Sunday, 22 July, 2018

TROPICS: 2 systems may form this week in Atlantic

New predictions for hurricanes, storms in the Caribbean this season National Hurricane Center monitoring two tropical disturbances
Doris Mccormick | 08 July, 2018, 05:32

A quick tropics update now as you may or may not have heard Tropical Storm Beryl officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean, which happened basically out of nowhere.

Maximum sustained winds for Tropical Storm Beryl were lowered to 60 miles per hour - from its peak at 75 miles per hour - as the storm continued on a west-northwest direction.

The National Hurricane Center said the depression could become a tropical storm later on Thursday or Friday.

Beryl had triggered a hurricane watch for Dominica and tropical storm watches for Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. The depression is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h).

CSU forecasters predicted a below-average 2017 hurricane season with 11 tropical storms producing just four hurricanes, when there were 17 tropical storms - 10 of which turned into hurricanes - and three major hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on several US states and territories, most notably Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.

Still, the storm is expected to impact some islands in the Caribbean even if it doesn't directly pass over them.

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The tropical depression is forecast to become a tropical storm either Saturday night or Sunday. However in recent weeks, warming waters in the Pacific have hinted that an El Niño weather pattern may form, which would produce upper atmospheric winds that could help tamp down the ferocity of storms in the Atlantic.

A tropical system developed into Hurricane Beryl on Friday. As TD2 continues its trek westward, shear values are forecast to remain high in this region (see Fig. 3), which appears to keep TD2 from strengthening any further than a weak Tropical Storm.

We are tracking 2 tropical systems in the Atlantic basin.

We are also watching a cluster of storms just east of The Carolinas.

This event is related to the ITCZ ( Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) being modulated by Tropical Depression #2 (now Tropical Storm Beryl). The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 70% chance of development (short-term) as of Thursday morning.

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