Lansing, MI 48910
Last Updated: 05/04/15 03:56:43 EDT
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Hurricane Summary POSTED: May 3, 2015 4:52 p.m. Watching the Southwest Atlantic for Pre-Season Development As we head into the first full week of May, there is the potential for some early tropical development off the coast of the Southeast United States. While the exact track and strength of the potential feature is not known at this time, residents from northern Florida to the Outer Banks of North Carolina should be on alert for a possible tropical impact. According to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, a system is forecast to brew east of Florida, near the Bahamas in a pool of unusually warm waters during Tuesday into Wednesday and then drift northward later in the week. "Since the system may spend several days over the sufficiently warm water, it could develop tropical characteristics," Kottlowski said. The system could meander toward the U.S. coast or drift out to sea at the end of the week and into the weekend. "Typically, these early season storms tend to wander close to the coast," Kottlowski said. According to Chris Landsea, Ph.D., science and operations officer of the National Hurricane Center (NHC), during the period from 1851 to 2014, there have been 20 tropical storms and four hurricanes during May. A hurricane has never made landfall in the U.S. during May.


 
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