Hurricane KATIA, Tropical Storms Maria and Nate 9/10/2011 4:00 am

Colleagues, Forecasts holding so far. FORECAST: HURRICANE KATIA i is about 150 miles off the Northern coast of Maine coast with winds of 80 mph moving NE at 45 mph. No threat to any land. No need after to today to report it journey to Europe.

Tropical Storm Maria has winds of 45 mph and is gradually strengthening. Movement is 12 mph to the NW and very gradually turning North. FLORIDA will NOT be hit. No where in the USA or Bermuda be hit. Hurricane Maria will follow the path of KATIA for the next 7 days .

Tropical Storm NATE will make landfall 75 miles south Brownsville, TX late Sunday. No rain for Texas :(

DISCUSSION: Marina is really struggling now, barely a Tropical Storm. It could dissipate, or gain strength. I feel confident on the track of whatever it becomes, the real question for the next few days is when and if it will be come stronger ( or continue to weaken). I suspect it will have a day or longer of weakening, probably loosing its tropical storm status, and then strengthening, to approach or become a minimal hurricane but not touch land in the US.

NEXT FORECAST: Tomorrow morning , Sunday

Peter Ray

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