Nadine ties record for second-longest-lived Atlantic Tropical Storm

Posted on: 12:30 pm, October 4, 2012, by , updated on: 12:39pm, October 4, 2012

Hurricane Nadine at peak intensity on September 30, 2012

Hurricane Nadine at peak intensity on September 30, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – We’ve been tracking Nadine in the Atlantic Ocean since just before the peak of our hurricane season, but as of 11 a.m. EDT, October 4, we can bid Nadine farewell.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says, “After traveling for over three weeks across the Eastern Atlantic, affecting the Azores twice, and after 88 NHC Advisories, Nadine has finally dissipated.”

There is no longer a closed circulation attributed to Nadine as a cold front absorbs what’s left of Nadine. At its strongest, Nadine was a Category One hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph.

It made multiple loops in the eastern Atlantic, dancing in circles with itself like an Energizer Bunny that just kept going and going.

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The NHC will conduct a post-storm analysis of the life of Nadine, but they issued this preliminary statement, “Nadine will tie Ginger of 1971 as the second-longest-lasting Atlantic Tropical Storm on record at 21.25 days.” But we’ve been tracking Nadine even longer than that. Since it became a Tropical Depression on September 11, that puts it as the fifth-longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record in the Atlantic Basin, staying alive for 21.75 days.

Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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