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Chantal weakens to a depression

Posted at 9:32 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 09:55:16-04

UPDATE 8/22/19 10 AM

Chantal remains a depression with winds of 35 mph. Still no threat to land and expected to dissipate by this weekend.

UPDATE 8/21/19 10 PM

Chantal has weakened to a depression as of the 11 PM Advisory and will likely dissipate by this weekend.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/21/19 9 AM

Winds with Chantal remain at 40 mph and is being impacted by strong westerly wind shear. It is expected to remain in the north Atlantic through the period.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/20/19 10 PM

NHC issues advisories on Tropical Storm Chantal. Winds are at 40 mph and is expected to remain in the northern Atlantic. There is no threat to land.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/19/19 10 AM

The NHC has dropped chances for development down to 10%. It continues to move away from the U.S. East Coast and is not expected to pose a threat.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

UPDATE 8/17/19 9 PM

The month of August has been quiet. So quiet in fact, that the last time we've seen a stretch of no named storms between July 15 and August 19 (Monday) was 1982! Highly unfavorable conditions remain in the Caribbean and Atlantic, with strong upper level wind shear and dry air higher up in the atmosphere. Also, Saharan Dust outbreaks from the Saharan Desert continue to keep thunderstorm organization to a minimum over the open Atlantic.

Now the NHC is monitoring an area of low pressure off the Carolina coast that is forecast to slowly develop into next week. It is not expected to develop into anything significant, but the Hurricane Center has placed low chances for development over the next 5 days in this area. Regardless of development, it is not expected to be a threat to Florida.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

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