Tropical Storm Cindy: Weather Advisories Issued Earlier to Alert Public to Possible Storms

Swaths of the Gulf Coast are under tropical storm watches and warnings as Tropical Storm Cindy moves toward land.

Alabama has even declared a state of emergency as the storm swirls toward its coast.

But before developing into Cindy, the storm was classified as “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three.” There were numerous warnings or watches issued for those potentially in the storm’s path before it was upgraded.

Had it developed at the same time last year, warnings would have only started once it was officially a tropical cyclone.




Image:  Tropical Storm Bret and Potential Tropical Cyclone 3

Tropical Storm Bret and Potential Tropical Cyclone 3.