Tropical Update 2011: TS Cindy Forms, Hurricane Dora Now A CAT IV And TS Bret Weakens

By: hurricaneben , 1:08 AM GMT on July 21, 2011

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The tropics are now getting even more active as we have Tropical Storm Cindy in the Open Atlantic which is forecast to stay out to sea, Hurricane Dora which is rapidly intensifying and is now a powerful category four and finally we have a fading Tropical Storm Bret.
Let's start with Hurricane Dora which is now a category four a couple of hundred miles off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The large and powerful hurricane was only a category one this morning and now just 12-18 hours later it's a strengthening category four. Further rapid intensification is expected and I believe we might see this attain category five strength by tomorrow morning at this rate before weakening over colder SSTs tomorrow afternoon or evening. Thankfully impacts along the Pacific Coast of Mexico shouldn't be severe but windy conditions gusting up to tropical-storm force, rough surf and locally heavy thundershowers is still expected tonight and tomorrow in the region therefore a tropical storm watch is in effect. Now let's get to Tropical Storm Cindy packing winds of 40 MPH which has just formed a few hours ago and should slightly intensify further before hitting colder SSTs and at this time a weak to moderate TS will most likely be its peak. This system is not a threat to any land masses. Finally Tropical Storm Bret is weakening as it packs winds of 45 MPH and barrels between the US East Coast and Bermuda. No noteable impacts should be felt on either land masses because of its tiny size so it's no longer a threat.

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2:33 AM GMT on July 21, 2011
Thanks again Ben, you are really up-dating your blog frequently now--thanks LT.
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