2013 Atlantic Tropical Season Review: Tropical Storm Fernand

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

It was a storm that was very close to land when it was first recognized as a Tropical Depression. This was Tropical Storm Fernand.

On the afternoon of August 25th, the National Hurricane Center recognized a storm system as the sixth tropical depression of the season. This storm, very close to parts of eastern Mexico, immediately prompted Tropical Storm Warnings for places such as Veracruz.

A later reconnaissance flight that same day indicated that the storm had gained strength and it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Fernand.

Despite weak winds for a tropical system, the slow-moving Fernand dumped heavy rains to affected parts of Mexico. Classes were suspended in areas, and the Governor of Veracruz advised people to stay home and protect children from wind and rain. Some locations received four to eight inches of rain from the storm.

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