Third Tropical Storm of 2015 Steers Clear of Ocean City

Third Tropical Storm of 2015 Steers Clear of Ocean City

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The Atlantic Ocean’s third tropical storm of 2015 is expected to live only a short life — none of it affecting Ocean City.

Tropical Storm Claudette earned its name on Monday morning as winds reached a sustained 50 mph. But the system could become post-tropical as early as tonight as it heads toward cooler water.

The storm was hundreds of miles from the East Coast (off the Delmarva Peninsula) on Monday afternoon and headed for the open water of the North Atlantic.

Ocean City will not see wind, waves or rain from the distant storm.

Local surf forecasters are, however, calling for good conditions and three- to four-foot waves on Wednesday from an unrelated front.

None of the other two named storms, Ana and Bill, had any direct effect on Ocean City.