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Advisories for tropical disturbances may be issued by 2017

Advisories for tropical disturbances may be issued by 2017

If a strong tropical disturbance threatens to hit land, the National Hurricane Center currently won't issue any advisories until it spins up into a depression or storm, as a matter of protocol. That means the center won't provide a forecast track, estimate the intensity at landfall or issue tropical watches or warnings - although it will try to alert residents as best it can through other statements. To some extent, that's what happened with Tropical Storm Bill in mid-June, as it didn't become a full-blown tropical system until it was close to the Texas coast - and a tropical storm warning wasn't posted until the system was 12 hours from landfall. But that...

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