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Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic

Posted July 24, 2013

— Tropical storm Dorian formed far out in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday morning. At 5 p.m., the storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving west-northwest at 20 mph.

Most models show the storm slowly progressing due west, but staying out to sea through the weekend.

"This storm is a long way from us," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. Tracking the Tropics Interactive hurricane tracker

"And it will struggle to strengthen more in the next several days as it moves over colder water in the Atlantic, Gardner said.

"Right now, it's got a westerly forecast track that would take it toward the Caribbean and eventually toward Cuba," she said. "But it's so far away, a lot could change with this storm based on how it behaves in the next several days. We'll be tracking it."

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  • Six String Jul 25, 9:50 a.m.

    "Can "we" possibly be more petty in "our" criticisms?"

    That's "too funny!"

  • alockwr21 Jul 24, 12:41 p.m.

    @TriangleMommy and @gumby100 ... give it a rest. Holy cow. I sure hope you both criticize yourselves this much!

  • McLovin Jul 24, 11:00 a.m.

    Monday, the NHC gave the storm a 10% chance of this developing. Yesterday it was 40%, even though they said that it was moving over cooler waters and too much dry air to the north, today its a tropical storm...tomorrow Sharknado becomes a reality...

  • simplelogic Jul 24, 10:44 a.m.

    Can "we" possibly be more petty in "our" criticisms?

  • nceducator79 Jul 24, 8:43 a.m.

    I'm just thankful we haven't had heat too bad this summer. I agree though...hot should not be in quotes. Are they saying that temperatures in the 90's is not hot?

  • TriangleMommy Jul 24, 8:33 a.m.

    Shouldn't cooler be the word in quotes and not hot? It is late July, of course it is hot. But "cooler" is relative to how hot it has been, thus that is the word that should have been in quotes.

  • gumby100 Jul 24, 8:32 a.m.

    Why is hot in single quotes in the title? If hot is going to be in quotes shouldn't cooler be also? Or maybe another random word should be in quotes.