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August 2, 2011

In August the East Coast Tropical Storm Season Heats Up

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A low pressure system moving through the southeastern Caribbean has a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm by today,Tuesday. And so it begins. If you are one of the thousands of Americans planning an east coast vacation or honeymoon, you know that August weather near the Atlantic Ocean can be dicey due to hurricane season.

In June and July storm formation is limited due to strong wind shear and the simple fact that the ocean hasn't really warmed up yet. August is when conditions become optimal for tropical storm and hurricane development, as this fabulous graphic from Eye on the Storm | Palm Beach Post illustrates:

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