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Tropical depression #8 forms east of the Bahamas

August 13, 2017 12:15 PM
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Tropical depression #8 forms east of the Bahamas

The fairly active tropical wave ('99-L') of the past 10 days or so has finally organized into tropical depression #8 & will soon be tropical storm "Gert". No change in the expected sharp turn to the north then northeast thanks to a weak but still significant upper level trough + surface cold front along the east coast of the U.S. This set-up will keep the tropical cyclone well to the east of Jacksonville/Fl. & the entire U.S. coastline + well to the west & north of Bermuda.

There will be a bit of an uptick in wave action & rip current risk early in the upcoming week from Florida to Chesapeake Bay.

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