[hurricane-forecast] Tropical Storm Gabrielle 9/5/2013 5am

Friends, We're back and about a week away from the historical peak of the hurricane season. Certainly in like a lamb the first half. FORECAST: Tropical Storm Gabrielle is located just south of Puerto Rico moving NW at 8 mph with winds of 40 mph. Gabrielle will NOT threaten the USA. Gabrielle will soak Puerto Rico and Hispaniola through Friday and the lower Bahamas and then out to sea. Again, no threat to the US. Barely a tropical storm. DISCUSSION: It is a little uncertain whether Gabrielle will soon dissipate or strengthen, but the issue is moot unless you are a fish. This is a small chance it might come close to Bermuda, but not likely. A departing front from the USA will ultimately (this weekend) take charge of the direction as it is swept to the NE. Although Gabrielle might dissipate, my thought is that it will transition and become a part of the trough this weekend or Monday. NEXT FORECAST: Tomorrow, Friday Sept 6th Peter Ray DISCLAIMER: The Florida State University required that I not use any FSU equipment to send out these forecasts. To comply, I have purchased my own computer for making and sending these forecasts. I have been touched by the many offers of encouragement and support that I have received. I am deeply indebted to the Secretary and the staff of the Department of Children and Families who value these forecasts for the citizens of Florida. Also to the firm Hayes Computer Systems, which set up the distribution software and is providing for the distribution of these forecasts at no cost. They are very professional and competent. I acknowledge that these forecasts are mine alone, by my own effort and initiative. I only try to provide the best possible forecasts for the community, and the State of Florida and now, surrounding states at no cost to those who receive it. NEW BLOG AND DONATIONS: I have set up a website and blog which may be reached at URL http://www.hurricanehunt.com In this website you can find the forecast, as well as a blog of expanded interests of mine dealing with weather and climate and hurricanes, and an opportunity for you to comment as well. There is also an opportunity for you to contribute to defraying the increasing costs of maintaining this service, if and only if you want to. This must always be a not for profit public service and free as long as I have anything to do with it. But I have had offers of help in the past and it is increasingly difficult for me to underwrite all the cost, even with the generous and gracious support form Hayes Computer Systems. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Please do NOT send subscription messages to hurricane-forecasts@lists.hcs.net. To subscribe or unsubscribe to the hurricane forecast list send an email to hurricane-forecast-request@lists.hcs.net with "subscribe" or "unsubscribe" as the subject. You can manage your subscription at: http://lists.hcs.net/mailman/listinfo/hurricane-forecast_lists.hcs.net If someone wishes to contact me, they can send an email to hurricanehunter007@gmail.com. Peter S. Ray _______________________________________________ hurricane-forecast mailing list hurricane-forecast@lists.hcs.net http://lists.hcs.net/mailman/listinfo/hurricane-forecast_lists.hcs.net