NADINE (FORMER T.D. #14) APPROACHING 2 WEEKS ROAMING THE ATLANTIC

At 9:50 AM EDT Sunday Sept 23 2012, Tropical Storm Nadine continues to roam the open waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean centered 3200 miles east of Jacksonville.


This storm system will have existed two weeks on Tuesday September 25. It has been trapped in the Horse Latitudes because of high pressures to the north and the lack of a stearing current or front to pull it to cooler waters or a drier environment.

The hurricane with the longest endurance on record was Hurricane Ginger in 1971. The storm existed from September 6 to October 5, maintaining hurricane strength between September 1 and September 30 for twenty days.

Ginger made a round trip across the Atlantic in 1971 before making landfall in North Carolina on September 30.


In 1971, GINGER was the last hurricane seeded by Project Stormfury. This was a study conducted to test the feasability to weaken a hurricane’s strongest winds by injecting silver iodide in rain clouds farther away from the eye wall.

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