Hurricane center monitoring tropical wave in Caribbean, could develop into ‘Gamma

Hurricane center monitoring tropical wave in Caribbean, could develop into 'Gamma'

After a lull in the busy 2020 大西洋飓风季节, forecasters on Wednesday are monitoring an area of disturbed 天气Caribbean that may become the next named storm.

全国 飓风 中央 (NHC) 在 迈阿密 said it’s keeping tabs on a tropical wave currently located over the Caribbean Sea.

A tropical wave over the west-central Caribbean Sea could become a tropical depression during the weekend while moving slowly west-northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea,” the NHC 发推文.

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Forecasters said the system will move westward over the next couple of days and interact with a frontal system, producing abroad area of low pressure over the western Caribbean Sea by Thursday night or Friday.

An area of disturbed weather over the Caribbean Sea could develop into a tropical system by the weekend, accoridng to forecasters.

An area of disturbed weather over the Caribbean Sea could develop into a tropical system by the weekend, accoridng to forecasters. (NOAA / GOES-East)

Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for some development thereafter, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves slowly west-northwestward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea,” NHC说.

国家飓风中心 (NHC) says there is a 60% chance the system develops by the weekend.

国家飓风中心 (NHC) says there is a 60% chance the system develops by the weekend. (NHC)

While the NHC only gives a 10% formation chance over the next 48 小时, that increases to a 60% chance of development by the weekend.

If the system does develop into a tropical storm, it would have the name Gamma and be the 24th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic season.

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Colorado State University hurricane research scientist Phil Klotzbach said that CSU is calling for above-normal Atlantic hurricane activity in the forecast for the next two weeks.

Large-scale atmospheric conditions generally favor tropical cyclone activity over the Atlantic basin, with reduced wind shear anticipated,” 他 发推文 星期三.

2020 大西洋飓风季节打破了许多记录, as forecasters earlier this month ran out of traditional names and went to the Greek alphabet for storms Alpha and 贝塔.

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诺阿 forecasters have called for 取决于 25 命名风暴 这个季节的风 39 英里每小时或更高; 那些, 七点 10 可以 成为飓风. 在那些飓风中, 三到六 将是主要的, 归类 3, 4 和 5 随风 111 英里每小时或更高.

这远远高于平均水平. 基于1981年至2010年的数据, 那是 12 命名风暴, 六级飓风, 和三大飓风.

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今年到目前为止, 曾经有 23 命名风暴, 包括八场飓风,, 二 major hurricanes.

上次在大西洋使用希腊字母是在 2005, 卡特里娜飓风年. 总共 27 那年暴风雨, 使用希腊字母的前六个字母: Α, 贝塔, 伽玛, 三角洲, Epsilon和Zeta.

Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.

福克斯新闻’ 珍妮丝·迪恩, Adam Klotz, and Brandon Noriega contributed to this report.

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