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Sunday, August 16, 2009

TSR Storm Alert - Tropical Depression AL04

The following is a YELLOW ALERT on Tropical Depression 4 which formed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and is tracking towards the western Florida panhandle. TD #4 may increase in strength to form Tropical Storm Claudette before making landfall later tonight.

 
Storm Alert issued at 16 Aug, 2009 9:00 GMT
Tropical Depression AL04 is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    the United States
        probability for TS is 55% within 9 hours

Note that
    Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
    CAT 1 means Hurricane strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
    TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

This alert is provided by Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) which is sponsored by UCL, Aon Benfield, Royal & SunAlliance, Crawford & Company and Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre. TSR acknowledges the support of the UK Met Office.

 

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