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August 13, 2005

Irene curving out the sea, TD Ten forms in her tracks

As expected last night, Irene has sucked in plenty of dry air which has contained the system. Irene remains a strong tropical storm but is being deflected harmlessly out to sea but a cold front. The central pressure is up to 999 mb and winds seems unusually strong for such a high pressure at 70 mph. So much for the beneficials rains in the East!
However, another tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic which looks to follow behind Irene. For a short time conditions are favorable for TD Ten to strengthen into Tropical Storm Jose, but this window looks very limited. After that the storm should act much like Irene and try to maintain intensity.
Tracking God's Fury:
ATLANTIC
Tropical Storm Maria
Tropical Storm Nate
Hurricane Ophelia
EASTERN PACIFIC
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