Atlantic Tropical Update – Sunday Evening 9/2/18 – 600 PM EDT/2200 UTC

Hello to all…

The Atlantic Tropics have become more active. We continue to monitor Tropical Storm Florence. Florence is still expected to be out over the open waters over the next several days and only a threat to shipping interests.

Of more immediate concern is newly classified Potential Tropical Cyclone-7. This system is expected to become a tropical depression on Monday and potentially become Tropical Storm Gordon. This system has already prompted Tropical Storm Watches to be posted from the Alabama-Florida border to east of Morgan City Louisiana including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Murepas. Where this system has just been classified as a potential tropical cyclone and advisories just being issued, we’ll need to monitor the system progress closely as conditions look reasonably favorable for development. While the initial intensify forecast keeps the system at tropical storm strength, we’ll need to monitor to see if the system intensifies further than the current intensity forecast.

Advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 and Tropical Storm Florence can be seen on the web site under Atlantic Tropical Products on the menu bar, via the voipwxnet Facebook and Twitter feeds and via the National Hurricane Center web site:

Elsewhere in the tropics, another tropical wave will emerge off the western Africa coast and will have the potential for gradual development. The VoIP Hurricane Net Management Team will closely monitor the Atlantic Tropics. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net