Third Named Storm Of 2021 Season Forms

June 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

The third tropical storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season — Tropical Storm Claudette — has formed.

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 700 AM CDT [1200 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Claudette was located inland near latitude 30.4 North, longitude 90.1 West. Claudette is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph [19 km/h].

“A turn toward the northeast is expected later today, followed by a motion toward the east-northeast tonight or Sunday. On the forecast track, the system should move farther inland over Louisiana during the next few hours, then move across portions of the southeastern states later today and Sunday, and over the western Atlantic Ocean on Monday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE Bermuda June 18 2021 NHC

“Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph [75 km/h] with higher gusts. Claudette is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by tonight and become a post-tropical cyclone on Sunday. The system is forecast to become a tropical storm again over the western Atlantic Ocean on Monday.”

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