4

Tropical Storm Emily Is Dead

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

I

Tropical Storm Emily was declared dead by the National Hurricane Center at 5 p.m. yesterday.

What was once the cause of alarmist hurricane threats, South Florida's weekend weather forecast is now a 50/50 chance of raindrops.

The weather prophets over at the NHC had originally warned that Emily had the potential to develop into a hurricane that would have hit South Florida as early as tonight, but now the NHC says it was pretty sure Emily was going to die all along.

The NHC says one of its computer models predicted the whole way through that the storm would dissipate over the Caribbean, and "since its inception... Emily never had a particularly robust low-level circulation."

That would've been nice to say in one of the other 14 updates they did on the storm approaching Florida before it ended yesterday.

Although South Florida wasn't even under a tropical storm watch at any point -- let alone a tropical storm warning -- there was still a prediction that it could have developed into a minor hurricane that would've run into the Carolinas.

Of course, the NHC says Emily could also become a zombie and has "some potential for regeneration."

The NHC is calling what's left of the storm the "remnants of Emily," since it's still raining and windy in the Caribbean.

In summary: The weather dudes and ladies have plenty of colorful maps, but they don't really know what's going on, except that Emily is dead -- for now.


Follow The Pulp on Facebook and on Twitter: @ThePulpBPB. Follow Matthew Hendley on Facebook.


Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.