23, 2005 Philippe is forecast to dissipate within 24 hours
21, 2005 The NHC Forecast for Philippe is basically unchanged.
That forecast in which Philippe breaks up at sea is unchallenged by any
forecasters that we know of at this time.
20, 2005 The National Hurricane Center's forecast for Philippe remains
19, 2005 At this point all computer models are forecasting that
Philippe will not reach landfall in the United States and is not
considered a threat to Bermuda. However! However, one of the most
well respected forecasters that we know is questioning the output of
all the computer models forecasting Philippe's track. So as much
as we would like to close the book on Philippe, we're going to
still keep our eye on him. Meanwhile soon to be Hurricane
does present a growing threat to US mainland.
18, 2005 Most long range predictions call for Philippe not to
strike the US mainland; but, not all forecasters agree, and they
may be right. Typically once a tropical storm or hurricane
reaches the mid latitudes it gets caught up in the prevailing
westerlies and is curved away from the US mainland. Rarely a high
forms called a Bermuda High, which acts to block the fronts moving in
from the west and instead drives the storm up the eastern
seaboard. Some of the most destructive storms in American history
were the result of this affect. In those cases the Hurricane,
like the one recently experienced by the people of Louisiana,
Mississippi, and Alabama (Katrina), hit New England with full force. It
will be some days before we know if this will happen with
Philippe. In the mean time, Hurricane
is going to make the news as it appears certain to hit Florida
and destined to head into the Gulf of Mexico with Texas as its most
17, 2005 -- Today the 17th numbered Tropical Depression was named
. Number 17 is destined to become Hurricane Philippe.
At this point in time it is possible that Phillippe could threaten any
part of the Atlantic coast.