Newsplex - Blogs - Weather

Double Trouble

Two hurricanes spin in the Atlantic Ocean, while a disturbance gets better organized in the Caribbean Sea.

We're in the heart of hurricane season and actively tracking two hurricanes this afternoon. First and foremost, Hurricane Igor remains a powerful Category 4 storm, with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour. A gradual weakening trend will continue to take place as we go through time, but this will still remain a dangerous storm. Large swells will start to impact the east coast by the weekend and there will be an enhanced rip current threat as well. The latest computer models keep Hurricane Igor well out to sea, but Bermuda may receive a glancing blow or worse as this storm comes too close for comfort for the small island. Hurricane Igor has also been a very large storm and has spanned more than 1000 miles across, at times.

To the east of Igor, we now have Hurricane Julia. This hurricane is not nearly as intense, but is slowly gaining strength. This hurricane will only be a threat to the shipping lanes in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean as it begins to feel the influence of high pressure to the north. This will gradually tug Julia into the central Atlantic where it will gradually being to weaken. Again, no threat to any land areas with Hurricane Julia.

Finally, I'm watching an area of showers and storms in the western Caribbean Sea that could turn into our next tropical depression, possibly late on Tuesday. If it organizes and becomes a tropical storm, it would get the name Karl. There's certainly plenty to keep an eye on, but for now, none of these tropical entities pose a threat to the United States.

Have any questions about what's going on in the tropics, or any tropical questions in general? Post them to this blog and I'll respond and you may even see your question featured on CBS19!

Brantley

Read More Blogs

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability