August 25, 1999 |
The 1999 hurricane season was in full swing Tuesday, with three tropical storms close to hurricane strength swirling in the Atlantic region. Tropical storm Emily joined Dennis and Cindy, taking forecasters by surprise with her strength. "I don't understand what's happening out there, but things are popping," said Jerry Jarrell, director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
September 22, 1987
Tropical Storm Emily became Hurricane Emily packing 75 m.p.h. winds in the Caribbean, and the National Hurricane Center in Miami extended a hurricane watch to the southern coast of Haiti. Emily was considered a minimal hurricane because its sustained winds had barely passed the 74 m.p.h. threshold. It didn't seem likely that the hurricane would hit the United States, said Noel Risnychok, a meteorologist at the hurricane center.
August 27, 1993 |
The first hurricane of the 1993 Atlantic season burst to life Thursday hundreds of miles east of Florida, weather officials said. The transformation of Tropical Depression 5 into Tropical Storm Emily and then Hurricane Emily took only three hours and came two days after South Florida residents marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. Hurricane Emily was centered about 415 miles southeast of Bermuda. It had top sustained winds of 78 m.p.h. and was moving west at 4 m.p.h.
August 5, 2011 |
Exceptionally warm ocean waters and favorable atmospheric conditions are expected to bring an above-average number of tropical storms and hurricanes to the Atlantic and Caribbean, national weather forecasters predicted Thursday. The forecast comes as Florida braces for the remnants of Tropical Storm Emily, which has pounded the Caribbean in recent days with rain and winds above 50 mph. The storm weakened considerably Thursday, but is expected to bring some rain and winds to Florida over the weekend.