National Hurricane Center: Two Tropical Cyclones May Form Over Atlantic

Vincent Carr
July 17, 2017

The associated thunderstorm activity does show some signs organization, but still lacks a defined center.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Invest 95L has a 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone by Friday.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said this morning that it has a 50 percent chance of developing in the next two days.

A U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon.

After the system passes through the islands overnight Tuesday or Wednesday, conditions in the eastern Caribbean Sea are less favorable for development, Brown said.

Hurricane Fernanda Update: July 16, 2017

After that, less favourable upper-level winds are expected to hinder additional development.

The U.S National Hurricane Center reported that Fernanda's maximum sustained winds were at 140 miles per hour (230 kph), making it a powerful, Category 4 hurricane.

It could be something for Hawaii to watch late this week, as it is expected to continue to track in the general direction of the islands.

This area is about 2,400 miles from Myrtle Beach and poses no threat to land at this time.

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