Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Chantal Forms in the Atlantic
WTNT63 KNHC 311213
TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032007
815 AM EDT TUE JUL 31 2007
SATELLITE IMAGES AND QUIKSCAT DATA INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE HAS BECOME A TROPICAL STORM WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS OF 40 MPH...65 KM/HR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. CHANTAL IS LOCATED ABOUT 330 MILES...530 KM...SOUTH OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA AND IS MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 23 MPH...37 KM/HR. CHANTAL IS NOT A THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES.
Elsewhere in the tropical atlantic :-
There is a low pressure area in the Atlantic near the windward islands that could also become a tropical depression in the next day or so. This area is moving to the west at 15 mph, and is showing signs of strengthening. We'll have to keep our eye on that one as well. If this were to become a tropical storm, it would be named Dean.