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Tropical Storm Beta forms in the Gulf of Mexico, shattering records

Tropical Storm Beta forms in the Gulf of Mexico, shattering records

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Sept. 17 (UPI) -- After churning out Tropical Storm Wilfred and Subtropical Storm Alpha, the hyperactive Atlantic continues to generate more named storms with the formation of Tropical Storm Beta. Forming Friday afternoon, Beta had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, and forecasters warn there is potential for the system to intensify into a hurricane while over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Advertisement The Atlantic once again became hyperactive on Friday with four tropical cyclones churning at once. Just on Monday, there were five tropical cyclones spinning simultaneously for the first time since Sept. 10-12, 1971. That number dropped to four Tuesday after Rene dissipated, leaving Paulette, Sally, Teddy and Vicky for a time. As of 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Major Hurricane Teddy, Tropic...
Tropical Storm Vicky forms off Africa; expected to be ‘short-lived’

Tropical Storm Vicky forms off Africa; expected to be ‘short-lived’

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Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Vicky in the Atlantic Ocean has grown stronger than expected, forecasters said early Tuesday while maintaining that the system is to weaken over the next few days. In a 2 a.m. CVT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Vicky was located 455 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving northwest at 7 mph. Advertisement Vicky, which had previously been known as tropical depression 21, is the 20th tropical storm of the 2020 season and set a new early record for a "V" named storm. It was formed off the western coastline of Africa and strengthened into a tropical storm on Monday. The NHC said it expects Vicky to dissipate by mid-week. "Weakening is forecast due to strong upper-level winds during t...
Tropical Storm Nana headed for Belize

Tropical Storm Nana headed for Belize

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Tropical Storm Nana is barreling westward just off the coast of Honduras on a collision course with the tiny nation of BelizeByThe Associated PressSeptember 2, 2020, 9:46 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Tropical Storm Nana barreled westward Wednesday just off the coast of Honduras on a collision course with the tiny nation of Belize.The U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Nana was located about 155 miles (250 kilometers) east of Belize City with sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kmh). The storm was moving at 15 mph (24 kmh) and was expected to strengthen throughout the day and could make landfall in Belize as a hurricane late Wednesday or early Thursday.Belize had issued a hurricane warning for its coastline. Nana was 65 miles (110 kilom
Tropical storm may delay 1st SpaceX crew’s return to Earth

Tropical storm may delay 1st SpaceX crew’s return to Earth

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Tropical weather barreling toward Florida could delay this weekend's planned return of the first SpaceX crewBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterJuly 29, 2020, 9:42 PM2 min readCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Tropical weather barreling toward Florida could delay this weekend’s planned return of the first SpaceX crew. On Wednesday, SpaceX and NASA cleared the Dragon crew capsule to depart the International Space Station and head home after a two-month flight. Because NASA test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will aim for the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico just off Florida's coast, the wind and waves must be relatively calm. It would be the first astronaut splashdown in 45 years Managers are targeting a Sunday splashdown, right around the time rough weather is expected to hit Florida. The weather syst
Cristobal weakens to tropical depression over U.S. Southeast

Cristobal weakens to tropical depression over U.S. Southeast

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June 8 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression early Monday hours after it arrived on shore on the Gulf Coast, lashed the Louisiana shoreline and unleashed heavy rains as far east as Florida's western coast. The National Hurricane Center said in its 4 a.m. Monday update that although its center has moved inland, the danger of life-threatening storm surges persist from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs, Miss., while a Storm Surge Warning was in effect for those areas and Lake Borgne. Advertisement The tropical depression was about 40 miles north of Baton Rouge, La., with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving north-northwest near 10 mph. The storm officially made landfall in southeast Louisiana but tropical storm conditions spread across ...