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Tropical storms Franklin and Gert pose little threat


Two more Atlantic tropical storms formed over the last three days but neither posed a great threat to land. Tropical storm Franklin formed on Friday in the northern Atlantic and meandered to the east for a couple of days before dissipating. Tropical storm Gert formed yesterday and is currently around 100 miles from Bermuda but hasn’t strengthened enough to pose a real threat to the island.

As we wrote last week, the Atlantic is forecast to pose more of a threat to land from the middle of this week onwards as conditions will become more conducive to landfall. So far this season we’ve had seven named tropical storms but none have posed a threat to the U.S. coastline, the forecast is for that pattern to change.

Keep up to date with our 2011 Atlantic tropical storm season page.

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