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|Subject: A large tropical Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:14 pm|| |
Tropical Storm Gabrielle originated from a cold front that moved off the U.S. East Coast on September 7, initially existing as a subtropical storm. By the next day, however, the system gained tropical characteristics, and Gabrielle reached peak winds of 60 mph (97 km/h) just before making landfall on the coast of North Carolina and turning northeast into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
A large tropical wave emerged off the coast of Africa on September 6 and moved westward across the Atlantic. Gradually, the associated convection organized, and it was named Tropical Storm Ingrid on September 12. Ingrid remained weak, staying at moderate tropical storm intensity its for its entire life; it never affected land.
Tropical Depression Ten making landfall
On September 12, an area of thunderstorm activity in the Gulf of Mexico organized into Tropical Depression Nine, about 60 mi (97 km) southeast of Matagorda, Texas. Within three hours of forming, it was named Tropical Storm Humberto, and it turned to the north-northeast before rapidly intensifying. A Hurricane Hunters aircraft found that Humberto had reached hurricane status while just 15 mi (24 km) offshore in the early hours of September 13 before making landfall at Category 1 strength.BrioInstant Ptc Sites