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Alberto was a long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that remained at sea through its lifetime.
Alberto's track included intensifying into a hurricane three times, a large anticyclonic loop that took five days, and extratropical transition near 53°N. a.
The official intensity forecast errors for Alberto were 5, 7, 8, 11, and 14 kt for 12, 24, 36, 48, and 72 h.
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Three hurricanes were considered major this year (a category three or higher on the Saffir/Simpson Scale with sustained winds of 111 mph or higher).
Hurricane Alberto was the third longest-lived tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Basin on record, and the longest-lived tropical cyclone ever to form in the month of August.
While the hurricane was accelerating near 40 degrees north latitude, satellite estimates gave an intensity of about 75 mph, however, a ship just east of the center reported sustained winds of 100 mph, causing the Tropical Prediction Center to quickly upgrade Michael to a category two hurricane.
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Alberto actually increased in strength a couple of times while the water temperatures were decreasing under its path, illustrating the dominance of vertical shear on the intensification process of tropical cyclones.
Alberto maintained minimal hurricane status until 1800 UTC on the 8th when it took a turn to the northwest into even cooler waters and weakened into a tropical storm.
Alberto slowed down and weakened some as it was moving over SSTs of about 23 C. The hurricane diminished and became a sheared tropical storm on the 14th.
www.typhoon2000.ph /garyp_mgtcs/aug00.txt   (20151 words)

The number of Atlantic basin hurricanes per season in recent years has ranged as high as 12 (as in 1969), 11 (as in 1950 and 1995), 10 (as in 1998), and as low as 2 (as in 1982) and 3 (as in 1997, 1994, 1987, 1983, 1972, 1962, 1957).
Alberto reached a maximum intensity of 125 mph unusually far to the north (poleward of 35N) and took an eastward course across the North Atlantic, weakening to a tropical storm.
Hurricane Gordon: Hurricane Gordon was the first tropical cyclone of the year to affect the U.S. It formed just north of the Yucatan Channel from a tropical wave on the 14th of September.
hurricane.atmos.colostate.edu /forecasts/2000/nov2000   (8830 words)

 Weather 2000 - Opis Article 8/8/2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While Alberto poses little threat to refiners in the Caribbean or the Gulf Coast, forecasters expect this hurricane season to be a lively one, with a storm cluster near the Yucatan Peninsula already shaping up as a possible threat.
Hurricane Andrew made headlines in 1992, which from a meteorological viewpoint was a fairly quiet hurricane season.
The degree to which a hurricane plan is set in motion depends largely on these weather reports, but some aspects of hurricane planning are perennial.
www.weather2000.com /opis_000808.html   (614 words)

 American Red Cross - In the News - Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Brace for Hurricane Debby
Hurricane warnings remain in effect for the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Anguilla, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and its surrounding islands.
Hurricane watches are in effect for the southeast Bahamas, San Salvador, the Turks and Caicos Islands and northern Haiti.
Elsewhere, Hurricane Alberto, the longest-lived Atlantic storm on record, continues to move in a circle in the open Atlantic Ocean.
www.redcross.org /news/archives/2000/8-22-00b.html   (499 words)

 Hurricane Deluge Could Prove a Mixed Blessing for Eastern Cuba / Bloomberg.com - Cuba News / Noticias - CubaNet News
Hurricanes are ranked 1 through 5 on the Saffir- Simposn scale, 1 being the least destructive and 5 (155 mph and higher) the most.
Hurricane Georges, which made a landfall 25 miles east of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Sept. 23, 1998, was the last significant hurricane to strike eastern Cuba, while Tropical Storm Irene, which crossed Havana and Ciudad Havana provinces in Cuba on Oct. 14, 1999, was the last tropical system to pass through the drought area.
Hurricane Lili made landfall on the south coast of mainland Cuba in Matanzas province on Oct. 18, 1996.
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 CNN.com - Weather - Hurricane Alberto losing some of its gusto - August 8, 2000
MIAMI -- Hurricane Alberto, its wind speed dropping and its advance slowing, was still far from land at midday Tuesday.
Alberto appeared to be bypassing a low pressure area that had been expected to pull the storm toward the northwest, according to Stacy Stewart, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
The hurricane center also was monitoring three areas that could develop into tropical depressions or storms, including a system moving across the Yucatan Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico.
edition.cnn.com /2000/WEATHER/08/08/hurricane.alberto   (323 words)

 NWS Jackson, MS Climate Zone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 2000 hurricane season will be remembered as a very active season with fourteen named storms, including eight hurricanes and two MAJOR hurricanes(both Category Fours).
The first major hurricane was Hurricane Issac...which got its origins from the West African coast in mid to late September...reached a Category 4 of 138 mph.
It became a hurricane by 12z the 23rd...when a faint eye was present on satellite imagery.
www.srh.noaa.gov /jan/cyclo2000.html   (2321 words)

 Hurricane Alberto -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
For other storms of the same name, see (additional info and facts about Hurricane Alberto (disambiguation)) Hurricane Alberto (disambiguation).
Hurricane Alberto of 2000 was the seventh longest-lived (additional info and facts about tropical cyclone) tropical cyclone ever in the (The 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east) Atlantic, and the second longest ever in August.
Alberto holds the second-place spot for distance traveled by an Atlantic hurricane, 6500 miles (10500 km).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hu/hurricane_alberto.htm   (108 words)

 2000 season - Part 1: Alberto through Helene - Caribbean Hurricane Network
Belize is not being devastated by this hurricane.
Hurricane Hunters flew in the storm and couldn't find a closed center of circulation (a 'pre-pre-pre-eye'), a prerequisite to be called a tropical cyclone.
Although Alberto has reached hurricane status (the satellite images were a little bit deceiving, and the system was stronger then expected at the time that I wrote the little blurb yesterday), there is good indication that Alberto will move north of the islands.
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 Category:Atlantic hurricanes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many of these pages are disambiguation pages leading to multiple articles, and some storms not retired were notable enough to warrant an article on its own.
For a list of notable Atlantic hurricanes, see List of notable tropical cyclones.
For Atlantic cyclones by year, see Category:Atlantic hurricane seasons.
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 CNN.com - Weather - Hurricane Alberto a little stronger, still a long way off - August 7,2000
MIAMI (CNN) -- Hurricane Alberto intensified just slightly Monday morning in the open Atlantic, and forecasters predict it won't get much stronger.
EDT, Alberto was centered about 1,240 miles east of the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, near latitude 16.6 north and longitude 42.8 west.
Alberto, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, had "just the faintest hint of an eye," said Jack Beven, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
edition.cnn.com /2000/WEATHER/08/07/hurricane.alberto.01   (459 words)

 NCDC: Hurricane Page August 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alberto, as of 11AM EDT on the August 17th, maintained at least tropical storm strength longer than any other Atlantic August tropical cyclone since 1900 except for Hurricane Felix in 1995.
Alberto was upgraded to a Hurricane again for the third time on the 18th.
Hurricane Keith Hurricane Keith pounded much of Central America early Monday (Oct 2nd) with heavy rain and high winds that had coastal residents praying for relief.
www.ncdc.noaa.gov /oa/climate/extremes/2000/hurricanes/hurricane.html   (1252 words)

 SPACE.com -- First Hurricane of 2000
While hurricane season is still a few days away in the Atlantic, an early hurricane has formed in the Pacific Ocean, far off the coast of Mexico.
Hurricane season begins in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Gulf of Mexico, June 1 and typically peaks in mid September.
It is not unusual for a hurricane to form this early in the Pacific, forecasters said.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/planetearth/first_hurricane_000526.html   (376 words)

 Earth Change News on Earth Changes TV on the Web
EDT, the hurricane was centered about 1,240 miles east of the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, near latitude 16.6 north and longitude 42.8 west.
Alberto had ``just the faintest hint of an eye,'' Jack Beven, a hurricane specialist at the hurricane center, said.
The storm, which formed on Friday and grew to hurricane strength on Saturday, was the first of the June-through-November Atlantic hurricane season.
www.earthchangestv.com /breaking/August2000/0808hurricane.htm   (178 words)

 Tropical Depression #4 and Hurricane Alberto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hurricane Alberto remains a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 MPH and is moving Northwest at 21 MPH.
Alberto is predicted to turn more towards the North and possibly strengthen over the next 24 hours.
Hurricane Alberto is not expected have any impact on Flagler County based on current forecast models.
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While Gordon was a hurricane in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, an upper-level vorticity maximum became co-located over the surface circulation, totally exposing the surface center in the first morning visible images on the 17th.
As Rosa seemed to flirt with the possibility of reaching hurricane intensity, at 1500 UTC on 6 November the government of Mexico issued a hurricane watch for the coast extending from Acapulco to Puerto Angel.
The hurricane watches were dropped, while tropical storm warnings were raised for the coast from Punta Maldonado to Tonal at 1800 UTC on the 7th.
www.australiasevereweather.com /cyclones/2001/summ0011.txt   (7565 words)

 Corpus Christi Caller Times Caller.com - Alberto grows into season's first hurricane
The storm, centered about 515 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, had top sustained winds of 75 mph, passing the 74 mph threshold to become Hurricane Alberto, said Miles Lawrence, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Alberto was located about 3,315 miles southeast of Florida with hurricane force winds extending 25 miles from its center.
Forecasters said it was still too early to predict if Alberto might ever threaten the United States or the Caribbean.
www.caller2.com /2000/august/06/today/national/1285.html   (193 words)

 CNN.com - Alberto regains hurricane strength - August 10, 2000
Alberto is expected to swing northward later in the week and pass well east of Bermuda, forecasters said.
Alberto had sustained 75 mph winds and could strengthen to 100 mph over the next three days, forecasters said.
Noted hurricane expert William Gray is predicting 11 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes this year.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WEATHER/08/10/alberto.ap   (419 words)

 Hurricane Alberto
The Storms maximum winds: 75 Knots with a minimum pressure of: 985 Hurricane Alberto was a Category: 1 and did not strike the United States.
July 1994 Alberto Cat 1 Tropical Storm Alberto was an active system from the 30th of June to 7th of July.
Alberto caused the deaths of 30 lives due to flooding and $500,000,0000 worth of damage.
www.disastercenter.com /hurricane/Alberto/Alberto.html   (543 words)

 NOAA News Online (Story 472)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
EDT the center of Hurricane Alberto was located about 1,410 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
Alberto is the first hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean this season.
Alberto is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph, and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.
www.noaanews.noaa.gov /stories/s472.htm   (198 words)

 Tropical Storm Alberto
Alberto comes ashore at Destin, Florida as a tropical storm (not a hurricane, sustained winds were less than 75 mph)
Don't think a storm needs to be a hurricane to do immense destruction, as the people of the state of Georgia found out when Tropical Storm Alberto stalled over the state for days at the start of July, 1994.
Alberto began its journey to Georgia off the coast of Africa as a tropical wave and during its journey never actually reached hurricane status.
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 NOAA News Online (Story 476)
August 10, 2000 —; Even though the first half of the Atlantic hurricane season was quiet, experts at NOAA are still calling for slightly above average numbers and intensity of storms during the remainder of the season, according to the updated hurricane season outlook released today.
An above average Atlantic hurricane season is characterized by at least two of the following three: a) at least eleven tropical storms, b) seven or more of which typically become hurricanes, and c) three or more of which become major hurricanes (maximum sustained winds over 110 mph, Category 3 on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Scale).
The first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Alberto, is expected to continue moving over the North Atlantic and pass well East of Bermuda.
www.noaanews.noaa.gov /stories/s476.htm   (632 words)

 CNN.com - Hurricane Alberto weakens slightly - August 8, 2000
The first hurricane of the Atlantic season was more than 1,125 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving west-northwest at nearly 15 mph.
It was too early to predict if Hurricane Alberto might pose a threat to the United States or the Caribbean.
The hurricane's top sustained winds were 80 mph and hurricane force winds were extending 35 miles from the center, with tropical storm force winds extending out 115 miles.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WEATHER/08/08/tropical.weather.ap   (387 words)

 Summary of the 2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The 2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be long remembered for several mid and late season storms that formed throughout the Atlantic Basin along with the devastation caused by Hurricane Keith in October.
Like the previous three years before, this hurricane season got off to a slow start, but would slowly heat up as the season progressed with the development of Alberto, Gordon, and Isaac.
In October, 2000, we had Hurricane Keith, which became the most powerful hurricane of the season to date with sustained winds as high as 145 mph before it made landfall near Belize City.
www.hurricaneville.com /2000.html   (879 words)

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