NHC May 21

HURRICANE CENTER: Two Systems Being Watched, Season Still Days Away

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Early morning Friday, May 21st update from the National Hurricane Center.

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Get ready for what is shaping up to be a busy 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. There are two systems already being watched by the National Hurricane Center.

While the odds remain low that either of the “Xs” on the map, above, will have any significant impact on our weather, they are both a solid reminder that this is the time to prepare for hurricane season. Craft a plan, stockpile water, figure out where you would go if an evacuation is ordered.

Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st.

Here is the early morning update from the National Hurricane Center:

A non-tropical low pressure area located about 500 miles east- 
northeast of Bermuda is producing winds to storm force and 
disorganized showers and thunderstorms.  The low is expected to move 
west-southwestward over warmer waters during the next day or so, and 
it will likely become a subtropical cyclone later today or on 
Saturday near or to the northeast of Bermuda.  Thereafter, the low 
is forecast to move northeastward into a more hostile environment by 
Saturday night or Sunday.  Additional information on this low 
pressure area can be found in High Seas forecasts issued by the NOAA 
Ocean Prediction Center and forecast products, including a tropical 
storm watch, issued by the Bermuda Weather Service.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

A surface trough and a mid- to upper-level disturbance over the 
western Gulf of Mexico are producing disorganized showers and 
thunderstorms.  Environmental conditions are expected to be 
marginally conducive for development before the disturbance moves 
inland over the northwestern Gulf coast tonight. Regardless of 
development, the system could produce heavy rainfall over portions 
of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana during the next few 
days.  Additional information on the rainfall and flooding potential 
can be found in products issued by your local National Weather 
Service Forecast Office. 
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
Is the National Hurricane Center watching storms in May?

Yes, the National Hurricane Center is already monitoring two systems as of May 21st. The Atlantic Hurricane Season doesn’t officially begin until June 1st. Follow the latest on BocaNewsNow.com. NHC May 21

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