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The Atlantic basin has gone quiet after a potential area of disturbance off the southern end of Central America dissipated earlier today (10 June).
Forecasters say this year's Atlantic hurricane season will be above average, with an expected 17 named storms, including eight hurricanes.
The Atlantic hurricane season ran through the year’s list of named storms on Friday and moved right into the back-up naming system using the Greek alphabet. As of late Friday morning, three tropical formations were active in the Atlantic: Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha.
The US National Hurricane Center is poised to name the first tropical or subtropical storm on Saturday heralding an early start to the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
The Atlantic has its first hurricane of the season. Hurricane Beryl, currently southeast of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean, is considered a small storm, creating some uncertainty about the analysis, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Rain and showers associated with a northern cold front are just the beginning of wet weather rolling over the Cayman Islands this weekend. A tropical system off the coast of northeastern Nicaragua became more concentrated and showed greater likelihood of development as it moved north.
They call it the “season within the season” – the eight weeks from Aug. 22 that is considered “the most active and dangerous time” for tropical storms, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Atlantic Basin hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, but the second named storm of the year already made landfall over the weekend in the...
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