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The tropics go quiet

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:20 PM GMT on June 15, 2006

Alberto has transitioned to a powerful extratropical storm over the Canadian Maritime provinces today, and no new threat areas have emerged over the Atlantic that look likely to become our next tropical storm--Beryl. Wind shear increased over the Caribbean last night, tearing apart two tropical waves that were producing some strong thunderstorms. The thunderstorm activity in the ITCZ off the coast of Africa remains disorganized. All of the global forecast models have backed off on forecasting tropical storm development in the next five days, although the GFS model is still predicting one or two tropical storms might form between Africa and the Lesser Antilles Islands the last week of June. It looks like we're in for a quiet period for at least the next three days. This is good news for the 300 boats sailing from Newport, RI to Bermuda on Friday as part of the Newport Bermuda Race. Alberto cleared out just in time!

Jeff Masters

Water Spout (RonnieBoone)
Water spout over Bogue Sound spawned by the remnants of Alberto
Water Spout
Storm Surge (TheCrow)
This photo was taken at low tide. I went back around high tide and could not get anywhere close to get another photo. Based on the water level at the highway i would say the water ended up around 3 feet higher than shown in this picture.
Storm Surge

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353. Cancunguy
7:05 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Yes, but SWFL at 4:46 had NOT ONE SINGLE SPELLING MISTAKE!!!

Still, he got a "blanket fine" of $1,000!!! Is that fair?
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352. gulfport
6:44 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
SWFL at 4:46,
You write just like my Art Appreciation students!
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349. franck
6:10 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Anybody see anything curious about the convection sitting over the delta? Appears to be wet there in spite of high pressure. Shear is going to relax very soon. Could it drift back over water?
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348. louastu
5:50 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
The humidity should reduce the fire danger even further.
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347. IKE
5:45 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
edit to say...*certainly*
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346. IKE
5:44 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
There may not be any tropical systems floating around, but Alberto left it's mark on the Florida panhandle in the form of....heat, humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms.

Like a sponge bath out there. Thanks for the rain though. We cetainly need it.
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344. Cancunguy
5:34 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
I'm having a hard time setting my timezone. I keep selecting CST, but the page keeps on displaying GMT. Is it just me or is anyone else having this problem?
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343. franck
5:32 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
SWFL..that's a hoot!!
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342. quakeman55
5:30 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
The small wave right at the crosshairs of 10N 35W looks kinda interesting and seems to be holding its own for now. That might have a sliver of a chance if it keeps up.
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341. palmettobug53
5:12 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Aaaahhhh, okaaaaay!
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339. palmettobug53
5:07 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Where the daylights is daylight savings time for the Eastern Seaboard in the time zone list?
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337. palmettobug53
5:03 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Dear Lord in Heaven! Not Code's keyboard! (Hic!)
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336. Alec
5:01 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
weather in a nutshell: hot, hazy, humid......oh and no tropical formation until further notice!
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335. SWFLsurvivor
4:58 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
LOL! And, now, back to the weather .....

(whoosh - back to work, have a great afternoon!)
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334. Alec
4:55 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
SWFL, we need code's keyboard!!!LOL
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333. cajunkid
4:53 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
more rain please!!!!
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332. SWFLsurvivor
4:53 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Alec, your check is in the mail, k?

I'm a good speller, just a bad typist. My brain goes faster than my fingers ....

LOL!!
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331. Alec
4:50 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
SWFL- Blanket fine- $1000

By the way, I'm probably the worst speller on here...If you catch me, then I pay you $5!LOL
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330. KShurricane
4:50 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Cajun, yes for a couple of hours this morning. Does anyone know what happened?
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329. JugheadFL
4:49 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
yup, I did
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328. louastu
4:49 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
lol
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327. cajunkid
4:48 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Did any of have trouble opening this site earlier?
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326. SWFLsurvivor
4:46 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Alec --- just for you:

Spellchecker Accuracy:

They're know miss steaks in this newsletter cause we used special soft wear witch checks yore spelling. It is mower or lass a weigh too verify. How ever is can knot correct arrows inn punctuation ore usage:an it will not fined words witch are miss used butt spelled rite. Four example; a paragraph could have mini flaws but wood bee past by the spell checker. And it wont catch the sentence fragment which you. Their fore, the massage is that proofreading is knot eliminated, it is still berry muck reek wired.


LOL!!
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325. Alec
4:45 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
spreadsheet*
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324. Alec
4:44 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Oh louastu.....I'm adding it up on my speadsheet! I tell them sporadically(just wait till the end of the month, I tell them the bill all at once) Hey since we're doing contests we can have one for the blogger that misspells the least!
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321. louastu
4:41 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
It appears as though Alec is not doing his job.

Posted By: JFLORIDA at 4:31 PM GMT on June 16, 2006.
The low in the gulf seems to be hugging the coast so I think we ll have to wait tile it gets to around 95 w 20 n to see if anything will happen. Other than that, the Caribbean is dry.

we'll* till*
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320. Alec
4:39 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
humor and laughter is the best medicine!
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319. weatherbrat
4:37 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Just logged on....you guys are funny today!! I had to get up an hour earlier for a meeting today and I was afraid to log on due to yesterday's arguements and cursing. I could not have delt with that today. Thanks for being silly and upbeat today!!!!!

Come on "little" TS Beryl.....we need the rain!!!!
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317. Alec
4:12 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Cancun, nope....I already have the undercover diction police in full force...LOL
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316. Cancunguy
4:10 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
Alec,

Will you be looking only at spelling or is correct grammar also a prerequisite? You missed several commas in your post!!! LOL
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314. Alec
4:09 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
That meteorologist is already emptying out his piggy bank....he's busted!LOL
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312. Alec
4:05 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
technically* ha!..$5..now I can buy an updated dictionary!lol
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311. oriondarkwood
4:03 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
OneDay,

You got number 2 mostly right, FYI the year was November 1936.

Funny thing is techinally they are not supposed to be used for identification purposes.

Good Job, I give a a Cyber-Salute
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310. Alec
4:01 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
I'm going to make spelling a prerequisite for every MET major and everytime you misspell a word you will write it out on paper 5000 times(correctly), and recite the alphabet backwards 4 times in a row! But if I misspell then I have to stick my head in an ammonia jar for 24 hours...LOL
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307. Alec
3:54 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
1. a meteorologist that can't spell! LOL j/k
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306. JugheadFL
3:52 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
1. a broadcasting meteorologist
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305. OneDay
3:44 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
1. a dentist
2. Social Security - mid to late 1930s I think
3. aside from the obvious, falling into the eye of a cat 5 would be cool.
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304. weatherwannabe
3:40 PM GMT on June 16, 2006
oriondarkwood:

1. a weatherman
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