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Floyd - 1993
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HURRICANE FLOYD

A tropical wave moved off the western coast of Africa on August 28 and moved westward into the tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With weak convection, the system moved to the west with little development over the next few days, and it in fact became what the NHC referred to as "too weak to classify" on August 31. On September 3, however, deep convection flared up about 575 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, but was still too weak to generate any tropical developments. On September 6, the system was located north of the Virgin Islands, and an area of low pressure was detected, and it was designated Tropical Depression Seven the next day. On a quick path the northwest, the depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Floyd hours later, and began to make a circular curve to the northeast around the island over Bermuda, but while remaining several hundred miles away. Floyd intensified quickly overnight on September 9, and it became a hurricane later that day when the pressure dropped to 990 mbar and winds became sufficient. The movement of the storm became even faster after Floyd reached hurricane strength, and as it moved at such a fast pace to the east, it entered increasingly colder waters that could not support tropical characteristics, and it weakened to an extratropical system on September 10 just 24 hours after becoming a hurricane, but the storm had moved over 1,000 miles in that short period. The extratropical remnant remained quite strong, and it affected Europe days later. No damages or casualties were reported due to Floyd.

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