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1st ever Tropical Storm Watch Warning Issued When No System Has Yet To Form


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New this year the NHC will issue watches and Warnings even before a system has yet formed. Parts of the Caribbean Islands are currently under a Tropical Storm Warning even though not even a Depression has been classified

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BULLETIN
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two Advisory Number 1
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022017
500 PM AST Sun Jun 18 2017

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD
ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...7.5N 50.4W
ABOUT 815 MI...1310 KM ESE OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for
Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Barbados
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

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More new stuff by the NHC

Most likely time of Tropical storm force winds
http://www.nhc.noaa....ltoa34#contents

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Sounds like something to create hype and worry over nothing. Why the urge to issue watches ahead of something developing? Lets face it, they struggle with day to day forecasting....

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Cindy, the named storm in the Gulf, is a good example of a storm that is named but really shouldn't be. This is a subtropical storm. The main reason why is the convection is far removed from the center of circulation.
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View Postweatherbowl, on 21 June 2017 - 06:20 AM, said:

Cindy, the named storm in the Gulf, is a good example of a storm that is named but really shouldn't be. This is a subtropical storm. The main reason why is the convection is far removed from the center of circulation.

Like I said, more hype and news to cause concern, worry, action, etc. for a rainstorm. Naming everyday storms will just make average people listen less when a true storm is on the way. Its the sheep crying wolf over and over, eventually you stop responding.

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View Postcarribeanpirate, on 21 June 2017 - 09:17 AM, said:



Like I said, more hype and news to cause concern, worry, action, etc. for a rainstorm. Naming everyday storms will just make average people listen less when a true storm is on the way. Its the sheep crying wolf over and over, eventually you stop responding.

Oh yeah, no need to alert the public about a system that has 50mph winds, and rainfall possible over a foot and life threatening flash floods!

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More hype. Hype drives ratings.
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View Postcarribeanpirate, on 21 June 2017 - 09:17 AM, said:

Like I said, more hype and news to cause concern, worry, action, etc. for a rainstorm. Naming everyday storms will just make average people listen less when a true storm is on the way. Its the sheep crying wolf over and over, eventually you stop responding.

View PostBlizzard78, on 21 June 2017 - 11:31 AM, said:

Oh yeah, no need to alert the public about a system that has 50mph winds, and rainfall possible over a foot and life threatening flash floods!

You misunderstand....watches and warnings are fine when there is actually a storm. If the norm becomes naming systems before they form and more often than not they do not pan out, people will become apathetic, leading to ignorance of warnings when they truly matter.

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View Postcarribeanpirate, on 21 June 2017 - 02:17 PM, said:




You misunderstand....watches and warnings are fine when there is actually a storm. If the norm becomes naming systems before they form and more often than not they do not pan out, people will become apathetic, leading to ignorance of warnings when they truly matter.

Yes, I did misunderstand. Sorry about that. As for what you just said I agree. But I also think no matter how watches and warnings are issued people will be ignorant to them until they get hit, then after 2 or 3 years they will be ignorant again.





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