If you look at this web site that shows winds around the world and then centre it on the mid Atlantic you can see two violent storms developing.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-37.67,27.08,677/loc=-42.261,37.441

One is in the Gulf of Mexica and there are warnings already for the East coast of the USA.

The one in the mid Atlantic is also intriguing as it has colour on the centre showing that has the potential to become a very violent storm.

I wonder what will happen to these two weather systems over the next few days?

The picture was from yesterday 31st August 2016 at about 2000 GMT.

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Storm update 2nd September 2016 0900 GMT

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The storm in the Gulf of Mexico has now been upgraded to a hurricane and named Hermine.
Hermine is now very close to landfall on the North West coast of Florida and is causing damage with strong winds, flooding and a storm surge. It is expected to head North North East across Florida and then track up the East Coast of the USA.

The other storm in the mid Atlantic has tracked North Eastwards towards the Azores.

See an updated map at:

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-36.45,42.10,890

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Storm update 3rd September 2016 0900 GMT

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Hermine has now passed over the North of Florida, leaving flooding and damage in its wake. It is now tracking North East up the Eastern coast of the USA. It has now been downgraded to ‘just’ a tropical storm.

The other storm in the mid Atlantic has now been named Gaston and is North of the Azores. It is tracking North East and heading towards the SW of the UK. It is not expected to bring any dramatic weather to the UK as it has reduced its ferocity somewhat and is expected to have lost most of its power by the time it reaches the UK – if it continues on its present track.

See updated map at:     https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-37.07,42.21,1041/loc=-27.885,40.177

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Storm update 4th September 2016  0900 GMT

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Daily Mail online
Tropical Storm Hermine kills two people as it barrels northwards along the Atlantic coast, bringing a deluge of rain, wind and storm surges.
States along Northeastern United States are under Tropical Storm Warnings as Hermine moves up the coast
The storm’s maximum sustained winds remain at 70 mph with higher gusts and is expected to intensify to hurricane force on Sunday
Hermine, earlier downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, could strengthen back to a hurricane
Water rescues have already happened in New Jersey and all New York City beaches will be closed Sunday
The tropical storm has killed two people – one in Florida and one in Virginia, where four others were hurt
Meanwhile, in Florida, where the storm has already passed, hundreds of thousands are without electricity

 

Reuters
Gaston weakened to a post-tropical storm and was moving away from the Western Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.
Gaston, formerly a hurricane, was located about 120 miles (190 km) north of Lajes Air Base in the Azores, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster added.
The weather service said in an earlier advisory that the Gaston was a depression, which is a system with winds of 38 mph (62 kmh) or less. The post tropical designation describes a system that no longer is a tropical cyclone.

See updated map at:-

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-42.14,37.04,877/loc=-33.152,50.554

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Storm update Monday 5th September 2016 0900 GMT

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Mail online
Not exactly smooth sailing! Royal Caribbean cruise ship is battered by 90mph winds and huge waves while passing through tropical storm Hermine
Passengers on board cruise ship Anthem of the Seas say they are being battered by storm Hermine
Videos show huge waves tossing the boat about amid driving wind and rain from the storm
Forecasters warned it be upgraded to a hurricane again if it continues to strengthen on Sunday
New York City is expected to escape the worst of the storm’s wrath, as it drifts slightly out at sea
States along Northeastern United States still under Tropical Storm Warnings as Hermine moves up coast
Mayor de Blasio banned New Yorkers from entering the sea at beaches on Sunday because of the weather
Gusts of up to 70mph, coastal floods and deadly rip tides are expected up the eastern seaboard
Storm Gaston has now weakened into a post tropical storm and is tracking North.

See updated map at:-

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-34.83,51.63,1063/loc=-26.381,56.601

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Storm update Tuesday 6th September 2016 0900 GMT

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Mail online
Hermine rose over the Gulf of Mexico and hit Florida on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening to a tropical storm across Georgia. It has caused at least three deaths, inflicted widespread property damage and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people from Florida to Virginia.

Since sea levels have risen to a foot because of global warming, the storm surges pushed by Hermine could be even more damaging, climate scientists say.

“We are already experiencing more and more flooding due to climate change in every storm,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a geosciences professor at Princeton University. “And it’s only the beginning.”

Michael Mann, at Pennsylvania State University, said the 1-foot rise that New York City has experienced over the past century caused an additional 25 square miles and several billions of dollars of damage with Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Gaston has now been downgraded and merged with other weather systems in the North Atlantic.

It has now tracked to the East of Iceland.
See updated map at:-https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-32.81,62.90,880/loc=-71.170,39.258

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