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FIRST TROPICAL STORM FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC

FIRST TROPICAL STORM FORMED IN THE ATLANTIC

May 19, 2012636Views

May
19th, 2012

– The first Atlantic Tropical Storm for 2012 has formed.

TS
Alberto is located about 120 miles Southeast of South Carolina. Alberto has
begun to acquire more tropical characteristics as showers and thunderstorms
have increased near the circulation center and will continue to move slowly
Southward or Westward over the next day or so. This system has a 50 percent of becoming
a hurricane during the next 48 hours.

Meanwhile,
in our region, a broad area of high pressure will dominate the conditions over
the central and western Atlantic through to the middle of next week. It will
support a relatively stable atmosphere across the northeast Caribbean. A fresh
to moderate trade wind will transport a few shallow showers over the region.

Tonight:
A few cloudy spells with scattered showers.

Tomorrow:
Partly cloudy with isolated brief showers.

Winds: East
Southeast 10 – 14 Kts tonight, increasing to 12 – 17 Kts tomorrow. Reaching 16
-24 Kts over coastal waters..

Seas: Moderate
Swells 5 – 6 FT or 1.5 – 1.8 M.

The DDM will continue to monitor the weather conditions and
advise the public accordingly. Visit the DDM’s website at www.bviddm.com and
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