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North American Hurricane Season Upon Us

Just thought I'd start a thread where folks could post a "heads-up" about potential tropical weather that could affect areas in North America.

I noticed this evening that an area of low pressure along the east coast of Florida has been upgraded to "medium probability" of developing into a tropical depression:

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This system seems to be getting better organized:

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Whoops, I see that those links above no longer link to the system they were originally tracking. Here's the latest update:

Tropical Depression THREE
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Yep, now it's Tropical Storm Cristobel.
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Imagine that I am planning on sailing up to Jacksonville from the keys Labor day weekend.
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Take a look right below Cuba. This guy looks very intersting indeed...

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And I was planning on going down to the Chessie to do some work on a friends boat near the South River and do an overnight next weekend. Not sure if Cristobel will cause a change in plans causing me to stay on LI and look after my own 2 sailboats in the water. So far 2 active tropical or extra-tropical storms in the Atlantic right now. 'Tis the season.
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