Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tropical Storm Colin, the third named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season, has formed in the tropical Atlantic.
As of 5 am, when Colin was named, he was about about 945 miles east of the lesser antilles, and barreling WNW at 23 mph. The current forecast track calls for the storm's intnsity to increase from its current 40 mph maximum sustained winds to about 60 mph, and make a right turn in a couple of days. This turn would be good news for the Lesser Antillies and Puerto Rico, both of which are just out of the NHC's famous cone at this time. Those living inu th islands are cautioned to monitor the system carefully for changs in the track. A shift to the left could put them in the cone, and we all kow that shifts can and do occur.