We are in the middle of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. It is in mid-September that the conditions favor the strongest tropical storms. So far, however, the weather on the ocean has been fairly mild. Six storms have been named this year, three of which have achieved the hurricane category.
The strongest this season is currently hurricane Fiona, which has reached category three on the Saffir Simpson scale, with gusts exceeding 220 km / h in the Bahamas. The element passed over Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, where it did the greatest damage.
According to forecasts, the storm does not threaten the continental United States and in the following days it will turn back towards the open ocean to disperse there.
The US NHC, however, has detected a new pressure disturbance in the Caribbean Sea, which is between 40 and 60 percent. chances of turning into a new tropical storm. According to forecasts, incl. ECMWF (European Center for Medium-Term Weather Forecasting) and GFS (Global Weather Forecasting System) new storm will arise in the Caribbean Sea between Colombia and Dominican Republic.
At the beginning of next week, it is to cross the capital of Cuba – Havana, to continue its journey through the Gulf of Mexico towards the US coast. Models indicate that the storm will hit the area of New Orleans, Louisiana the most severely, but if it starts to grow rapidly, all southern states will have to be ready.
In accordance with the alphabetical order of naming established by the World Meteorological Organization for this year, a new storm, if it arises, will be named Gaston.
The emerging tropical storm, according to weather models, is to follow the route of the strongest hurricanes in history. One of them is Hurricane Ida, which was last year’s most devastating storm and one of the worst hurricane effects in US history, second only to Hurricanes Harwey, Irma and the famous Katrina of 2005.
The giant was created in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Jamaica, and then as a hurricane of the fourth category on the Saffir Simpson scale and with an eye pressure below 930 hPa, it hit the vicinity of New Orleans.
Heavy rain, gusts of up to 240 km / h and floods caused by the natural force led to huge launches, which have been valued at over $ 75 billion. The storm was so strong that, despite landing on land, it led to heavy rain and destruction also in New York, only to disperse on the other side of the continent.
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