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Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 update

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Steven Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service out of Wilmington released an updated overview of the potential tropical cyclone nine today. He stated, “Some relatively small changes were made to the forecast with the latest NHC advisory including a slight shift in the track to the west. Regardless – greater than normal long range uncertainty exists given this system remains ill-defined and will likely experience land interactions as it moves toward the west-northwest.”
Some key point to consider include:
  • greater than normal forecast uncertainty remains, particularly in the long range time frame, given this system is in formative stages and potential land interactions exist
  • it remains too early to determine if the Carolinas will receive any impacts
  • people in the Carolinas should closely monitor the evolution of this tropical disturbance

The overview report is below:



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