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August 09, 2005

Tuesday night tropical update

The latest round of advisories from NHC indicates that the tropical depression has strengthened into Tropical Storm Fernanda. This strengthening is clearly evident in the IR satellite imagery. Fernanda should reach hurricane strength in a few days. Sea surface temperatures are warm and shear remains low.

Tropical Depression Irene seemed to be getting her act together earlier today but has since weakened. NHC is continuing to strengthen her long term but I remain doubtful. There is a lot of shear currently in the system and dry air abounds.
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