Labor Day storm: US meteorologists expect named tropical system by September 5


A named tropical system is likely to form in the coming days over Labor Day weekend in the United States and through Monday September 5th.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says it’s possible the next storm system will be named “Danielle,” posing a risk to areas along the US Atlantic seaboard.

There is a threat of heavy rain and coastal flooding due to strong winds from the powerful storm system.

Labor Day storm in the United States

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The NHC acknowledged it was too early to forecast a storm a week in advance, but the tropics came alive this week, as quoted by CNN.

NHC meteorologists expect the system to undergo gradual development and move in a westerly motion and move northwest towards the Leeward Islands for the rest of the week.

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Tropical disturbances

In particular, the NHC is monitoring three tropical disturbances in the Atlantic, two of which are likely to form as depressions or tropical storms, according to WPBF News.

Local US media describes the NHC’s categorization of tropical disturbances on a three-tier scale, with disturbance 1 being the weakest, disturbance 2 being the second strongest, and disturbance 3 being the strongest.

The difference between the levels is the strength of their low pressure area and the possibility of developing into a stronger storm system, including hurricanes.

Atlantic hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season begins approximately from June 1 and lasts until November 30 each year. During this period, storm formation and development is possible throughout the Atlantic Basin, including the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NOAA’s NHC reports that over a 30-year climate period from 1991 to 2020, a typical Atlantic hurricane season includes 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.

The US Hurricane Agency notes that the first named storm normally occurs in mid to late June. During this time, the first hurricane usually forms in late June. Finally, the first major hurricane forms from late August or early September.

Latest developments

Since the start of the summer season in the United States and the Atlantic hurricane season in June, all weather events ranging from severe thunderstorms to torrential rains and heat waves have hit the multiple regions of the North American country. .

The lack of a fully formed hurricane had left US weather authorities and forecasters scratching their heads.

With that, hurricane forecasters expect the current disturbance could turn into a tropical storm within the next five days, The New York Times reports.

The forecast comes after the first August in 25 years passed without a named storm being recorded in the Atlantic.

This is contrary to last year’s Atlantic hurricane season, when a deadly and destructive Category 4 Atlantic storm named Hurricane Ida made landfall in the state of Louisiana and affected surrounding regions and countries. , including the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Colombia, Jamaica and Venezuela. such as the Gulf Coast of the United States, the East Coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada.

Hurricane Ida formed in late August 2021 and dissipated in early September, killing more than 100 people and causing damage worth billions of US dollars.

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