Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones
Tropical Weather Discussion
Statement as of 12:50 PM EDT on April 17, 2017
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of mexico:A non-tropical low pressure system located over the central Atlantic about midway between Bermuda and the Azores Islands is producing an area of gale-force winds to the west of the center. This low is currently producing only limited shower activity, but environmental conditions could favor additional development and this system has some potential to become a subtropical cyclone over the next day or so as it moves generally eastward. The next special tropical weather outlook will be issued by 2 PM EDT Tuesday. For additional information on this system, please see high seas forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent * formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percentHigh seas forecasts issued by the National Weather Service can be found under AWIPS header nfdhsfat1, WMO header fznt01 kwbc, and on the web at http://www.Opc.NCEP.NOAA.Gov/shtml/nfdhsfat1.Shtml.$$ Forecaster Franklin/Stewart
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