Tropical storm Emily forms far out in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical activity in the Atlantic
Tropical activity in the Atlantic(wala)
Published: Aug. 20, 2023 at 10:11 AM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The tropics are heating up in the Atlantic Basin this hurricane season. As of 11 AM AST, Tropical Storm Emily has formed deep in the Atlantic ocean, about 1000 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Predicted path of TS Emily
Predicted path of TS Emily(wala)

Satellite observations at 11 a.m. AST indicated that a closed circulation had developed, and winds were strong enough to designate the disturbance as a tropical storm. Emily has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and a central pressure of 1001 mb. The storm’s center is partially exposed, as wind shear and dry air are interacting with the thunderstorms near the center. The storm is moving west-northwest at 10 mph and is expected to weaken in the next few days as it interacts with even more dry air and wind shear. The forecast track has the storm turning north and moving into the open waters of the Atlantic.

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