastern Seaboard.

Isaac will be a threat to the Gulf of Mexico late next week if it can hold itself together.  Only time will tell.  Watching Isaac traverse the Caribbean Sea is a must.

Helene will be a fish storm, that is, the only threat it will pose are to objects at sea.

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2017 Oct. 8, Nate in Mississippi

It seems Nate is hitting the Mississippi Gulf Coast with significant flooding.

The following is from the 4 am Discussion from the National Hurricane Center.

KEY MESSAGES:

1. Nate is producing life-threatening storm surge flooding in areas
of onshore flow and a storm surge warning remains in effect from
Pointe a la Hache to the Okaloosa/Walton county line in Florida.
Maximum flooding of 5 to 8 feet above ground level is expected
along the Mississippi coast within the next several hours.

2. Nate's fast forward speed over land will bring tropical storm
conditions well inland across portions of the southeastern U.S.

3. Nate will bring heavy rainfall of 3 to 6 inches with isolated
totals of 10 inches east of the Mississippi River from the central
Gulf Coast into the Deep South, eastern Tennessee Valley, and
southern Appalachians through Monday, resulting in the potential for
flash flooding in these areas.

4. Moisture from Nate interacting with a frontal zone will also
bring 2 to 5 inches of rain with isolated totals of 7 inches across
the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians Sunday and Monday, which
will increase the risk for flash flooding across these locations.

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