Weather Headlines – Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tropical storm Dorian track
July 25th, 2013
07:11 AM ET

Weather Headlines – Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tropical Storm Dorian Stats

  • 60 mph winds, stronger than last night, but no major strengthening in the near term
  • Moving WNW at 17 mph, shifting to direct W in the next few days
  • It’s early for a storm to form so close to Africa, but not unheard of

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Dorian strength

  • System is moving toward warmer water, which can help increase winds and intensity
  • Drier air and some wind shear ahead, which would decrease the intensity
  • There is high uncertainty about what kind of environment the system will face, so forecast is not definite
  • The small size of the storm can mean quick intensifying or fast weakening

Dorian path

  • High pressure over the Atlantic is keeping Dorian on its westerly path
  • A weakness in this high pressure could steer Dorian more west north west
  • US impacts are not easy to judge yet, because the system is so far out at sea

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Central storms

Large hail and damaging wind possible across the central US

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