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Colin's threat dissipates

Posted August 2, 2010
Updated August 3, 2010

— Tropical Storm Colin was downgraded Tuesday afternoon by the National Weather Service to remnant low status.

The system, which was far out in the Atlantic, about 700 miles east of The Bahamas and more than 2,000 miles from the North Carolina coast.

Colin Computer Models Tropical Storm Colin maps and models

Any threat to the eastern seaboard of the United State has passed unless the storm re-forms, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph) at 4 p.m. Tuesday and some additional strengthening is expected.


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  • McLovin Aug 4, 2010

    I dont think it was WRAL that screwed this up...its the national hurricane center...i cant even believe it was classified a tropical system in the first place...from day one it didnt look more than anything but a tropical wave...

  • djofraleigh Aug 3, 2010

    Maybe it went over the oil from the gulf that they can no longer find? That kept the heat from transferring to the air. I'm joking, but it came to mind. Where is the oil?

  • colliedave Aug 3, 2010

    Wow, why do people who hate WRAL and refer to them as fear mongerers bother watching their newscasts, much less read their website? If they are that horrible, then go find a station that you think does a better job and hang out there. But then what would you complain about? rescuefan

    You fail to see this is common with **ALL** media, not just WRAL. My complaint deals with news media that is driven by feelings rather than facts. If a severe storm is on the way and there are good odds the storm will impact the area, by all means post the warnings. But the obession over every storm causes one not to pay attention when real damage is a very real possibility.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Aug 3, 2010

    When it finds warm air it will grow. I am looking at on my radar that I have. It isn't that bad yet. It might just turn into just a little rain & a little wind if it makes it here.

  • Humungous Aug 3, 2010

    So it was a hoax?

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Aug 3, 2010

    I don't think it is so bad that it will do to much damage. Maybe just a little. So far it don't look like a really big threat like there has been.

  • colliedave Aug 3, 2010

    And the media is waiting with baited breath for the widespread damage and deaths the storm will bring. There needs to be live feed from the landing area of the storm with some smuck reporter hanging for dear life onto a sign. Call me a cynic, but I believe the only reason stations do this is to increase their ratings.

  • wolfnuke Aug 3, 2010

    The National Weather Service has downgraded it to a low pressure system and is not issuing any more updates on this storm. They said there is a slim chance of it strengthening in about 5 days but it is going to pass through a section of wind shear strong enough to dissipate a small hurricane, much less an unorganized low pressure.

  • McLovin Aug 3, 2010

    how does one classify this as a tropical storm??? Look at the satillite of the storm...if you can see it...congrats...

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 3, 2010

    " Watch Greg at 11 to see how it will affect you."

    it's their usual ratings pimping.