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Tropics: Dolly Weakens To Remnant Low

24 Jun 2020, 4:30 am

The fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season lasted for less than forty-eight hours, becoming a “post tropical remnant low” on Wednesday.

The statistics on Post-Tropical Cyclone Dolly as of 11 a.m. ET Wednesday. *Note* This is the final advisory issued by NHC for this system.

The technicality of this means that thunderstorms around the center of Dolly diminished, while the low pressure center moves over cooler sea surface temperatures in the northern Atlantic. While Dolly no longer exists, gale-force wind and larger waves/swells will still impact the northern Atlantic. You can read more about this in the North Atlantic High Seas Forecast by clicking or tapping here.

The forecast on Post-Tropical Cyclone Dolly as of 11 a.m. ET Wednesday. *Note* This is the final advisory issued by NHC for this system.

There were nine advisories issued for this storm, including a special advisory around noon Tuesday which stated Tropical Storm Dolly had formed. Prior to this, the system was referred to as Subtropical Depression Four beginning 5 p.m. Monday. The strongest estimated winds reached 45 miles per hour.

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While short-lived, Dolly was the fourth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic basin season, and far earlier than usual. Typically, the fourth named storm of the season doesn’t take place until August 23rd, according to the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) climatology chart.

No direct impacts to land are expected, although some choppier surf and rip currents could be an issue for parts of the New England and Canadian maritime coastlines.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the tropics.

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Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues.

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