Colleagues, Thank you all for your kind words and support!! Debby is on life support. FORECAST: Tropical Depression Debby is now leaving just south of Jacksonville and is move eastward at 10 mph with maximum winds just over 30 mph. Debby will continue to weaken and rainfall will greatly diminish over land. Only a few small bands left so we can begin to dry out and assess damage. Debby will move to ENE for awhile and I think move up the trough that adopted her and become extratropical in a few days. Some models suggest strengthening, but I think not possibly to hurricane strength, and I think more likely not much strengthening but becoming extratropical in the days ahead. No longer a threat to land and some caution on the seas, but not unusual.
DISCUSSION: Open water is better than land if you are a hurricane, but after a nice shot of Gulf Stream waters, farewell. Debby will stay well off the coast and pass north of Bermuda.
NEXT FORECAST: Tomorrow, Thursday
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