Tropical storm tracker: Disturbance in Atlantic

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IF YOU THOUGHT WE ARE FINISHED WITH FOLLOWING THE TROPES THIS YEAR, YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS NEWS. SANIKA: KELLIANNE KLASS NOW CHECKING INVEST 99-L. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE OFFICIAL END OF THE HURRICANE SEASON DON’T MEAN WE WON’T SEE ANYTHING. LET’S GIVE THE PEOPLE EASY. IS THIS A DIRECT IMPACT FOR US? KELLIANNE: THERE IS NO DIRECT IMPACT ON FLORIDA. IT WILL GIVE UP THE ATLANTIC ATLANTIC RISES AND FINALLY DISCOVER COLDER WATERS. IT MAY ACQUIRE SOME TROPICAL OR EVEN SUBTROPIC PROPERTIES. BUT AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEASTLY TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC, IT WILL LOSE MANY OF THOSE CHARACTERISTICS AS IT PETS INTO COLDER WATERS. OF COURSE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN EVERY SIGEL DAY. THE LAST TIME WE HAD A DECEMBER STORM WAS IN 2013. NORMALLY THERE IS A STORM EVERY 15 YEARS. BUT IT’S JUST GOING TO SEE YOU HOW WE CAN SEE THINGS IN THE TROPICS, THE PAST OF THE HURRICANE SEASON. AGAIN THINK FULL, EXPECT NO IMPACT ON FLORIDA OR THE UNITED S

Opportunities for development increase for tropical disturbance

The National Hurricane Center tracks a tropical disturbance in the central Atlantic. As of Tuesday morning, the system has been given a 50% chance of development in the next five days and a 50% chance of development in the next two days. The system is located 800 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. system to acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics as it meanders generally to the northeast for the next several days. By Friday, the low temperature is expected to move over cooler waters and interact with a mid-latitude trough, limiting the potential of tropical transition beyond that time,” the NHC said. The last storm mentioned in December was in 2013 .The first recorded was in 1887, the year in which there were two December storms with a name.Weather radio for storm updates.Prepare to bring indoor furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind Understand hurricane forecast models and cones Prepare to seal all your home’s windows If shutters aren’t installed, use pre-cut plywood Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water, and medicine. liters of water per person per day Canned food and soup, such as beans and chilli Can opener for the cans without the easy to open and lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks worth of prescription medicationsBaby/Child supplies, such as formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS GIVENHeed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete the preparation activities. If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your home, in a closet or bathroom with no windows. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to help you to guide the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | Android Turn on emergency alerts: If you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll to the bottom right and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on ‘severe weather warnings’. Select the most severe, moderate, or all alerts from the menu. PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe place for them, can result in injury or death. Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they take pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they were able to accommodate your animal.

The National Hurricane Center tracks a tropical disturbance in the central Atlantic.

As of Tuesday morning, the system has been given a 50% chance of development in the next five days and a 50% chance of development in the next two days.

The system is located 800 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

“Environmental conditions appear conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics as it winds generally to the northeast over the next several days. By Friday, the low is expected to move over cooler waters and interact with a mid-latitude trough, increasing the potential of tropical transition beyond that time,” the NHC said.

The last storm mentioned in December was in 2013.

The first recorded was in 1887, the year in which there were two December storms.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring in outdoor furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows of your home. If shutters are not installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends getting these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: one liter of water per person per day
  • Canned foods and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription drugs
  • Infant/child supplies such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery powered weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN GIVEN

  • Listen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Full preparatory work.
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors away from windows.
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | Android

Turn on emergency alerts: If you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll right along the bottom and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on ‘severe weather warnings’. Select the most severe, moderate, or all alerts from the menu.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe place for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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