ORLANDO, Fla. – How many systems in the tropics can the National Hurricane Center track at a time? What about six?
The Hurricane Center on Monday broadcasts advice on Hurricane Paulette, near Bermuda; Hurricane Sally, centered over the north-central Gulf of Mexico; Tropical Storm Teddy, located across the east-central tropical Atlantic; Tropical Storm Vicky, off Africa; and two waves, one near Mexico and the other along the coast of Africa. The hurricane center monitored seven systems until Rene spread across the central Atlantic on Monday afternoon. The last advice for this system was issued at. 1
None of the systems pose a prominent threat to Central Florida in the coming days. Most of them either curve north before reaching the United States or retreat away from the Sunshine State in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Closest to Florida is Sally, who was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane shortly after noon Monday. The latest advice from the National Hurricane Center showed that Sally’s wind speeds had jumped to 100 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane at the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Sally pushes west-northwest at 6 mph in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane alerts have been issued to Morgan City, Louisiana, to Navarre, Florida. Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, including the metropolitan area of New Orleans, are also under hurricane warnings, according to the latest advice. Sally is expected to land as a hurricane somewhere in the hurricane’s warning area as early as Tuesday, but before that it brings more rain to Central Florida.
“On the forecast track, the center of Sally will move near the coast of southeastern Louisiana tonight and Tuesday and land in the hurricane warning area late on Tuesday or Wednesday,” said the latest adviser from the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Paulette, meanwhile, moved north-northeast away from Bermuda as a Category 2 hurricane Monday afternoon at 15 mph, packing 105 mph winds, according to the hurricane center.
The next named storm will be Wilfred. Thereafter, the NHC uses the Greek alphabet for any named storm.
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