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

Friends, Soon to be a real hurricane FORECAST: Tropical Storm Humberto just formed off the west coast of Africa. Current winds are just 40 mph, but will increase to hurricane strength in a day or so. However it will be no threat to the USA as it is will be moving soon to the NW at about 12 mph. DISCUSSION: Steering currents will increasing turn Humberto to the north where eventually it will encounter cooler waters and a turn west toward the end of the week. This should weaken the storm, but by then it will be about about 25 degrees north and far away from the US. Even though it will be under the influence of a strong ridge, it is a long way from the US and several fronts will pass by weakening the ridge and promoting further northerly movement as it moves west, if it even exists at that time. There are several areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic, but so far none show signs of significant development. NEXT FORECAST: Tomorrow, September 10 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