Residents of Connecticut (Hey, that’s us!) have every right to be sensitive to weather systems like Tropical Storm Alberto. We know tropical storms can raise hell! Any romance in tropical weather is gone for us.
Breath easy. The trends I wrote about early this morning continue. The Hurricane Center continues to admit Tropical Storm Alberto is weaker than their official pronouncement.
From NHC: OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE INTENSITY ESTIMATES ARE ALL SUGGESTING AN INTENSITY AROUND 35 KT…BUT THE ADVISORY INTENSITY IS ONLY BEING LOWERED TO 40 KT FOR NOW.
That’s not unusual. There really isn’t a single wind speed that can be used to accurately identify a system.
More important, Alberto will be a victim of his own premature birth.
From NHC:ALBERTO APPEARS TO HAVE AT LEAST THREE STRIKES AGAINST ANY RE-INTENSIFICATION. FIRST…DEWPOINTS OVER SOUTHEASTERN U.S. ARE ROUGHLY 50 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT…AND THE CYCLONE IS LIKELY INGESTING SOME OF THIS DRY AIR. SECOND…THE CENTER IS MOVING WEST OF THE GULF STREAM OVER COOLER SHELF WATERS NEAR THE SOUTH CAROLINA/GEORGIA COAST. AND THIRD…UPPER-LEVEL WESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE OVER THE SYSTEM DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
Anyone getting breathless about Alberto is engaging in hype. ‘Nuff said.