UPDATED: Offshore Storm Will Pull Away Tonight

The area of low pressure that has brought clouds and some rain to our area over the previous few days is slowly beginning to slide out to sea. The storm was centered about 350 miles southeast of the North Carolina coast Wednesday evening and was moving slowly to the east and away from our coast. Clearing skies with a return to much warmer temperatures will occur on Thursday as highs reach well into the 80s.

As far as named storms forming in the month of May, it is a fairly rare occurrence. Since 1886, only 14 tropical storms have formed. That's about 1 every 9 years on average. Only 3 hurricanes have formed in May, or about 1 every 42 years.

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  • by voter Location: nc on May 26, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    snake; i concur with your assessment. your pal strikes me as a fancy transplant, determined to turn the banks into another long island. at which time they will move to another unspoiled area, and work their magic once again.
  • by Vance on May 26, 2010 at 07:29 AM
    Wow I see OBX'R is still upset.Dont be so bitter dude or dudette.It is just a comment page.Dang.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 26, 2010 at 05:59 AM
    OBXr, pouters are some of the recent election losers, are you referring to the Kerry pouters when Bush won? I don't know any of the McCain pouters, we all knew what was coming, that is why we took all of our money out of the stock market. We knew Pelosi was going to burn Americans on capitol trade earnings. Now let me guess, you are democrat, your pa was a democrat, you voted for Kerry Gore and Obama....Bev Purdue...sounds like you are a conservative to me, Voter, is that you thoughts as well? Seems he likes to call names rather than post a fact...Vance, you don't have to have a plan, I dig these libs up all day long. However, they always claim "I would be suprised by their political affiliation"..If it quacks, kluks, cusses like a lib, its a lib.
  • by MINDY on May 26, 2010 at 05:36 AM
    i am so glad the storm did not impact our coast. I figured it would not since I had (on paper) used ratio's and constructed my own models. Basically, there was just not alot of forward rotation to make the the storm tight (to make it simple for you guys) so most of it just ended up tearing apart and going here and there. It would have been hard to it to really develop anyway since the ocean was still cool. OF COURSE, had the upper winds cause the storm to rotate and tightly form it would have picked up what energy it could have and could have developed into a very strong storm or minor hurricane. Any amount of warmth (even in a cool ocean) can be removed much like a heat pump pulls heat even out of winter air. The process is the same.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on May 26, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    Hey everyone. I want to mention that my Blum's Almanac predicted that between May 24-27 there would be a chance for a tropical weather threat and showers. It predicts a hurricane threat June 16-19, and another hurricane threat August 28-31. So far, this Almanac has been very accurate. I watch these dates to see how accurate it really is. It has been helpful as to best times to plant too. I plan to get another in December.
  • by OBX'R Location: OBX, NC on May 25, 2010 at 09:03 PM
    Hey Vance, go watch some more reruns of A-Team, and maybe you and Snake Oil can go out on a date together with Voter. Then you guys can go to your official "we're what's really wrong with this country" meeting. All we wanted to read about was weather. In chimes serpent man and sucks the life right out of the story. And yea, I'm angry at those who find solace in being negative insulting morons who don't know when to shut up. As long as folks like you exist, folks like me are gonna call you out for exactly what you are. And I don't pout......pouters are some of the recent election losers.....and keep in mind as well with that thought; not all that are disgusted with you are democrats, myself being one of those. GET IT?
  • by voter Location: nc on May 25, 2010 at 07:27 PM
    obie,,,does your mommy know you're on her computer being fresh to grownups?
  • by V on May 25, 2010 at 07:00 PM
    Man all this over a hybrid system (what ever that means).I still dont understand that term as far as weather goes.It is like Spok says.Its illogical.
  • by voter Location: nc on May 25, 2010 at 06:40 PM
    see snake,,,now she's mad at me. i guess i'm banned from her personal website too. obie,,,i'm sorry for enjoying snake and audra's posts, i can't help it. don't pout obie, it'll be alright.
  • by Vance(V) on May 25, 2010 at 06:27 PM
    OBX'R@ 8:35PM you are the one that sounds really angry.Obama Snake Oil Co.,dont you like it when a plan comes together?!

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