August 20th, 2011
07:29 PM ET

Tropical Storm Irene forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Irene formed in the Atlantic on Saturday, east of the Leeward Islands, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

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  1. banasy©

    Gert, Harvey, Irene...keeping up the old-fashioned names...

    August 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Speckled Fawn

    I sure hope it doesnt hurt anyone or cause damage. It would sure be wonderful to get some rain and cooler temps though.

    August 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Irene

    Oh i'll getchya with muh winds and rainy stuff c: I = hurricane ireneeeee

    August 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. God

    This is ur creator, im very angry and disappointed in the way you humans have been lately, repent and bow down, and pray to me

    August 21, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    Is it a holy avenger? Rick perry might convert me – i think he's the antichrist.

    August 21, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Thirsty Turtle

    Why don't they name these storms differently and creatively? Name them like Kitchen Sink, Pipe Wrench, or the ever popular Toilet Bowl. Why not use infamous names such as Hurricane Hitler, Typhoon Ghadaffyi, or Tropical Depression Dillinger. 😉

    August 21, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat2u

    These storms names are totally irrelevant. They could have names like bambi or thumper or flower or whatever, but we along the gulf coast have learned to take them all seriously. And when they start gaining that kind of power so far away from the mainland it is especially important to keep a watchfull eye on the situation. I guess you have to experience firsthand what these storms can do, as I'm sure many posters here have, to understand what I'm saying. These thing are very, very unpredictable. The best we can hope for is a blocking system to develop before it gets too close.

    August 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      P.S. But I sure do love those hurricane parties we have.

      August 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      It is considered badluck to have hurricane parties...only drunken fools and white peeps throw never find the bodies...even the foundation slap of the building disappears...and the victims are only remembered as urban myths and the living get an eerie warning, like frontdoor steps leading to nowhere, left behind which stands
      until nature overgrows the site...

      August 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...and purifies the transgression...

      August 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leeintulsa

    I saw homestead after Andrew. It is truly unfathomable.

    August 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat2u

    Hi banasy
    It seems to be that the more hurricane parties ther are, the better we fare.
    So quoting the immortal word of Bartle & James
    " Thank you for your support "

    August 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat2u

    I'm not sure if they do or not !!!! But it beats the hell out of MD 20/20

    August 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. guest

    I'm anxiously awaiting for the day when an Atlantic storm blows that big size of Texas trash heap in the middle of this ocean back to where it came from. (The NYC vicinity) Did you know that NYC used to load their trash on barges and dump it out in the ocean? Weird. But so is NYC.

    August 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    Hey guest they dont do that anymore i hope they finally woke up remember recycle everything

    August 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. guest

    Yeah, now...and is if they didn't know that dumping trash in international waters was illegal, not to mention immoral. NYC is not known for being a city with high moral values, and for good reason.

    August 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Name

    Tropical Storm Irene formed in the Atlantic on Saturday, east of the Leeward Islands, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Thanks for the update.

      August 22, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |