NASA Satellite Finds Winds Tearing Tropical Depression Isaac Apart

Severe weather warning- Hurricane Helene to impact Leitrim

Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days.

More than 2 feet of rain already had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on as Florence, a hurricane-turned-tropical storm, practically parked itself over the two states. Tropical depressions are organized systems but with sustained wind speeds less than 39 miles per hour.

"These violent storms form over the ocean, often beginning as a tropical wave - a low pressure area that moves through the moisture-rich tropics, possibly enhancing shower and thunderstorm activity", the agency explains.

The government of the Netherlands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Saba and St. Eustatius.

Storm surge occurs when the hurricane-force winds blow over the ocean water.

"A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 12 to 24 hours".

Hurricane Florence from space: photos of the hurricane showed in the NASA
At 11am local time on Wednesday (early Thursday AEST), the storm was located about 785km southeast of Wilmington , North Carolina. And it led to mixed signals from officials in SC , whose governor had canceled mandatory evacuation for several coastal counties.

Threat becomes reality as Hurricane Florence closes in
Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency, as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.

Storm could slow down, pound Southeastern NC
McIntosh notes that his peanuts are still in the field and very little of the SC peanut crop has been dug. Combined with high tides, the storm surge could swell as high as 12 feet.

No other tropical systems or areas of possible activity are now being monitored.

As Hurricane Florence barreled across the Atlantic towards the East Coast, researchers were keeping a close watch.

If Florence stays on it's current path, the now - category 2 storm will make landfall along the Carolina coastline Friday morning, meteorologists said.

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Helene on September 13 at 12:45 a.m. EDT (0445 UTC) and analyzed it in infrared light.

For this hurricane season, the NOAA forecasting service and Britain's Met Office predict between 5 and 9 storms of Category 3 or stronger. Earlier forecasts showed that the storm was slated to directly hit around North and SC.

Some slight strengthening is possible during the next couple of days. Although Olivia is expected to move over the islands as a tropical storm, it could still bring worse impacts than recent Hurricane Lane to some areas, the center said. Some regions are expected to receive more than 20 inches of rain from the hurricane and its giant knot of storm clouds. He said parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 10 feet. Florence has 130 miles per hour winds, enough to make it a unsafe Category 4 hurricane.

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