Forecasters Keep Wary Eye On Atlantic Low Pressure System

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Forecasters Keep Wary Eye On Atlantic Low Pressure System

The disturbance in the Atlantic meteorologists have been watching for days is closer to developing into a tropical system.

On Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center put the chances of storm formation from the system in the Atlantic at about 70 percent. So far spaghetti models show the system, should it continue into a tropical depression, could near the vicinity of Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba between seven to nine days from now.

The Atlantic hurricane season includes the waters of the Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

In April, Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the northern Atlantic near the Azores. Conditions will be more favorable for development.

Tropical depressions are the least powerful form of tropical cyclone, and have maximum sustained winds of 38 miles per hour. This June saw two: tropical storms Bret and Cindy.

Klotzbach and his team are now predicting 15 named storms, eight of which will become hurricanes and three of which will become major hurricanes - or hurricanes that are Category 3, 4 or 5.

An Invest is simply an area of shower and thunderstorm activity that the National Hurricane Center is investing data and personnel to forecast.

In an average season, the fourth named storm doesn't typically arrive until August 23, so it appears 2017 is running ahead of schedule, making for a slightly more active season early on.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

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