[hurricane-forecast] Gabrielle 9/6/2013 6am

Friends, Not much to report FORECAST: The maximum winds in Gabrielle were measured at 30mph which cased her to be stripped of tropical storm status. However seasonal heavy rains persist and their is a small chance the system could regenerate, but probably not. Bottom line, The USA is unlikely to face anything for the next week and probably closer to two weeks, both of which push us into the last half of hurricane season. DISCUSSION: This is the third system this year which was called a Tropical Storm when the evidence was week. So we could be looking at 4 named storms rather than 7 so far. This is an extraordinary quiet season, as has been the last several years. So much for the pre season hype. HOWEVER, it only takes one! Remember 1992, not many storms and if there were only one, it would have been a memorable season. Andrew - it changed everything. There is a disturbed area off the cost of Africa that might (but unlikely) develop in a few days. More likely is the one to follow in a few days. NEXT FORECAST: When the next tropical system develops 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